Published on June 11th, 2019 | by Kevin Given


Review: Bubba Ho-Tep/ Army of Darkness #4

“He ain’t any bigger than the lump on my Johnson!” – Elvis Presley

Fantastic opening for this issue in the throws of a plane crash. Ash is desperately seeking Elvis! Could Elvis survive this? Is it really Elvis or Sebastian Haff? (the Elvis Impersonator from the movie Bubba Ho-Tep.) Is Elvis or Sebastian now a Deadite, a Devil in disguise? A crazy ride for our protagonists that never lets up! Have you heard the news? It’s good rockin’ tonight!

The Creative Team:

Scott Duval takes us on the wildest ride of this story in issue four. You aren’t going to want to miss what’s in store for our heroes as Duval cranks up the adrenaline and takes us to the promised land in true Graceland style. I love the manic pace to this tale and how chaotic and all shook up this issue is from page one on. One of the biggest thrill rides of the year! Great stuff includes Ash’s reaction to the Deadite that could be Elvis or Sebastian and the arrival of a surprise villain.

Vincenzo Federici is all over the place, literally with this issue. The pages are one frantic splash of ink and color after the other and the panels are a frenzied display of action and violence as only the depraved minds of IDW and Dynamite can bring them to you. This issue makes Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas look like Mary Poppins. As soon as you think things will become normal, along comes another threat to our heroes. They call it Rubbernecking’ baby and that’s alright with me! Highlights include the splash of the Deadite with a chainsaw and the final fate of our heroes.

In Conclusion:

This story concludes as only it can. No spoilers here, but let’s just say that the King of Rock and Roll and the holder of the Necronomicon are familiar with each other’s strengths and weaknesses and are now a formidable team of Deadite hunters, but can they finish off the greatest threat to their existence? They may or may not survive this adventure but in the end, both Ash and E can proudly sing I did it my way!

*** (8.3 rating)

Writer: Scott Duval

Art: Vincenzo Federici

Colors: Michele Monte

Letters: Taylor Esposito

Publisher: IDW/Dynamite

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About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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