Science fiction may be our first, nearest and dearest love, but as you may have guessed from some of the things we cover, we’re also rather fond of horror as a genre too. When the two intersect, that’s enough to make our little hearts sing with glee. And what is the only way to make Sam Raimi’s Bruce Campbell starring camp horror classic Army of Darkness even better? Yep, take it to space, which is exactly what this new comic does, and we’ve got your first look right here. That’s right, you primitive screwheads, Ash is getting blasted out of this world.
Dynamite Entertainment recently announced the new series. This artwork comes from Army of Darkness #1, and it looks like a pretty damn good time if you ask us. This is the cover, which seems pretty obvious as I type that, and some of the interior art. And it definitely captures the absurd awesomeness and cocky bravado of both the original film and Bruce Campbell’s most beloved character.
Here’s the official statement from the publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces that its flagship title and longest-running comic book series, Army of Darkness, will launch with a brand new #1 issue in December. Cullen Bunn, the celebrated writer of Deadpool, will take iconic horror hero Ash Williams somewhere he has never been before: outer space. Longtime franchise fans are invited to strap themselves in for the bold new direction.
The artwork you see here is from artist Larry Watts, who lends his pencils and brushes (either real or digital) to Bunn’s scripts. Right now, this title is reportedly in the preview stages of production, but it should hit your local comic book retailer some time in December. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with Ash and his boomstick taking a little detour to fight evil in space? Merry Christmas to all of us.
I’m curious to see if these pages will appear as is, or if there will be narrative bubbles and dialogue added in. There’s certainly space for both, but looking at these it doesn’t seem entirely necessary, as the images tell you everything you need to know and move you along at a good clip. Personally, I hope they leave it this way, it’s a nice change of pace, functioning like a movie montage, and there will be plenty of time for words and talking later on. And we all know that Ash is definitely more of a man of action than a talker, so there’s that to consider.