December 23rd, 2005


Today is a good day.

You want a nursery rhyme, demon boy, I got one for you.
Ash be nimble,
Ash be quick,
Ash blows off your friggin face with the boomstick!
It is, perhaps, impossible that more than a few of my interests might intersect in a single place. Yet, today, three have managed to come together in perfect synthesis.
  1. Ashley J. Williams (aka: Ash of Army of Darkness fame)
  2. Tentacles and other Cthulhoid things (okay, not exactly an interest, but you've been around my journal long enough to understand)
  3. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Strangely, this particular synthesis also included a few other nifty things and homages, including nursery rhymes, Sesame Street games, and the 2-D bad guy from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

I challenge anyone to fit more of my interests together in one place.

The place in question is issue #3 of Army of Darkness Vs. Re-Animator, an excellent blend of two genres that were always closely related, but were never really integrated until now.

The cover alone gives you a good idea of what this thing is all about.

Now, I understand that not everyone can get excited about a comic book. Some of you are probably old enough to believe that a good, solid book without pictures is the way to go. But then, I must echo Alice: "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"

I have mentioned these comic books before, but never this particular series, I don't think. First, of course, was the Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes series of comic books, which picked up where the movie Army of Darkness left off. This was followed closely by the series Army of Darkness: Shop Till You Drop (Dead), which amused me greatly by having one issue that looked like a department store catalogue, and one which had Ash wielding a lightsabre! You cannot go wrong with such things.

Well, now we have Army of Darkness Vs. Re-Animator, the third comic book series here. In this, we finally start to see the tie-in with the Necornomicon being a part of H. P. Lovecraft's horrific world. Until now, the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis has summoned Kandarian demons and that's about it. Now, it also unlocks the gate for Yog-Sothoth, who has been mentioned by name. And. . . Was that Cthulhu I happened to see in this issue? (psst: he's certainly on the cover of issue #1!)

Gotta love Bruce Campbell, in all his incarnations, you know.

There's so much potential here, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

So, yeah. Maybe I get excited over small things. Maybe I find them just a tad too much fun. But really, would anyone have me any other way?