Published on May 27th, 2017 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Evil Dead 2: The Revenge of Hitler
I know this issue is older, but I just got around to reading it and I just háve to review it!
This issue starts in modern day Germany with The Fuhrer being resurrected and then getting hit in the head with a snowball. He has no clothes and is naked in plain view. Then we cut to Ash taking a dump at his trailer in Texas. He left the bathroom door open, absolutely no class at all! This is one deadite that ain’t gonna be so easy for Ash to destroy. A fun issue worthy of Sam Raimi’s creation.
The Creative Team:
Ian Edginton is a gifted satirist within the medium of comic books and his take on the whole Evil Dead franchise is every bit as funny as any of the movies or TV series. I can see this being made into an episode for television. His solution to the whole Hitler problem is one of the funniest scenes in any of the Comics produced by either Dynamite or SGP. Sure, there are better stories with Ash, such as Evil Dead: Furious Road, but for sheer humorous enjoyment, grab this one up. I hope that Edington has a long relationship with this franchise.
Larry Watts is the perfect artist for this title. His resurrection of Hitler alone is worth the cover price. A skeleton that grows into the former Head of the Nazi party. It’s cartoonish and scary all at the same time, especially when someone in the crowd tries to cover him up with a blanket and his eyes go white! Classic. The three-headed demon that summons Ash on this mission is a hoot and I really loved the atmosphere that brings Ash back to a familiar realm, great stuff!
From Captain America to Kung Fury.
So, in addition to everyone trying to take a bite out of Nazism, we find that everyone’s favorite Deadite hunter is going after the most hated man in history. The results are crazy and whacked, but a whole lot of fun.
Evil Dead fans will love this torrid tale of Adi and his continued obsession for total world domination.
I loved it and I’m going to read it again. **** (9.8 rating.)
Writer – Ian Edginton
Art – Larry Watts
Letters – Jacob Bascle
Color – house of Imagi
Publisher – SGP comics
Publication date – 2016