Freddy, Jason, and Ash face off for possession of the Necronomicon and a chance to either save the world or send it straight to hell! It all ends here — and only one of the three will walk away from the movie monster fight of the century! Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.
Not really true, that only one walks away… One walks away feeling superior that he won. But let’s be honest, any fan of Jason or Freddy knows this isn’t the end.
For fans of these properties, we couldn’t have asked for a better series. All three got to show their strengths and whoever was your favorite, you got to cheer for them. Jason was his normal tough undead self, strong to the finish… a spotlight moment for him is when the Necronomicon opens portal to the deadite realm that is sucking everything else up and Jason simply keeps walking, he too strong for the vortex… pretty rocking moment for the boogie man from Crystal Lake. For a small moment in time, Freddy gets his proverbial moment in the sun when he is in command of the Book of the Dead and is able to bend reality to his will, he able to use all of his powers in the real world and all of his cute quips follow… scenes where he is chasing Ash is exactly what fans would want and expect. And the only horror character to have better quips than Jason is my hero, Ash. In one of the final brawl scenes between the three of them, Freddy wonders out loud why Ash just won’t stay down… While running him over with a car Ash growls back, “I’m a 35 year old clock puncher at a department store, my life has been one horror after another… you ain’t seen nothing yet!” I think Bruce Campbell would be proud!
Jeff Katz, James Kuhoric and Rick Burchett do an amazing job of splicing these three beloved characters together, making a great story while staying true to all three. The art by Jason Craig is well-done, and exactly what is called for here. Pullbox Warning: a language and gore factor makes this not a youngin’ pick!
Issue Grade: B
Series Grade: B+
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