|First Seen||Issue 8|
|Relations||Heather - Girlfriend|
|Ethnicity||Caucasian - American|
No, she's... she's right. We can't afford to fight anymore. I'm sorry, but... this group is a broken glass. One little touch, one blow, one movement... and it'll shatter and fall on the ground. I don't want that to happen.
Russell is a main character in Rot and Rise. He is a survivor living in Ethan's community, known for being a kind-hearted young man with a sense of helping other survivors, which often blinds his judgement of who should he should save.
Not much is known about Russell's life before the apocalypse, except that he was the neighbor of Ethan and at one point started a relationship with Heather. It is speculated that the three escaped their apartment building and fled towards the Alfreda Manor hotel.
Russell finds Alice while she is in the woods, trying to find Rob after she discovered he had been bitten. He offers to help them out with finding a place to live, and tells them that he can drive them over to the Alfreda Manor where a doctor can help Rob with his injuries, and they could share some food. Alice agrees, and they ride Russell's jeep towards the hotel, where he helps Rob get to the nursery.
- Numerous counts of corpses.
Volume 1: A Whole New World:Edit
- Issue 8
- Issue 9
- Issue 10
- Russell was supposed to be in a relationship with Deanna instead of Heather.