Army of Darkness: Furious Road #1

Army of Darkness: Furious Road #1

Writer: Nancy A. Collins Artist: Kewber Baal Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Twenty years from "now": The Deadites and their Army of Darkness have succeeded in bringing down Western civilization. An unexpected upshot of the demons taking over was supernatural species such as vampires, witches, and werewolves forming an uneasy alliance with humanity in order to survive. The only hope for both mankind and monsters alike is a ritual that will send the Deadites back to the hell that birthed them. But first, a rag-tag crew that includes the Frankenstein Monster and Eva, the Daughter of Dracula, have to track down the fabled spell book known as the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis and deal with its guardian, a certain Ashley "Ash" Williams.

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Mar 2, 2016

    This is a great team, one of only a few that could handle this mashup of the Army of Darkness and post-apocalyptic action themes. This is going to be a great miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Mar 2, 2016

    For any fans of Ash and for any fans of the genre this is a 5 star book and I'm a fan of both. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Mar 2, 2016

    I think this issue is a good start for the newest series. I did find it to be a little short but I think that's because Ash isn't featured as much as I thought he would be and the story really picks up when he is revealed. I enjoyed the Mad Max: Fury Road reference with the title. Hopefully they'll reference the film more as the series goes on. The Army of Darkness franchise is a recipe for fun in the hands of a good writer and artist. This looks like it's going to be the start of another entertaining run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Mar 4, 2016

    Army of Darkness: Furious Road #1 is a fun, gory, thrill ride that ends too soon. It's a nice addition to the Evil Dead mythos and it certainly whets the appetite for more. Despite the briefness of this introductory issue, Collins and the Baals instill enough confidence that this title is good enough to add to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Callum webster Mar 3, 2016

    A fine new story arc fitting nicely into the Evil Dead Mythos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Feb 26, 2016

    This issue does its job. It sets the basis for a brand new Army of Darkness arc. It is not the strongest or most memorable issue but it holds some promise, especially if you are a fan of the franchise. With the Supernatural on his side, will Ash finally get the Deadites to rest in peace? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Aj Adejare Mar 2, 2016

    Army of Darkness: Furious Road has some interesting build up for a first issue. The action sequences throughout the panel scream the brutality of the world we land it. With lush and detailed sequences of art, it can deliver a great visual experience. The story, however, could use more fleshing out with panels as while it seems a story is plausible, where it's trying to take us is a bit muddled. Readers can expect to see a bit more progression through the story, but some caution should be held until the second issue comes through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Rebecca Booth Mar 4, 2016

    All in all, this is an exhilarating ride for horror fans, with a welcome reappearance from an iconic, chainsaw wielding horror staple. Nancy A. Collins has created a simple yet effective opening issue full of anticipation for the adventure ahead. In a word: groovy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Feb 24, 2016

    A creepy cast of creatures is at the center of this Army of Darkness story, which also has an interesting setting and great action sequences. The only drawback for horror fans might be the absence of Ash for half of the book, but as a first issue, there's still a lot to like. If you're on the fence, give it a try. I'll be picking up the second issue to see where things go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Mar 11, 2016

    I have liked Nancy Collins’ writing before, but Dynamite’s editing leaves a lot to be desired, so It was that editorial flubbing that caused me to drop off her Vampirella book, even though I was ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with Jenny Frisson’s covers. This book has equally impressive covers, especially the Francavilla one AND the Hack one. The art of this book is really solid, and for a first issue, the story doesn’t labor too long under the infodump/backstory problems that a lot of first issues have. I was pleasantly surprised by this book, because I hadn’t been as impressed by a lot of the Army of Darkness books (save for the Vampirella crossover mini) as of late. But being that this book was WRITTEN by the same author of the Vampirella book I had read, I thought this book would have a nice tone similar to her Vamp book, but still focusing on everyone’s favorite S-Mart employee, Ash from Housewares. Things will definitely ramp up in the second issue, because this issue just sets the stage for a world overrun by Deadites, and Ash as some sort of hermit living in his own fortress of an S-Mart. This book will probably be a bit of required reading for Evil Dead fans, and could really appeal to comic readers who want more zombie books to read and don’t want to try and wade through 152 issues of The Walking Dead.

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