You want a nursery rhyme, demon boy, I got one for you.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.
Ash be nimble,
Ash be quick,
Ash blows off your friggin face with the boomstick!
- Ashley J. Williams (aka: Ash of Army of Darkness fame)
- Tentacles and other Cthulhoid things (okay, not exactly an interest, but you've been around my journal long enough to understand)
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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?