Steve Niles, author of 30 Days Of Night, is moving from vampires to demons to reboot the Army Of Darkness franchise at Dynamite with Ash And The Army Of Darkness, drawn by Dennis Calero, making it a direct sequel to the third Ash film and ignoring all other Army Of Darkness comics.
In a press release, Niles is quoted as saying;
“What I’m doing with Ash and the Army of Darkness is a complete reboot. 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.”
This is a series of pre-San Diego Comic Con announcements being made by Dynamite and embargoed across the day at a number of comic book websites, including Bleeding Cool.