Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 from Simon Frost at 'Still Watching Cartoons in my Batman Boxers'
Steve Niles reboots Dynamite's long running license of Army of Darkness with art by Dennis Calero, in an intriguing Book that won me over in the end. Initially I wasn't entirely digging the art style by Dennis Calero when I began the issue, but in 32 short pages he had definitely won me over. He easily captures the appearance of the cast actors, with the perfect amount of detail. Steve Niles' story picks up with the end of Army of Darkness (theatrical version) so the first few pages read like an adaptation of the film. I was very unimpressed, but then instead of cutting away to Directed by Sam Raimi we get to see how badly Ash fucked up by not reading the words correctly. It's a fun exercise and the panels are expertly designed, leading to a few cool surprises. While not the greatest issue ever, this fan was won over and must apologize for doubting this book's potential. This book's been laying around for months as I had the buyers remorse after purchasing it, feeling like a dumb fan boy.