Every once in a while you hear of a creator getting onto a project that just seems right. I think that’s the case with Justin Jordan (The Strange Case of Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians) taking on Evil Ernie as the character celebrates his 25th Anniversary.
Jordan will be teaming up with Colton Worley (Project Superpowers: Blackcross) for Evil Ernie: Godeater starting this August. The series is described as something bad is coming. Something that could kill Heaven, Hell, and Earth itself: The Godeater. And the only thing standing its way is… Evil Ernie? Face it, we’re probably all screwed!
Jordan spoke about what writing Evil Ernie means to him:
The original Evil Ernie series was one of the very first comics I saw that wasn’t about superheroes and wasn’t intended for an all-ages audience, and it changed how I look at comics. So being able to actually write a character who changed my life twenty-odd years ago is actually cooler than I can easily sum up. I am doing my level best to make sure that fans of Ernie are getting something they have never seen before, while still being the character they’ve loved for the past couple of decades. I hope that they think it’s awesome and horrifying, and that I got the character right.
In addition to the 22-page “Godeater” story, Evil Ernie #1 features bonus material, including an in-depth interview with Justin Jordan about Evil Ernie and the Chaos! Comics universe, Ernie character designs by Colton Worley, and the first chapter of “Last Ditch Bitch”, a serialized back-up feature written by Keith Davidsen (Reanimator) and illustrated by Cezar Razek (Doc Savage).