10:49am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep' Crossover Has Double the Bruce Campbell
What’s better than a comic book featuring one Bruce Campbell character? Dynamite Entertainment has unveiled the obvious answer: A comic book featuring two Bruce Campbell characters, with Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep being announced for 2019.
The crossover between the two cult horror properties comes from creators Scott Duvall and Vincenzo Federici. It sees Ash and Elvis come face-to-face in what Dynamite describes as "a series of universe-spanning events that involve an Elvis jumpsuit with special time-travel abilities, a trip to '70s Vegas, plus the reveal of an evil new Book of the Dead, the Necronomicon Ho-Tep."
"Being a huge fan of the character of Ash, and by extension, actor Bruce Campbell, I was instantly drawn to the movie Bubba Ho-Tep, based on an original story by the great Joe R. Lansdale, and starring Campbell as Elvis," Duvall said in a statement. "Immediately upon release, I added it to my DVD collection, and I would group it with Army of Darkness because it felt like a companion piece to it. Often viewing them in close succession, I knew the Ash and Elvis team-up would go together like peanut butter and banana. These two worlds already fit so well together in tone, it made it totally plausible that they could coexist on the same plane. Wanting to see what it would be like if Ash and Elvis interact is a big part of what sparked this, and so I'm thrilled we'll get to finally see that in these pages."
Joe R. Lansdale, the creator of Bubba Ho-Tep, added, "Script and art for the first issue of Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep are as delicious as a fried peanut butter and 'nanner sandwich. I'm as excited as if I had good sense and owned Ft. Knox. Can't wait!"
The series will launch both in comic book stores and digitally February 2019, with the first issue featuring covers from Robert Hack, Carlos Gomez, Emma Kubert, Diego Galindo and Tom Mandrake.