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Preview: Death to the Army of Darkness Trade Paperback

Death to the Army of Darkness Trade Paperback

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Jacob Edgar
Cover: Ben Oliver
120 pages | Action Adventure / Humor | $19.99 | Teen+

An all-new story by RYAN PARROTT (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and JACOB EDGAR (Red Sonja)! It’s been six months since the events of the Army of Darkness film…Ash is just trying to settle down and get back to his groovy ways. But dammit, DEADITE-POSSESSED strangers keep attacking him at every turn. Why is evil following everywhere he turns, and what happens when an awful splinter spell causes Ash to become…TEAM ASH!?

Death to the Army of Darkness Trade Paperback

Exclusive Guest Column: “I make comic books. But my first love is comic strips.” – Nate Cosby

The Daring Double Life of Ace Adams

Last month, The Daring Double Life of Ace Adams (formerly Alter Ego) launched on Kickstarter. The 100-page all-new graphic novel from writer Nate Cosby, artist Jacob Edgar, colorist Kike J. Diaz, and letterer Rus Wooton hit its goal and then some and is in its final 48 hours!

As the campaign winds down, we have an insightful exclusive guest post from Nate Coby about his collaboration with Jacob Edgar to create a one-page script that helped pitch the story!

Find out a bit about the process behind the curtain and support The Daring Double Life of Ace Adams!


Most of my time in high school was spent doodling obvious riffs on Calvin & Hobbes, Foxtrot, Wizard of Id, Mutts, Hagar The Horrible, Peanuts, etc. The challenge of a comic strip is in efficiently expressing yourself. You need to find the fundamental essence of what you want to say and show, do it, then get out. The writer part of me loves that. The editor part of me loves it even more.

When I worked as an editor at Marvel, I’d get bored during meetings and doodle short strips, giving myself the personal challenge of portraying the important aspects of characters in three panels.

There was Iron Man…

Professor X…

The Sentry…

I was just screwing around, passing the time. I encapsulated Spider-Man’s origin with the help of Colleen Coover, which was used as the recap page of Spider-Man Family #4…

When I quit Marvel to start my own company, I got busy, which meant less doodle time. But just for fun, every once in a while I’d tweet out short quotes from the point of view of characters. And my Buddy Cops co-creator Doc Shaner would add art to them, like The Spectre…

…and Captain Marvel…

Chris Eliopoulos and I were asked to do a one-pager for Archaia’s Free Comic Book Day book, which was a flip book. I took the “format” as a challenge, and came up with a story that was both about flipping, and required a flipping of the comic itself…

So when it came time for Jacob and I to start promoting The Daring Double Life of Ace Adams, we had plenty of interior pages to show, that Jacob had drawn, Kike J. Diaz colored, Rus Wooton lettered…but there wasn’t a short sequence that succinctly sold what the book was about as a whole, so I thought, well heck, Jacob’s been doing one-pagers of Superman, Batman & Robin for years…

…let’s do one for Ace Adams!

My original script was a montage of sorts, showing The Black Dog and Whiz-Bang in action at various times of day. But it felt too obtuse in its intentions, too busy…plus it required Jacob to draw a bunch of backgrounds, and that wouldn’t be nice of me to ask for…Jacob’s a comic artist with TRIPLETS, for god’s sake.

So I thought back to the Captain Marvel strip that Doc drew so effectively, which was just a series of middle shots, with incredible attention to facial expressions and body language. I knew Jacob could nail that sort of thing, so I wrote a script that had Ace changing from Dog to Whiz, and speaking to the viewer.

I didn’t ask Jacob to “move his camera” at all…so all the great choices to tilt up, zoom in, focus on boots, those are all his.

The idea was to convey the central reason that Ace chooses to be two different superheroes…one at night, one during the day. Ace explains himself, shares this idea of not being deterred by helping, even when knowing that there’s no way he can actually fix or solve anything. Just because something’s impossible doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying. And he does it while changing, to give the reader the sense that Ace is always moving, always changing and adapting to his situation.

Kike did a beautiful job of providing texture on the backgrounds without having it compete for attention with Ace. He pops out quite nicely. And Rus did his requisite masterclass on lettering…I particularly love the way Rus sometimes puts balloons “higher” than the panel borders, so they’re drifting into the gutters. It’s a small thing, but I feel like it subtly “attaches” panels to one another, and creates a cohesion across the page.

And voila! A one-pager that gives you a sense of our main character, and the journey he’ll be on throughout our 100-page graphic novel.

Nate Cosby and Jacob Edgar’s Alter Ego is now on Kickstarter

Hush-hush and on the QT, we present to you, dear reader, the Golden Age of Hollywood. Los Angeles is ripe with beautiful beaches and gorgeous movie stars, and there’s opportunity as far as the eye can wander. There is also, unfortunately, a supervillain problem, with rogues running rampant everywhere. During the day, the city is attacked by atomic robots, robbers that run football formations, and circus acts with a death wish! And by night? There’s an onslaught of gangsters with magic wands, feral beasts out for blood, and seedy criminal organizations conducting cosmic-powered turf wars. Welcome to the world of Alter Ego, an action-packed, 100-page all-new, original graphic novel by Eisner-nominated writer Nate Cosby, artist Jacob Edgar, colorist Kike J. Diaz, and letterer Rus Wooton. A Kickstarter for Alter Ego is now live from Linney Incorporated, featuring variant covers by superstar artists Wilfredo Torres, Phil Hester, Declan Shalvey, Chris Eliopoulos, and SOZOMAIKA, and a main cover from artist and co-creator Jacob Edgar.

In Alter Ego, LA’s scandalous crime wave inspires two strikingly different heroes to spring into action. By day, the streets are protected by Whiz-Bang, a grinning, gregarious defender of goodness. By night, the City of Angels is defended by an entirely different kind of hero: The Black Dog appears in a cloud of smoke, a mysterious vigilante determined to strike fear in cowardly criminals. And unbeknownst to the mayor, the police force, the entire city…these radically different heroes share an incredible secret: They are the same man.

Ace Adams is a cocky stuntman who can throw himself off 20-story buildings, or scrap with a legion of thugs. Ace is the kind of guy that has a motor that won’t quit. He thinks he’s got the world on a string; all he has to do is keep pulling. This superhero thing is a gas, and it allows him to perform, in ways that he’s not able to in movies, now that his acting career is stalled. Who knows…if he saves enough people, maybe they’ll make a movie about him, and maybe he’ll star in it.

The Kickstarter for Alter Ego is live now and will end on April 14. 

Preview: Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special

Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special

writer: Dearbhla Kelly, David Avallone, Jacob Edgar, George Kambadais
artist: Vincenzo Carratu, George Kambadais, Emiliana Pinna, Andres Labrada
covers: Sozomaika (A), Lesley “Leirix“ Li (B), Rachel Hollon Cosplay (C), Lesley “Leirix“ Li (D-RI/Virgin), Sozomaika (E-RI/Virgin)
FC | 40 pages | Horror, Action/Adventure | $4.99 | Teen+

Love’s hard enough for a human. But a vampire? A SUPER-POWERED vampire? Woof. Join Vampi as she traverses her way through love, hate, and the constant combination of both! Brought to you by a cauldron of clever creators!

Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special

Preview: Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #6

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #6

writer: Phil Hester, Amy Chu, Jacob Edgar
artist: Anthony Marques, Giorgio Spalletta
covers: Jae Lee (A), Lesley “Leirix” Li (B), Jonathan Lau (C), Cosplay Variant (D),Lesley “Leirix“ Li (E-RI/Tinted), Jonathan Lau (F-RI/Line Art), Cosplay Variant (G-RI/Virgin), Jae Lee (H-RI/BW)
FC | 40 pages | Sword and Sorcery | $4.99 | Teen+

The greatest tales, the best creators, brought to you in beautiful black, white and red!

PHIL HESTER throws Sonja into the dangerous den of a deadly religion…

AMY CHU and ANTHONY MARQUES return to Red with a thrilling adventure…

JACOB EDGAR and GIORGIO SPALLETTA spin a tale of talents, as various killers of different disciplines challenge Sonja, only to realize every weapon they wield is no match for a She-Devil…

All covers printed on Cardstock.

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #6

Preview: Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #5

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #5

writer: Jacob Edgar, Oliver Gerlach, Frank Teiri, Lee Ferguson
artist: Giorgio Spalletta, Alex Moore, Lee Ferguson, Kike J. Diaz, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Sway (B), Jae Lee (C), Rachel Hollon Cosplay
Variant (D), Lucio Parrillo (E/RI-Tint),Sway (F/RI-BW),
Rachel Hollon Cosplay Variant (G/RI-Virgin),Lucio Parrillo (H/RI-BW)
FC | 40 pages | Sword and Sorcery | $4.99 | Teen+

The greatest tales, the best creators, brought to you in beautiful black, white and red! RON MARZ and EMILIANA PINNA push Sonja to her limits! ALEX MOORE presents a cascading adventure of the seas most high! And FRANK TIERI and LEE FERGUSON will take you on a journey into darkness seen by none who’ve lived to tell the tale…

All covers printed on Cardstock.

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #5

Preview: Death to The Army of Darkness #3

Death to The Army of Darkness #3

writer: Ryan Parrott
artist: Jacob Edgar
covers: Ben Oliver (A), Sergio Davila (B), Mirka Andolfo (C), Adam Gorham “McFarlane Homage” Variant (D), Mirka Andolfo (RI-B/W), Adam, Gorham ‘McFarlane Homage” Variant (RI-Virgin), Mirka Andolfo, (RI-BW Virgin), Sergio Davila (RI-B/W), Ben Oliver (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | Comedy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

TEAM ASH (we’re really calling them that?) travel to ANCIENT EGYPT to destroy the Deadite curse once and for all. Unfortunately, they run into LORD DEADITE, the scariest guy in all of history. But before Ash can scoot, Team Ash (sigh) challenge L-Dead to a contest of skills!?!?!?!?

Let madness reign, by RYAN PARROTT (TMNT/Power Rangers) and JACOB EDGAR (James Bond)!

Death to The Army of Darkness #3

Preview: Death to the Army of Darkness #2

Death to the Army of Darkness #2

writer: Ryan Parrott
artist: Jacob Edgar
covers: Ben Oliver (A), Sergio Davila (B), Mirka Andolfo (C), Juan Gedeon “Zombie” Variant (D)
Mirka Andolfo (RI-B/W), Juan Gedeon “Zombie” Variant (RI-Virgin), Mirka Andolfo (RI-BW Virgin), Sergio Davila (RI-B/W), Ben Oliver (RI-BW), Icon Edition Cover: Marc Silvestri (RI)
FC | 32 pages | Comedy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Look. Life’s hard enough when you’re Ash. You’ve gotta go to work, pay the bills, fight demons, save the world from Hell, etc etc. But when some sorta weird-ass magic splits you into a woman, a demon, a skeleton, a dog and a sentient chainsaw… it’s enough to make a grown man cry.

(…Unless you’re Ash. In which case, you’re too cool to cry.)

Behold the wonderment by RYAN PARROTT (TMNT/Power Rangers) and JACOB EDGAR (James Bond)!

Death to Army of Darkness #2

Preview: Death to The Army of Darkness #1

Death to The Army of Darkness #1

writer: Ryan Parrott
artist: Jacob Edgar
covers: Ben Oliver (A), Arthur Suydam (B), Mirka Andolfo (C), Sebastian Piriz “Valentine” Variant (D)
Mirka Andolfo (RI/BW), Sebastian Piriz (RI/Virgin), Mirka Andolfo (RI/BW Virgin), Arthur Suydam (RI/BW), Ben Oliver (RI/BW), Icon Edition Cover: J. Scott Campbell (RI)
FC | 32 pages | Comedy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

An all-new series by RYAN PARROT (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/TMNT X-Over) and JACOB EDGAR (Red Sonja)! It’s been six months since the events of the Army of Darkness film… Ash is just trying to settle down and get back to his groovy ways. But dammit, DEADITE-POSSESSED strangers keep attacking him at every turn. Why is evil following everywhere he turns, and what happens when an awful splinter spell causes Ash to become… TEAM ASH!?

And, because it’s February, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special variant by artist Sebastian Piriz!

Death to The Army of Darkness #1

The Army of Darkness Faces an Army of Ash Williams in February

Death to the Army of Darkness

Ash Williams is back in a new series, Death to the Army of Darkness, in February from Dynamite – but wait, there are more Ash Williams?!

The “Chosen One” has had enough of that nonsense, but gets way more than he bargained for when Ashley Joanna Williams suddenly splinters into multiple differing clones. And each is packing the same over the top personality as the original! Writer Ryan Parrott has concocted this comedy-horror extravaganza alongside artist Jacob Edgar. Their groovy crew is completed with colorist Kike J. Díaz and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou – who must have cloned himself to double as one of the best letterers and an Eisner-winning critic! 

Picking up just barely after the legendary Army of Darkness film, the big mixup is of course due to some classic bad translation of the Necronomicon. Introducing the cast… Ash is joined by the personification of his feminine side with Ashley Williams, the erratic Lil’ Ash, Dash aka Doggie Ash, the cynical and morose Skeleton Ash and Chainy – Ash’s now sentient chainsaw! 

Together they must travel through time to Ancient Egypt and prevent the Necronomicon from ever being written in the first place. Along the way, can Ash solve his split personality predicament – and how would the others feel about that? Could one of the party members be hiding something? Fans will just have to read to find out!

To celebrate all these fun new characters, Dynamite has enlisted its own wacky crew of cover artists. Ben Oliver leads the pack, perfectly capturing the attitudes of each of Ash’s new compatriots. The “Zombie King” himself, Arthur Suydam is a natural addition to the team. Mirka Andolfo brings her signature style. Fans can also be on the lookout for a special Valentine’s variant by Sebastián Píriz and a remastered Icon incentive cover featuring J. Scott Campbell‘s piece from Dynamite’s first-ever Army of Darkness comic book 15 years ago!

Death to the Army of Darkness
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