Yesterday as I was updating the “Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness ” page, I couldn’t help but notice something in the “A Cover” to the upcoming fifth issue of the series: two Ash’s that seemed… different from the others. I knew I had seen these Ashes in these poses before in another comic, so I dug through my comic collection until I found what I was looking for: Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Evil Ed #2 and the Revenge of Jack The Ripper one-shot.
After five minutes of cropping Ashes in Photoshop, I placed the two into the “Ash Vs. The Army of Darkness” cover and confirmed my suspicions: Brent Schoonover (the cover artist of “AvsAOD” #5) had swiped these Ashes from Space Goat’s Evil Dead 2 books. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, swiping is…
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Welcome to the third part in my series of reviews of the various Evil Dead comics released over the years. Today, I'm looking at Space Goat Publishing's Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead By Dawn series.
- Three issues (although it was released digitally in six parts)
- First Space Goat Publishing comic based on a movie property.
- Written by Frank Hannah
Ash Williams is gone, sucked back in time somewhere with a demon that had been plaguing him for two nights in a row, and Annie Knowby is left to die alone on the floor of her family’s cabin with a dagger stuck in her back. A few moments after the time portal closed by itself, the Knowby Cabin (including the still somewhat alive Annie) falls into Hell. She walks outside to try and get her bearings when she hear…
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Welcome to the second in a series of reviews where I look at the various Evil Dead comic books released over the years. Last time, I looked at Dark Horse's Army of Darkness movie adaptation from 1992-93, today, I look at Dynamite Entertainment's first comic ever published: 2004's Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes limited series.
- Four issue limited series
- Issue #1 released July, 2004. #4 released October, 2004
- Written by Andy Hartnell
- Art by Nick Bradshaw
Ash has returned home from 1300 AD… a bit too early, as in he and Linda haven’t even left to go to the cabin yet. The Wise Man from 1300 AD has come to the future inform Ash of his mistake, but Ash sees it as a way to save Linda from becoming a Deadite. The pair race off to the cabin to hopefully bea…
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Welcome to the first in a series of blogs where I review the Evil Dead-related comic books. For this first review, I took a look at the very first comic based on a film in the Evil Dead franchise: Dark Horse’s Army of Darkness limited series from 1992-93.
- Three issues
- Released from October, 1992 to January, 1993
- Written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and John Bolton
- Art by John Bolton
It’s the Army of Darkness movie word for word as told from Ash’s perspective. I say word for word, but it makes a few changes by including sequences that were deleted from the final film, such as the Ash and Sheila love scene, Ash riding over to Henry The Red’s territory, and the alternate ending where Ash finds himself in a dystopian future. Perhaps the most memorable…
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Would anybody reading this Wiki be interested in reading reviews about the various Evil Dead comic books from over the years? I've been reading the Evil Dead/Army of Darkness books for years now and I've always been a bit disappointed to see that there's no real in-depth review of any of them, just quick little pieces in blogs or forums that mainly focus on superhero books, hell, even big Evil Dead fan sites like Deadites.net or Book of The Dead.ws doesn't even have reviews for them. As someone who has read every Evil Dead comic out as of the time I'm writing this, these books often go unnoticed to the average Evil Dead fan, although I must admit I'm not surprised. In a survey I did about Evil Dead fans several months ago, the respondents …Read more >