Dynamite Entertainment and IDW Publishing announced today that they’ll be engaging in quite a pulpy horror crossover by bringing together writer Scott Duvall (Narcopolis: Continuum) and artist Vincenzo Federici (Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones) to work on Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep.
In Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep, Ash embarks on a soul-searching road trip to Texas on a hunch that Elvis Presley may still be alive and kicking (and supposedly vanquished a mummy)! What follows is a series of universe-spanning events that involve an Elvis jumpsuit with special time-travel abilities, a trip to 70’s Vegas, plus the reveal of an evil new Book of the Dead, the Necronomicon Ho-Tep.
Writer Scott Duvall enthuses:
Being a huge fan of the character of Ash, and by extension, actor Bruce Campbell, I was instantly drawn to the movie Bubba Ho-Tep, based on an original story by the great Joe R. Lansdale, and starring Campbell as Elvis. Immediately upon release, I added it to my DVD collection, and I would group it with Army of Darkness because it felt like a companion piece to it. Often viewing them in close succession, I knew the Ash and Elvis team-up would go together like peanut butter and banana. These two worlds already fit so well together in tone, it made it totally plausible that they could co-exist on the same plane. Wanting to see what it would be like if Ash and Elvis interact is a big part of what sparked this, and so I’m thrilled we’ll get to finally see that in these pages.
Dynamite first published Army of Darkness in 2004 and has built into the story canon since then. IDW’s most recent series, Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic-Blood Suckers was released in May 2018.
The first issue of Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep features cover art by Robert Hack (Mars Attacks), Carlos Gomez (Red Sonja), Emma Kubert (Miss Fury), Diego Galindo (Power Rangers) and Tom Mandrake (To Hell You Ride).
Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ December 2018 Previews catalog and is slated for release in February 2019. Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.