Writer: Ryan Parrott
Art: Jacob Edgar
Death to the Army of Darkness is back with its 2nd installment in the Dynamite’s latest series by writer Ryan Parrott, and it’s time for Team Ash to go on an epic journey. Readers are thrown right back into the middle of the intense fight scene that the time-traveling warrior, Ash, left readers off in the first installment. The crew has to work together to continue on their epic journey to stay alive and save the world from Deadites and other goulish beings. This thriller comedy horror is great for any young adult or adult readers to pick up, and this comic once again, left me wanting to come back for more.
What better way to take my mind off the day to day stressors of life than to kick back with a widely outrageous adventure tale like this? Work from Jacob Edgar, Ben Oliver, Kike Diaz, and more truly made this story come to life, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for Ash and his team of wariors.
So far, I have really been loving the character dynamics and traits that are building the characters throughout the comics. My favorite example of this might be from one of the cutest and most relatable of the warriors, Dash, the talking dog. The more we learn about his backstory the more the reader feels for him and falls for his charismatic and comedic charm. A few months ago, I would have never thought that I could relate to a talking dog, but Parrott makes Dash one of the most human characters of the bunch.
DTTAOD2 is a fantastic take on the classic call to action hero tale, filled with dynamic characters just trying to save the world from an army of undead. Since this is the first time that the characters have had the chance to really start interacting, I wasn’t sure where it was going to go, but I am happy to say that the character development was really entertaining and helped move the story along. As always, Dynamite Entertainment did a phenomenal job making hilarious dialogue and an entertaining short story. I am interested to see the chemistry between Ash and Ash grow as the series continues and what impact that is going to have on their quest. Although this comic may not have been quite as good as the original in my opinion, it was still a great addition to the Death to the Army of Darkness series.
No comic would be complete without a team of skilled artists who bring the story to life, and the Death to the Army of Darkness series would not be possible without the talents of Jacob Edgar, Ben Oliver, Kike Diaz, Hassan Ostman Elhaou, and the entire team at Dynamite. The art in these comics is so insane in the very best way. The constant gore and over exaggeration of our hero’s actions add to the overall vibe of the comic and really lets the personality and creativity of the creators shine through.
As I brought up in the last review, my favorite part of the comic as a whole might be the covers from Ben Oliver. They are not only visually stunning, but are so unique and reflect the same chaotic energy that the rest of the comic gives off. I just can’t get over how much I love them! I’m anxiously waiting to see what the rest of the series looks like.
Death to the Army of Darkness #2 is an exciting 2nd part to Dynamite’s epic comedy horror series. Look for it to hit shelves on March 11th. I rate this comic an overall score of 14, and I am excited to see what lies ahead for our heroes. If you haven’t already, go check out my first review here, and be sure to come back for the next installment!