Army of Darkness: 1979 #1

Writer: Rodney Barnes Artist: Tom Garcia, Jason Shawn Alexander Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 8, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
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8.2User Rating

Dare we say it!?!? Yes! We Dare!


After his most recent appearance in Die!namite Lives, Ashley Williams is retired. Settled down. Haunted by the Deadites and the Necronomicon no more- wait, no, that ain't right... None of that is true! In fact, not only is Ash still haunted by Deadites and the Necronomicon, but he's haunted by the both of them in the 1970s (kids, ask your parents. Parents, ask yourselves!)! And what does he find in the South Bronx of the late 70s? Gangs! And what have those gangs found? The Necronomicon. So, what does that make the gangs? Bad-Ass Mxxxerfxxxers.

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  • 9.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Sep 8, 2021

    ARMY OF DARKNESS 1979 #1 seamlessly blends two great film properties to give us the crossover we never knew we needed. The action is kinetic, the quips come fast, and to answer the main mans question YES, I DIG IT!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - James Remolde Sep 11, 2021

    This is quite the introduction to Army Of Darkness. It is an introduction that makes me want to dive deeper into this world. Read Full Review

  • 3.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 8, 2021

    Army of Darkness 1979 is never actively offensive, but it is certainly dull from start to finish with no redeeming qualities to be sussed out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    I Review Comics Nov 30, 2021

    I confess I’ve never got through any of the Evil Dead movies and I only vaguely remember watching Army of Darkness when I was a kid. However, I have read a few comics featuring Ash and they have always been fun. Army of Darkness: 1979 #1 is no exception.

    The premise of the series is pretty simple. Ash is transported to the Bronx circa 1979. The opening of the book comic caught my attention immediately because it's an obvious send-up to one of my favorite movies, “The Warriors” which was also released in 1979.

    In the cult classic film, hundreds of gangs hunt down the “The Warriors” who are framed for killing a prominent Gang leader. In Army of Darkness #1979, the premise is given a supernatural twist as one more

  • 8.5
    DoorMan Sep 17, 2021

    I really enjoyed this issue! How incredibly evocative of my childhood seeing Ash Williams again. Hopefully issue 2 offers some explanation to what was setup in the first issue.

  • 7.5
    ComicWorm Sep 8, 2021

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