Now that the formal introductions are out of the way, and Ash Williams has stood up before a bunch of post-pubescent punks and scribbled his name on the chalkboard, school’s in session. Ash vs. The Army of Darkness has taken off, and oh what a hellacious ride it will be.
In Issue #1, Ash has officially taken on his new role as the substitute teacher of a high school World History class, and it doesn’t take long for the proverbial shit to hit the fan. As one would expect, Ash vs. The Army of Darkness #1 is filled with one-liners and zingers that only our favorite boomstick-wielding badass could deliver. Reading through this book is an extremely enjoyable experience thanks to Chris Sims and Chad Bowers’ writing. I’m unsure of how these two managed to split up the writing responsibilities, but regardless of who did what, the finished product is exactly what Evil Dead fans are looking for.
Mauro Vargas’ artwork is quirky and satisfying and fits perfectly with the script. Vargas’s work here highlights the script’s more ridiculous aspects, and overall, adds to the hilarity of the book.
From here on, I am confident that Ash vs. The Army of Darkness will continue to get better and better, and thus, it is a must-read for those who enjoy dancing with deadites and a good soul sucking…