Sunday, October 12, 2008

Army of Darkness # 1

Writers: Sam and Ivan Raimi
Adapted By/Artist: John Bolton
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Published: November 1992

Army of Darkness is the third installment of Raimi's Evil Dead series, starring the one and only Bruce Campbell. The comic edition is a faithful adaptation. The story is pretty much exactly the same, with the dialogue taken straight from the film. It has all the best quotes, such as:

Ash's response to Henry the Red: "You ain't leadin' but two things right now, pal: Jack and shit, and Jack left town."

Ash's new mechanical hand crushing the goblet: "Groovy"

Ash's oh so romantic chat: "Gimme some sugar baby."

And finally the BOOMSTICK quote.

Beyond the quotes, the artwork is beautifully rendered. John Bolton is able to capture the exact likeness of Campbell and crew, and the Deadites are a joy to see.

Click this link for a Dead by Dawn music video. Warning: contains scenes of gruesomeness.

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