This bit of news was a bit of a surprise yet makes perfect sense. Dynamite Entertainment continues their big announcements for San Diego Comic-Con and have grabbed Steve Niles and Dennis Calero for ASH AND THE ARMY OF DARKNESS.
"What I'm doing with Ash and the Army of Darkness is a complete reboot," says Niles. "We start and the last frame of the film and then go right to the next. It's a wild ride and I think fans of the film will be very happy because I am bringing back a lot of what made the movie so fun. My run of Ash and the Army of Darkness takes place almost entirely in the 1300's setting. That was what made Army of Darkness stand apart. I'm hoping readers agree.
I'm very excited to be working with Dynamite and thrilled to be working on Ash and the Army of Darkness. The film is one of my favorites and I think we have a really fresh, exciting take for Ash's continuing adventures fighting the dead. Dynamite has been expanding their line and have an impressive array of comic creators working with them now. I'm looking forward to joining the team."
Niles is best known for his 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, co-created with Ben Templesmith. Ben will also do some covers for the series.
Joining Niles, Calero has already started sinking his teeth into the series. Check out these early preview pages.