What kind of insane Evil Dead 2 tale has Space Goat whipped up for Christmas this year? A good one, that’s what kind. Evil Dead 2: A Merry Deadite Christmas brings writer Georgia Ball together with artist Vincenzo Riccardi for some good festive insanity. The book is loaded with brilliant colors and quality Christmas imagery. Ash is as awesome as always and he gets quite the challenge in this beastly effort.
Robbie Dawes appears to Ash as an apparition while Ash is freshening up. He requests the assistance of our Deadite slaying hero, as he’s gotten his hands on a certain book that helped transform his former place of employment – theme park, Santa’s Secret Snowy Garden – into a playground for the Deadites, who plan on wiping out the entire human race. I don’t need to tell you that Ash all but leaps at the chance to kick more Deadite ass, do I?
Georgia Ball nails the entertainment aspect of the awesome Evil Dead franchise, jumping right into the action and loading the book up with that trademark sarcasm we all love while also introducing a few fresh faces to the fold. It’s a fast tale, and there’s nothing groundbreaking to take in, but who needs groundbreaking when you’ve got Ash Williams?
The art is great, the narrative is fun – hell, the overall package is another major win for Space Goat, who, up to this point, hasn’t released a weak Evil Dead 2 book, yet. It’s been an impressive run, and this is yet another success story for this small but spirited publisher, and another memorable slice of the massive Ash Williams comic catalogue.
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