The Army Of Ashes: ‘Death To The Army Of Darkness #2’ Reviewed
by Josh Davison
Mild Spoilers Ahead
Ash Williams’ soul has been split! The shards of his soul have inhabited multiple forms, a female Ash, a dog, a skeleton, a mini-Ash, and his chainsaw. Ashley embodies his femininity, Dash the dog represents his intellect, the skeleton represents his cowardice, the mini-Ash is his impulsivity, and the chainsaw is his aggression. Thankfully, Dash has an idea of how to fix this and rid Ash of the Necronomicon forever. To enact this plan, they need to find a Deadite. That means, the Ashes need to go back to the cabin where it all started.
Death to the Army of Darkness #2 brings us a team of Ash Williamses. His soul has been split into his composite parts, and they’re going to have to take the Necronomicon head-on if this is going to get fixed.
This setup has potential for a lot of comedy of course. We get to watch Ash argue with himself in between inane babbling from mini-Ash and chainsaw-Ash clamoring to chop something up. Unsurprisingly, Ash even tries to put the moves on Ashley, who is forced to try to get Ash to see that he’s responsible for most of the bad things that have happened in his life.
Beyond that, the comic is a bit of a tour through Evil Dead’s greatest hits. We go back to the cabin where it all started, and then, without spoiling too much, things get very Army of Darkness-y from there.
Jacob Edgar gives the book a cartoonish aesthetic that is well-suited to Evil Dead/Army of Darkness. There is still plenty of gore and awesome action sequences to be sure. Ash really gets to work on the Deadites in this issue and there’s blood everywhere. Color artist Kike J. Díaz gives the book a bright treatment that helps keep the eyes trained on every page of this horror-comedy romp.
Death to the Army of Darkness #2 is a funny and gory follow-up to the opening issue. We get to see what the unique spin to this particular Ash Williams adventure is, and, as always, we get to watch the Deadites get slashed, shot, and sprayed everywhere. This one easily gets a recommendation. Check it out.
Death to the Army of Darkness #2 comes to us from writer Ryan Parrott, artist Jacob Edgar, color artist Kike J. Díaz, letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, cover artist Ben Oliver, and variant cover artists Sergio Davila; Mirka Andolfo; Juan Gedeon; and Ben Oliver.
Final Score: 8/10