Sunday, February 26, 2012

Does Dynamite Entertainment's "Army of Darkness" Have Theatrical Inspirations? A Comic Book Review

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Dynamite Entertainment’s monthly serialization of "Army of Darkness" may very well be a sign of what is to come in the theatrical remake of Evil Dead. For followers of Sam Raimi’s breakthrough hit, the comic series that follows the exploits of Ash is certainly one worth picking up each month.

Although the time from conception to print, and delivery to the hands of the reader, is often a minimum of three months, a female version of Ashley J. Williams is proving to be interesting. The similarity feels more coincidental than intentional when considering this time line. The character design has hints of Jane Levy’s facial structure, and the actress is currently in talks of playing Mia, the lead role, in the movie remake.

While some readers may wonder where the male Ash is, he will most likely appear by next issue. Ashley may very well be a regular character in the comic book series that will cross paths with Ash quite often. The dialogue on the first page reveals two narrators than one, and that can lead to some great fun. The style is like those comedy duos of yesteryears, but until they meet and interact more, to rate how they act towards one another is premature.

The first issue shows off a very competent Ashley, a woman who’s thrown into the world of the Deadites because of a meteorite. In the process, she lost her beloved Brad. Hopefully future issues will explore the back-story that led to how she lost her left hand, learned magic and arrived in ancient Egypt.

Readers acquainted with this series will know that time tunnels are the only way to travel, and where the tale goes next is going to be into the heart of another conflict. With a mysterious individual watching over the events that occurred so far, readers will find that no previous knowledge of this Army of Darkness Universe is required to jump in. The water is very warm here.

Overall: 8 out of 10.

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