I’m not going to waste any time here, so I’ll get right to the point. This book sucks! There I said it and I feel much better. Now you”re probably asking your self, “How could a story featuring our Evil Dead/Army of Darkness hero suck so bad?” Well let me tell you…
It was written by James Kuhoric and Mike Raicht. Army of Darkness: Hellbillies and Deadnecks sucks undead balls because of these two guys! Their ham-fisted attempts at humor and their uninspired one liners make you groan out loud and wish for your own “Boom Stick” to put yourself out of your own misery! The stories (yes there are two) are both so bad that they make an issue of Cosmo seem to have more substance. The only thing I’ll say about them casino is to address the other big problem, and that’s the Ash vs. Necronomicon story that is so played out. Give the book of the dead a rest already and have Ash go up against other creatures or goblins or even midgets! I don’t care, just something different!
The only saving grace is the art. Both stories are penciled by Scott Cohn whose art complements both the standing-around-talking scenes as well the horrific violence through out the book. Plus, he draws a great demonic squirrel. It”s too bad the writing brings down the entire proceedings.
So as you can guess I don’t recommend this book to anyone except Sam Raimi, because after he reads this pile of shit he”ll hopefully get off his ass and finally make Evil Dead 4. It’s not like he has anything better to do anymore. But to the rest of you: don’t read this, it”s not worth it.