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Dynamite Entertainment has released preview pages of the first issue of Ash and the Army of Darkness, a new comic that continues the story where the 1992 film with the main character in the Middle Ages  The series is written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) and illustrated by Dennis Calero.  Covers will feature the work of Ben Templesmith and Dennis Calero.

 

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When discussing the tone of Ash and the Army of Darkness, Niles said “I am shooting for equal parts scary and funny without either stepping on the other. That's why almost all the humor comes from Ash's reactions. The curse of the dead is very serious and it is only through Ash's eyes we are able to laugh. I don't want people to feel too safe because of the jokes. There will still be extreme horror. Dennis' art is perfect for what we are going after. It's very realistic so the horror is in your face and the comedy plays much better. “

Niles promises the return of enemies such as Pit Deadites, miniature Mirror Ashes, and Real-Ugly Sheila, in addition to many more.  “The world that Ash returns to is much worse than the Dark Ages he left. Armies of the dead have destroyed kingdoms and are spreading fast. In the film the curse was limited, in the new series it threatens to go global. We're going to see all kind of dead and undead creatures, twisted version of Ash and others. There will be deadites and cults and witches and all evil.”

 

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Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 will be available at your local comic shop or digital device on October 30th.

 

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