KISS/Army of Darkness #1
Written by Chad Bowers and Chris Sims
Art by Ruairi Coleman
Colors by Timothy C. Brown
Letters by Troy Peteri
Covers by Kyle Strahm and Greg Smallwood, Ken Haeser, Buz Hasson, and Blair Smith, Goni Montes Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: February 28, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99
You just cannot go wrong with a story about KISS, you know? But like peanut butter and chocolate, some things are even better with a pairing. This holds especially true in KISS/Army of Darkness #1. Entrusted with the power of The Destroyer, our fearsome foursome uses their power to protect mankind, rather than for destruction.
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.
No genre produces more sequels than horror. And let’s face it, most of these horror sequels are cheaply made, easily produced, and generally terrible. It has become customary in the last thirty years that whenever horror hits a home run, to rush to replicate the process as many times as possible. In the 80s, slashers were the thing, and by decade’s end there were eight Friday the 13th films, five for the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, and five for the Halloween franchise. In recent years, the Saw and Paranormal Activity franchises have spit out a sequel a year. Because of this, it is genuinely surprising when a horror sequel comes along that receives both critical and fan praise. After seeing one of those shockingly great horror sequels last week with Ouija: Origin of Evil, I’ve dug up the Top 10 Horror Movie Sequels, right in time for Halloween.
Load up your boomstick and oil up that chainsaw. This Halloween is going to be one for the ages as far as fans of the Evil Dead movies are concerned.
The 10-episode series Ash Vs. Evil Dead is set to premiere on Starz on Halloween night – watch the amazing and bloody Comic-Con trailer here – and four days before the show’s big premiere marks the release of Scream Factory’s long-awaited release of Army of Darkness on Blu-ray.
Scream, the horror and sci-fi subsidiary of Shout! Factory, has been working on the Army Blu for quite some time. Today they have unveiled the final list of special features.
You can check out the full line-up of supplements and the snazzy new cover art created for this release here below.
Back at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, the first official trailer for the TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead, which is of course based on the original Evil Dead trilogy of movies from Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, and it was magnificent.
Now Starz has released a new trailer for the show, the “Evil Trailer,” and you can check it out below.