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Preview: Army of Darkness 1979 #1

Army of Darkness 1979 #1

writer: Rodney Barnes
artist: Tom Garcia
covers: Jason Shawn Alexander (A), Arthur Suydam (B), Junnguen Yoon (C), Stuart Sayger (D), Blank Authentix (E), Arthur Suydam (F-RI/BW), Stuart Sayger (G-RI/BW), Jungeun Yoon (H-RI/BW), Jason Shawn Alexander (I-RI/BW), Arthur Suydam (J-RI/Tint), Jungeun Yoon (K-RI/Tint), Jason Shawn Alexander (L-RI/Tint)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Dare we say it!?!? Yes! We Dare!

ASH IS BACK, BABY!

After his most recent appearance in Die!namite Lives, Ashley Williams is retired. Settled down. Haunted by the Deadites and the Necronomicon no more- wait, no, that ain’t right… None of that is true! In fact, not only is Ash still haunted by Deadites and the Necronomicon, but he’s haunted by the both of them in the 1970s (kids, ask your parents. Parents, ask yourselves!)! And what does he find in the South Brox of the late 70s? Gangs! And what have those gangs found? The Necronomicon. So, what does that make the gangs? Bad-Ass Mxxxerfxxxers.

Dynamite proudly presents a brand new Army of Darkness series, written by Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia), drawn by Tom Garcia and featuring an awesome array of cover artists, including the Dynamite return of Jason Shawn Alexander, along with Junggeun Yoon, and Stuart Sayger and the Zombie King himself — Arthur Suydam!

Rodney Barnes is an American screenwriter and producer. Barnes has written and produced The Boondocks, My Wife and Kids, Everybody Hates Chris, Those Who Can’t, Marvel’s Runaways, American Gods, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, and is currently an executive producer/writer on HBO’s Untitled Los Angeles Lakers drama. In comics, Barnes is the creator of the critically acclaimed Killadelphia from Image Comics, and has written Falcon and Lando (Star Wars) for Marvel Comics.

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Preview: Army of Darkness vs Bubba Ho-Tep TP

Army of Darkness vs Bubba Ho-Tep TP

writer: Scott Duvall
artists: Vincenzo Federici
cover: Diego Galindo
FC | 104 pages | $17.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen +

Ash embarks on a soul-searching road trip to Texas on a hunch that Elvis Presley may still be alive and kicking (and supposedly vanquished a mummy)! What follows is a series of universe-spanning events that involve an Elvis jumpsuit with special time-travel abilities, a trip to 70’s Vegas, plus the reveal of an evil new Book of the Dead, the Necronomicon Ho-Tep. Has Ash met his ultimate match when trading barbs with a 4,000-year-old, foul-mouthed mummy who sucks souls? Can his idol Elvis mentor him through a mid-life crisis before it becomes his final crisis? Join the adventure in a road-tripping, time-hopping groovy tale!

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. When you’re done with that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Army of Darkness Hawlloween Special

Comic Attack – Drawn to Sex

Newsarama – Mars Attacks #1

The Beat – Olivia Twist #2

Newsarama – The Whispering Dark #1

Preview: Army of Darkness Halloween Special One-Shot

Army of Darkness Halloween Special One-Shot

writers: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, Benito Cereno
artists: Eoin Marron, Sam Lotfi
cover: Reilly Brown
FC | 40 pages | $4.99 | Teen+

When a crazed tour guide raises the spectral remains of the galleon that brought the Necronomicon to America, Ash finally meets the one thing he hates more than Deadites – ghost pirates! It’s chainsaws and boomsticks against cutlasses and muskets, and if Blackbeard’s men can’t have their treasure, the Promised One’s head will have to do!

Army of Darkness Celerbates 25 Years with a Dynamite “Groovy” Groupees

Dynamite Entertainment and Groupees are offer a horror-heavy digital comics promotion to fans of the seminal Bruce Campbell film, Army of Darkness. The AOD Build-a-Bundle is designed to fit any budget, granting enthusiasts the freedom to choose individual comics for a super-discounted rate, or collect all 111 digital comics for the low, low price of only $19.93 (a number familiar to fans as Army of Darkness‘ release year), a savings of over 90%!

To make the bundle even more appealing, Dynamite is offering five (5) introductory digital comics – an $8.95 value – for absolutely free. If you’ve never read the adventures of tough-talkin’, chainsaw-wielding, Deadite-killin’ Ashley J. Williams in comic book format before, feel free to dive into the carnage with the following selection:

  • Ash vs. The Army of Darkness #0
  • Army of Darkness Movie Adaptation #1
  • Army of Darkness Vol. 2 #1
  • Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #1
  • Army of Darkness: Shop Til You Drop #1

To purchase the individual issues in digital form, Dynamite and Groupees are offering each issue at a specially reduced price, so you can mix-and-match to meet your story preference. But remember – the best buy would be to nab the entire lot of digital AOD comics for the low rate of only $19.93. That’s over 100 comics valued at almost $300  – over 2,000 pages of action and mayhem — at a fraction of the price!

  • Army of Darkness Vol. 1 #1-4 (“AOD vs Reanimator” storyline) – $1.00 each
  • Army of Darkness Vol. 1 #5-7 – $1.00 each
  • Army of Darkness Vol. 1 #8-11 (“Ash vs. Classic Monsters” storyline) – $1.00 each
  • Army of Darkness Vol. 1 #12-13 (prequel to Ash vs. Marvel Zombies) – $1.00 each
  • Army of Darkness Vol. 2 #2-27 – $0.75 each
  • Army of Darkness Vol. 3 #1-13 – $0.50 each
  • Army of Darkness / Reanimator: Digital Exclusive Edition One-Shot – $1.00 each
  • Army of Darkness #1992.1 – $0.50 each
  • Army of Darkness Vol 4 #1-5 (“Ash in Space” storyline) – $1.00 each
  • Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash #1-6 – $1.00 each
  • Army of Darkness: Ash for President One-Shot – $1.00 each
  • Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #2-4 – $0.50 each
  • Army of Darkness: Ash Saves Obama #1-4 – $0.75 each
  • Tales of Army of Darkness (featuring Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman) – $1.00 each
  • Army of Darkness Convention Special – $2.00 each
  • Army of Darkness: Furious Road #1-6 – $1.00 each
  • Army of Darkness Movie Adaptation #2-3 – 50 cents each
  • Army of Darkness: Shop Til You Drop #2-4 – 50 cents each
  • Army of Darkness / Xena: Warrior Princess – Why Not? #1-4 – $1.00 each
  • Ash and the Army of Darkness #1-8 – $1.00 each
  • Ash vs. The Army of Darkness #1-5 – $1.00 each
  • Vampirella / Army of Darkness #1-4 – $1.00 each
  • Xena: Warrior Princess vs. Army of Darkness: What Again? #1-4 – $1.00 each

Eager to experience more horror in digital comic form? Dynamite and Groupees proudly continue to offer the Twilight Zone Bundle, from now through the first week of March! Twilight Zone – the original science fiction phenomenon – hurls humanity’s fragile sanity deeper into the unknown courtesy of Dynamite’s talented roster of comic book writers and artists… and thanks to the publisher’s partnership with Groupees, you have a front row seat to the weirdness!

A traditional package deal, Groupees offers the following 19 digital comics, valued at over $42.00, for the low price of only $3.99 – a 90% savings!

  • Twilight Zone #1-12 (by Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski)
  • Twilight Zone: 1959 One-Shot
  • Twilight Zone Annual
  • Twilight Zone: Lost Tales One-Shot
  • Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance #1-4

Preview: Army of Darkness: Furious Road TP

Army of Darkness: Furious Road TP

writer: Nancy A. Collins
artist: Kewber Baal
cover: Gabriel Hardman
FC • 144+ pages • $19.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 1-6!

Twenty years in the future, the Army of Darkness has succeeded in collapsing Western civilization. An unexpected upshot of the Deadites taking over? Supernatural species such as vampires, witches, and werewolves form an uneasy alliance with humanity in order to survive. The only hope for both mankind and monsters alike is a ritual that will send the demons back to the Hell that birthed them. But first, a rag-tag crew including the Frankenstein Monster and Eva, the Daughter of Dracula, must track down the fabled grimoire known as the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis and deal with its guardian… a certain Ash Williams!

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Preview: Army of Darkness: Ash For President

Army of Darkness: Ash For President

writer: Elliott Serrano
artist: Diego Galindo
cover: Elliot Fernandez, Pete Pantazis
FC • 48 pages • $5.99 • Teen+

He’s faced off against demons in Hell. He’s battled the dead in the future. He’s even combated the armies of darkness in space. But Ash Williams has never gone up against evil in an arena like this: the political arena! From the writer who brought you “Hail to the Queen, Baby” and “Ash Saves Obama” comes the off-beat adventure that answers the question: “What if Ash Williams ran for President of the United States?” When the Necronomicon Ex Mortis gives him a cryptic message, Ash Williams enlists the help of a beautiful psychic to help him track down the agent of the “Great Darkness”, an evil so great that it threatens both humankind and the demon realm. But what happens when the search for truth takes Ash on a trail that he never expected… the campaign trail?

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Army of Darkness: Furious Road in March

Hot on the heels of Ashley “Ash” Williams’ return to pop culture prominence on the small screen, Dynamite Entertainment releases the next chapter of its flagship title in Army of Darkness: Furious Road.

Nancy A. Collins casts the square-jawed hero of Army of Darkness twenty years into the future, where The Deadites and their Army of Darkness have succeeded in bringing down Western civilization. An unexpected upshot of the demons taking over? Supernatural species such as vampires, witches, and werewolves forming an uneasy alliance with humanity in order to survive. The only hope for both mankind and monsters alike is a ritual that will send the Deadites back to the hell that birthed them. But first, a rag-tag crew that includes the Frankenstein Monster and Eva, the Daughter of Dracula, have to track down the fabled spell book known as the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis and deal with its guardian, a certain Ashley “Ash” Williams.

Army of Darkness: Furious Road features art from Kewber Baal, and will host multiple variant covers by Tyler Crook, Gabriel Hardman, Francesco Francavilla, and Tony Fleecs! Army of Darkness: Furious Road hits shops on March 2!

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Evil Dead Movie Marathon This Friday on Starz to Celebrate Ash vs Evil Dead

Ash vs Evil Dead ArtSetting the stage for the premiere of the highly anticipated STARZ Original series Ash vs Evil Dead, Starz presents a marathon of the cult classic Evil Dead horror franchise on Friday, October 30 beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT hosted by Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell. The marathon will conclude with a sneak peek of the first episode of Ash vs Evil Dead at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT.

The Evil Dead marathon kicks off with the original 1981 cult classic, The Evil Dead at 8:00pm ET/PT on STARZ. This seminal horror movie features five friends who go to a cabin in the woods where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They discover the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead, which when translated releases a legion of demons and spirits. In order to survive the night, Ash must do battle with the evil dead.

The marathon continues with the 1987 sequel, Evil Dead 2 at 9:30pm ET/PT. Ash, the lone survivor of the original demon attack, returns in the second chapter of the cult franchise. Armed with a chainsaw and a shotgun, he again must fight the evil dead when a group of strangers interrupt his romantic vacation in a lonely cabin in the woods.

The Evil Dead marathon concludes with the 1992 third installment, Army of Darkness at 10:55pm ET/PT and a sneak peek at the first episode of the STARZ Original series Ash vs Evil Dead. In Army of Darkness, our hero, Ash, is transported back in time to 1300 A.D. and once again faces off against the evil unleashed. In order to return to the present and get back home, he must take up his chainsaw and “boomstick” to defeat the Deadites and return the Necronomicon to its final resting place.

Humble Bundle Gets an Army of Darkness Dynamite Comics Bundle

Layout 1Dynamite Entertainment has unleashed the Army of Darkness comics into one giant-size Humble Bundle featuring more issues than you can shake a boomstick at. Based on the 1992 cult classic movie from visionary director Sam Raimi starring Bruce Campbell as “Ash,” this collection of comics continues the adventures of Ash, the “chosen one,” as he does battle with the deadites possessed by the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead.

The stories bundled here feature legendary crossovers with other icons of the horror genre including Re-Animator, Dracula, and Hack/Slash – not to mention a groovy guest spot as Ash saves President Barack Obama. When he’s not bailing out the commander in chief, follow Ash on his many misadventures as he goes from ancient Egypt to entering a video game, blasts off into SPAAAACE, not to mention his scariest destination of all – the altar.

This bundle is also packed with star power featuring some of comics’ biggest names including Cullen Bunn, Steve Niles, Nick Bradshaw, Sanford Greene, Andy Hartnell, and even The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman, plus many more.

Check out the “dynamite” comics in this bundle at each threshold!

Customers can name their price for:

  • Army Of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes
  • Army Of Darkness Vs. Re-Animator
  • Army Of Darkness: Old School
  • Army Of Darkness: Ash Vs. The Classic Monsters
  • Ash And The Army Of Darkness

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive:

  • Army Of Darkness Vs. Hack/Slash
  • Army Of Darkness: Ash Saves Obama
  • Army Of Darkness: From The Ashes
  • Army Of Darkness: The Long Road Home
  • Army Of Darkness: Home Sweet Hell
  • Army Of Darkness: Hellbillies And Deadnecks
  • Army Of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus:

  • Army Of Darkness: League Of Light, Assemble!
  • Army Of Darkness: Movie Adaptation
  • Army Of Darkness Vol. 1: Hail To The Queen, Baby
  • Army Of Darkness Vol. 2: The King Is Dead, Long Live The Queen
  • Army Of Darkness: Ash In Space.

In total, there are 92 comics bundled here to help commemorate 1992 – the year that the Army of Darkness movie first hit theaters!

The first taste is free as each day throughout the promotion, fans can sample the content as Ash brings some “sugar” with a new FREE comic at 2 p.m. Pacific time daily.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. Humble Comics Bundle: Army of Darkness supports three worthy causes:

  • Doctors Without Borders/MSF
  • Make-A-Wish International
  • Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Humble Comics Bundle: Army of Darkness runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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