Army of Darkness Vol. 4 #1

Army of Darkness Vol. 4 #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Larry Watts Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
7.3Critic Rating
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As the Chosen One, Ash has seen some strange things and visited some strange times and places. But nothing has prepared him for this! Catapulted into the depths of space, Ash must confront the Deadites in a place where no one can hear his screams... or his chainsaw... or his boomstick! What do the forces of the evil dead want with the International Space Station? Whatever it is, Ash embarks on his most out-of-this-world adventure in order to stop them!

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Joe Winder Dec 6, 2014

    Overall this was a great way to start a new Army of Darkness series. It also give us a new twist on the world of Ash as well as a good starting point for any new readers. Seeing how Ash handles the Deadites in space and what troubles the Necronomicon will bring on a space station is going to make this an intriguing series. I can't wait to see where the story goes from here, I think Ash is in for an interesting ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Dec 7, 2014

    This is a comic relaunch I can get behind. It takes a great character and sends him to a place he does not belong, but skips over the tired "fish out of water" idea, instead focusing on the ridiculousness of the situation and playing it up to great effect. It pokes fun at the sci-fi genre, while also paying homage to it. Army of Darkness is an all-around fun comic that delivers laughs, scares, and a hint of nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Heather Joy Dec 3, 2014

    I highly reccomend this comic, not only to long-time Evil Dead/Army of Darkness fans, but to newcomers as well. The dialogue is quick and witty, the story is easy to follow and the art is definitely something to write home about. And who doesn't want to see a chainsaw weilding zombie hunter kick a whole bunch of space ass? Especially after that surprising cliffhanger, I can definitely tell that this book is going places. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Ben Ecker Dec 8, 2014

    There's a lot that works about the art, by Larry Watts, as well. His lines, combined with colors by Aikau Oliva, bring an exaggerated style to the book without taking the aesthetic too far afield of the films. It's like the best Saturday morning cartoon adaptation of Army of Darkness that fans could hope for, and I think bringing that cartoony quality to the property is an ingenious move. It would have been incredibly easy for the creative team to have said, "Evil Dead, that's horror, so the art should be shadowy and dark." This would have led to a book that was much more visually akin to the majority of horror comics currently being published. The fact that they didn't go that route sets the book apart, and, after all, Sam Raimi's films have always had a certain cartoony quality to them. I love that the art team took that as a jumping off point, and Ash feels right at home. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Dec 2, 2014

    I feel like I've been waiting my whole life for Ash to go to space, and I'm really looking forward to where this story goes next. Though it was filled with action a-plenty, I originally thought it was lacking in substantial plot. But by the last page, I was corrected determined to speed up time a little to get that next issue in my hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 3, 2014

    If you're looking for all out action with a silly yet insane premise give this a look! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Dec 3, 2014

    The latest series of Army of Darkness may still have some ground to cover before we can judge it next to its predecessors, but it certainly gets off to a fabulous start. Giving a new playground for Ash and the deadites, and a exciting flow, it certainly leaves this fanboy eager for more. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 4, 2014

    Larry Watts brings a dynamic energy to the book with his art. His Ash is instantly recognizable as Bruce Campbell, and he handles the nonstop barrage of zombie gore and free-floating combat very well. The coloring also helps the storytelling a great deal. It's brighter and more flamboyant than you might expect from an Evil Dead comic, but that's appropriate given the unusual setting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - ZXRoberts Feb 13, 2015

    The first issue of Ash in Space is utterly ridiculous fun, with plenty of comedy and violence to make a great spectacle. It doesn't seem to have much else going on though, so it is purely a fun read, but it delivers the fun perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Bexar Dec 8, 2014

    Thankfully, the art saved the book, leaving a hint of realism in the issue. But, throwing Ash into space seemed a bit contrived to me" almost as though the powers-that-be were just sitting around trying to think of something, anything, else to do, so Cullen just went, "Let's do space!!" The other problem is that I didn't feel a real connection to Ash. And I love Ash. By the end of the book, even with the OMG moment that's supposed to hook you for issue 2, I was left feeling "Eh." Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 5, 2014

    There is a good Ash comic out there in the ether somewhere; sadly, it isn't here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Dec 8, 2014

    The artwork isn't even hit or miss. It's just really kind of nondescript with a few choice moments that hit really well in a sea of drab colors and sterile figures. Read Full Review

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