I should start by saying I had a bit of bias when beginning this review, as I am a Sam Raimi, Army of Darkness fan. Now with that out-of-the-way, I wasn’t surprised I liked this book. Set Twenty years in the future the Deadites and the Army of Darkness have concurred civilization; however Ash is not battling alone. “The Chosen One” now has supernatural compatriots including Eva, the Daughter of Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster and even Vlad himself.
This issue begins with Ash searching for a body to attach Frankenstein’s head in order to regroup with Eva and her father who are ferrying the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis. We get fantastic back story on the strained relationship between Eva and her father from both Frankenstein and Dracula. The group all the while still being pursued by Ash’s demon twin, The General.
The writing was solid and well paced and the art was decent. A few panels had some odd facial expressions, which momentarily took me out of the story. These occurred frequently enough to be mentioned but not enough to hamper the story progression. I should also mention several pages were flat-out gorgeous, the colorist nailed the dystopian feel. The final page has me wanting issue 6, and this is what good comics are all about in my opinion.
Overall, the book was a fun read and definitely worthy of a look, especially if you like me enjoy the Army of Darkness.
Written by Nancy A. Collins
Illustrated by Kewber Baal
Colors by Schimerys Baal
Letters by Simon Bowland