Army of Darkness returns from Dynamite

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One of its early hits but on hiatus for a while, ARMY OF DARKNESS is coming back from Dynamite in a new series with a new female Ash who wears her underwear 2005-style. Based on the EVIL DEAD trilogy, the new series is by writer Elliot Serrano and artist Marat Mychaels.

Written by Elliot Serrano and drawn by Marat Mychaels, with covers by Tim Seeley and Marat Mychaels, Army of Darkness returns to comics with a new #1 next February 2012!  In issue #1, A new chapter in the Army of Darkness saga begins! As the evil of the Necronomicon spreads across the cosmos, a new ally in the war against the Deadites emerges. Who is the woman named “Ash” and what relation does she have to “The Chosen One” Ashley J. Williams? And who is the alien Deadite creature who follows her across time and space? The answers lie deep within the pyramids of ancient Egypt…in a parallel universe! The adventures of everyone’s favorite chainsaw swinging, boom-stick wielding hero continue!  Be sure to get Army of Darkness in February, 2012!

“With the relaunch of the Army of Darkness series, we’re hoping to take the story of Ashley J. Williams’ struggle against the forces of the Necronomicon in interesting new directions, while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original film,” says writer Elliot Serrano.  “We’re going to meet new characters, face bigger baddies and explore what it truly means to be the ‘Chosen One’ in the AOD universe.  Starting with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, so many talented people have contributed to the AOD mythos – not only in the movies but also in comics and video games – and living up to their efforts has been a real challenge. But I’m also drawing inspiration from those creators who’ve gone before me. As a HUGE AOD fan myself, I’m trying to tell a story that I would love to read myself!”

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“I have had a chance to work on a lot of very cool projects through the years, but working on Army of Darkness with Elliot Serrano has been one of the best,” adds artist Marat Mychaels. “Having a chance to add to the AOD mythology is very creatively satisfying.”

The Evil Dead is a trilogy of horror films created by Sam Raimi. The films focus on the protagonist, Ashley “Ash” J. Williams, played by Bruce Campbell, who deals with “deadites”, which are undead antagonists created by the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis. Released in 1992, Army of Darkness is the last film in the franchise so far, taking Ash back in time to England in 1300 AD.

Comments

  1. Jeremy Holstein says:

    Um, isn’t Dynamite publishing an Army of Darkness / Danger Girl comic right now?

  2. Matthew says:

    what the hell is going on with that girl’s underwear.

  3. Scott Cohen did a nice job on the previous incarnation.

  4. Okay, the underware is crazy, but what is going on with the way her eyes are almost in her hairline?

  5. john layman says:

    Elliott Seranno wears his underwear that way too.

  6. What do you mean, “underwear”? I thought that was a mustache.

  7. Xenos says:

    As for the underwear and eyes in the forehead? Simple explanation.

    Bad 90s styled artwork.

    This is what happens when a generation grows up reading Rob Liefeld comics. … What? That How to Deal With Haters post got me hatin.

    Though really, it’s simply a badly drawn woman. It’s a drawing based on drawing from the worst of the 90s, not actual real people. Unrealistic underwear and disproportionate face are sure signs. At least the other one looks like she’s wearing clothing.

    I’m not even that opposed to cheesecake. I’m just tired of it being badly done. Hell, the other day I almost bought an X-men comic for the Art Adams Emma Frost alone. Now there’s an artist who is stylized and cartoony, but still gives characters weight and makes them feel realistic.

    Here you’re painfully aware they’re only lines on paper.

  8. Xenos says:

    Oh and Bruce Campbell and Sam Rami still refuse to give these comics any regard. I still regret getting Brice to sign one of those books because I thought it’d be easier to put up on the wall than a DVD. He doesn’t even sign them anymore. Now I need to get him to sign a VHS tape.

  9. Xenos: Exactly! Before I noticed how horrible it was, I checked the signature to see if Silvestri had drawn it…

    Those 90s and their crazy hacking of anatomy.

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