I think if you told Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell back in the late 70s that the uber low-budget horror film they were working on would still be relevant to pop culture four decades later, they would’ve probably turned the blood hose on you. But alas, the allure of Ashley J. Williams and is just too strong. Thirty-six years after the original Evil Dead film and 30 years after its classic sequel Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn, and 25 years after its ridiculous horror-comedy third installment Army of Darkness, Ash is still trucking along killing deadites and fighting the Necronomicon on Starz network’s Ash vs Evil Dead, which was renewed for a third season. Since 2004, Dynamite Entertainment has been the home of the Ash vs. The Army of Darkness comic book series, so in honor of Army Of Darkness‘s silver anniversary, Dynamite is releasing a special all-new series starting with a #0 issue at the “S–Mart Special” price of only $0.99.
The first chapter of the new series is penned by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims, known for their work on X-Men ’92, and features the artwork of Mauro Vargas (Crossed: Badlands). The authors are incredibly enthusiastic about the project. In a statement from Dynamite, Sims called seeing AoD when he was 9 years old “a life changing experience.”
Ash may be the Chosen One, but that doesn’t mean he can hold down a steady job at S-Mart. When he’s scrambling for employment, will he find himself once again thrown into battle against the Deadites? Here’s a hint: The book ain’t called Ash: The Guy With A Regular Job Who Doesn’t Battle Against The Forces of Evil.
The special prelude issue will feature five variant editions with cover art by some of comics’ best and will include a special 13th anniversary edition by J. Scott Campbell, which harkens back to the original comic book cover back in 2004. Check out the cover images here below.
The new Ash vs. The Army of Darkness comic book series will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ April 2017 Previews catalog April and will be available on several digital platforms.