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Preview: Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched

Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched

Steve Niles (w)
Dennis Calero, Nacho Tenorio (a)
Jae Lee (c)
FC • 120 pages • $15.99 • Teen+

Is there anything more romantic than the sound of wedding bells and a revving chainsaw? The happy union of time-lost bad-ass Ashley J. Williams and lovely maiden Sheila is threatened by an Army-No-Longer-Limited-To-Darkness and their unstoppable leader, The Faceless Man. Will our hero overcome the Deadite hordes and get some sugar? Or will the undead armies force the bride and groom to hail The Faceless One as the king, baby? The ultimate experience in matrimonial horror is here!

This volume collects the entire four-issue series by STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night) and NACHO TENORIO. Also included are the original script to issue #1, and a complete cover gallery featuring the art Eisner-award winning artists JAE?LEE (Batman/Superman) and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (Afterlife of Archie) as well as LUCIO PARRILLO (Red Sonja), NICK BRADSHAW (Wolverine and the X-Men), and more!

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Wes Craven & Steve Niles Team Up For The Disciples Adaptation

The Disciples #1 CoverBlack Mask Studios has announced that horror maestros Wes Craven and Steve Niles are joining forces to adapt Black Mask’s upcoming comic book The Disciples into a TV show for Universal Cable Productions with Niles’ Black Mask co-founders Matt Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz executive producing alongside Industry Entertainment’s Sara BottfeldThe Disciples marks Black Mask’s latest foray into TV, joining the adaptation of Five Ghosts that Black Mask has in development at Syfy with Evan Daugherty writing the pilot.

The Disciples is a sci-fi/horror story about a team of interstellar private eyes tracking down a girl who’s run off to join a cult on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede… it’s ‘True Detective in space’ brought to you courtesy of Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten.

Niles co-founded Black Mask Studios with Pizzolo and Gurewitz in 2013 as a home for edgy and subversive comics.

The Disciples #1 comes to shelves May 27th.

Review: Vampirella Faery Tales #5

VampiFeary05-Cov-A-AnacletoWith the horror genre of comics definitely making a resurgence in recent years, it is no surprise to see Vampirella be brought back in to fashion. I can tell you it’s probably been almost 20 years since the last time I picked up one of her books and this certainly did not disappoint.

This is the last installment in the five part series, where Vampirella finds herself inside the storybook, like Alice through the looking glass, and must find a way out. What she discovers inside though, in these last few chapeters, neither her, nor the reader, would have suspected.

The comic reads like something out of Tale From the Crypt with the narrator interacting directly with Vampirella and making groan-inducingly painful, but at the same time terribly delicious, puns. Even much the art work is reminiscent of the old Creepshow and Tales From the Vault comics from the ’60’s and 70’s. It is a dose of nostalgia in the modern age, and successfully pays homage to it’s predecessors.
There are noticeable shifts when each of the artists takes the reins for their respective stories, but not so much as to be a distraction or to interrupt the flow.

The writing is what you would expect, a combination between Poe and the alliterative nature of comics from a bygone age, harking back even to old radio dramas where the story, by necessity, needed to be fleshed out in such a verbal cornucopia as to engage and enthrall the listeners.

The comic never loses site of itself, knowing full well it is simply campy, pulpy fun at it’s best.

Writer: Nancy A. Collins, Steve Niles Artist: Jack Jadson, Eman Casallos
Story 7.0 Art 8.5 Overall 8.0 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Vampirella: Feary Tales #5

Vampirella: Feary Tales #5

Nancy A. Collins, Steve Niles (w)
Jack Jadson, Eman Casallos (a)
Jay Anacleto, Joyce Chin, David Roach (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Final Issue! Vampirella is shocked when she meets the pun-happy Storyteller face-to-face, only to end up hip-deep in alligators in Steve Niles’ swamp-monster retelling of “The Frog Prince”. Then, in Nancy A. Collins’ twisted take on “Sleeping Beauty”, a major character from the original Warren run is reintroduced when Vampirella finally discovers the true identity of her mysterious doppelganger and learns about her hidden connection to the enchanted book she is trapped inside in a weird and wicked resolution that ties in with the on-going monthly title—provided Vampi can escape a castle full of walking dead that have awoken from their centuries-long slumber with a royal appetite…

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Preview: Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #4

Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #4

Steve Niles (w)
Nacho Tenorio (a)
Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Is there anything more romantic than the sound of wedding bells and a revving chainsaw? The happy union of timelost bad-ass Ashley J. Williams and lovely maiden Sheila is threatened by an Army-No-Longer-Limited-To-Darkness and their unstoppable leader, The Faceless Man. Will our hero overcome the Deadite hordes and get some sugar? Or will the undead armies force the bride and groom to hail The Faceless One as the king, baby?  The ultimate experience in matrimonial horror ends here!

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Preview: Army of Darkness #1992.1

Army of Darkness #1992.1

Steve Niles, Elliott Serrano, Cullen Bunn, James Kuhoric, Mike Raicht (w)
Francesco Manna, Larry Watts, Juan Francisco Moyano, Juanan Antonio, Matthew Childers (a)
Lucio Parrillo (c)
FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • Teen+

With Ash getting hitched and the Army of Darkness continuously at the heels of the Chosen One, it’s time to party like it’s 1992… point one! Dynamite celebrates the success of the Army of Darkness series by going back to a simpler time — when the internet was young and cell phones were ten pounds.  This one-shot features stories that are classically Ash, by your favorite Army of Darkness writers: James Kuhoric, Steve Niles, Elliott Serrano, and Mike Raicht. Not to mention your soon-to-be new favorite, Cullen Bunn — with a story that ties directly into the new story arc!

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Preview: Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #3

Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #3

Steve Niles (w)
Nacho Tenorio (a)
Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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The dark forces are closing in on Ash & Sheila. Ash must venture to the one place he doesn’t want to go to make it to his wedding alive.

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Preview: Ash and the Army of Darkness TPB

ASH AND THE ARMY OF DARKNESS TPB

Steve Niles (w)
Dennis Calero, Nacho Tenorio (a)
Ben Templesmith (c)
FC l 232 pages l $24.99

The battle has been fought and won. Ash battled and defeated the Deadite image of himself and saved the world. Now all he wants to do is get home and have a normal life. Too bad he messed up the Book of the Dead incantation. Will Ash ever escape the land of the Deadites? Will he ever find his girl? Will he ever remember the last part of the incantation? Now an army of unbelievable horrors rules the land and only Ash can annoy them! This 232 page volume collects issues 1 8 of the first volume of Ash and The Army of Darkness by Steve Niles, Dennis Calero and Nacho Tenorio and features the original script to issue #1, along with a complete cover gallery by Ben Templesmith, Dennis Calero, Sina Grace, Chris Mitten, Arthur Suydam, Lucio Parrillo and Justin Erickson!

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Preview: Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #2 (of 4)

ARMY OF DARKNESS: ASH GETS HITCHED #2 (of 4)

Steve Niles (w)
Nacho Tenorio (a)
Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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The Curse of the Faceless Man has been unleashed on the land. The dead can now walk in sunlight. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. Now Ash and Sheila must fight for their lives if they are ever going to get married.

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Preview: Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1

Cal’s changed . . . and maybe not for the better. Locked away and drowning himself with booze and aspirin, Cal feels the evil consuming him. Will he be able to withstand its pull or will he become the monster war’s greatest weapon of destruction?

The series is written by Steve Niles and art by Christopher Mitten.

Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1 is on sale September 17th.

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