"Al" Arlington is a inspiring comic book artist. Upon his editor constantly "Defacing" his art he turns to a life of crime as a "Booky" or a numbers keeper in order to pay the bills. Al is smarter than he looks and can normally Weasel his way in or out of any deal, hence the nick-name "Weasel".
Unfortunately, for Al a deal went south ultimately ending up with the crew, Billy, Finn, Sal, and himself winding up as prisoners on "Hell Island", Alcatraz. The other three told Al, that since they got him there that it was his responsibility for getting them off the island.
Al spent months planning to build "Icarus" which was named after one of the heroes in his new comic book. Al continued to write and draw comics while in Alcatraz to pass the time but his ultimate goal was to escape. He continued sending his work by mail to the "Editor" but it all resulted with the same outcome, it was never good enough.
Time went by and the other three weren't seeing any of the results, they looked at the drawings of the plane he made and said it would never fly. They eventually lost their temper knowing they were never going to escape and ended up shanking Arlington to death on the rooftop as Al was describing the ramp system he came up with. They then drug his body and hid it inside the shed on the roof.
The other 3 were then tried and executed for the murder of Al on that cold New Year's Night.
That was History... Then something changed...
A rift was opened in the space-time continuum as the result of experimental Nazi Time-Travel. Time was never meant to be manipulated but due to a new element being discovered resulted in experiments with "Magical" outcomes. This element is known as Ununpentium also known as Element 115.
With this new discovery, it led to new break throughs in science, primarily with Teleportation and Time Manipulation. Unfortunately, it had an alternate use, bringing the dead back to life, but that's another story.
With the experimentation and constant breaches through time, the rift was created. This rift resulted in time freezing in place, not only in the present, but also in the past. The past was reliving the same moment over and over again, but only a few were aware of it.
The Prisoners were some of those few. They knew what was going to happen, but had no control on how to change it so the cycle continued, Al being murdered and the others being executed.
Al has always been smart, and an artist of sorts, the others are completely useless. So Al was chosen... By who you ask? An ancient being, that had quietly been residing inside the world that he has know for centuries.
As Al sat in his cell he began seeing weird symbols, and was receiving odd messages. He began documenting them but kept them to himself. He never knew what role this ancient being was about to instill upon him.
It was Dec 31, 1932 New Year's Eve, and the cycle was about to begin again.
Finn states, "Sal, we must have been through this Fifty times already."
Sal replies, "And we'll go throught with it another fifty if thats what it takes."
Everything seems to be repeating the same until a guard that Weasel killed comes back with glowing red eyes. The crew unloaded their revolvers until the guard finally dropped. Then the prison began to morph into the definition of hell itself.
Weasel says, "This ain't right, something weird's going on here..."
Weasel has been given his mission to break the cycle. He has to survive and execute his three murderers himself. Thus breaking the cycle. Upon breaking the cycle he is given a gift, what gift is that? Immortality.
Weasel has been made the pawn of the ancient being residing inside the MDP.
What is his new mission? Stopping Rictofen and Maxis from ever ruling the Earth.
How will he do that? By creating the cult of "The Flesh".
Why would he create the cult? Because only those who have ingested zombie flesh can be communicated to by the "Ancient One."
Stulinger has ingested Zombie Flesh due to the Cult, Stulinger is being communicated to by the Ancient One. Unfortunately, he has two conflicting voices in his head, as well as a third through electronic devices.
We are now going to have a third choice of someone to help. By helping the Ancient One we restore balance.
If you want to restore balance you have to start over, maybe we are stuck in one continuous loop. The only way of restoring balance is by breaking the cycle.