Thursday, January 10, 2008

Evil Dead #1 (COMIC NEWS)

Part One of Mark Verheiden and John Bolton’s new and fully authorized 4-part comic book mini-series adaption of the original Evil Dead (’81) is now available. Full color, 32 pages, and $2.99, from Dark Horse Comics.

Click HERE for more info.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

COOL I TOTALLY GOT TO GET THIS. IS IT A STRAIGHT ADAPTION OF THE FIRST FILM OR ARE THERE DIFFRENCES?

Karswell said...

>IS IT A STRAIGHT ADAPTION OF THE FIRST FILM OR ARE THERE DIFFRENCES?

It's pretty straight forward so far, there are few expanisons on the story like before the road trip to the cabin even begins, plus when they play the tape recorder there's a cool flashback to the professor and his wife becoming possessed and you get to see what really happened. Over all issue #1 is very condensed and moves quickly but efficiently, still telling the meat of the story without leaving out essentials in case for some reason you haven't seen the movie.

My only gripe about it all is Bolton's artwork. There are some typically incredible illustrations, like the final cliffhanger page with Cheryl possesed and floating, but then there are other panels where Bolton obviously just threw some photoshop filter over the top of a photo or screen grab to blend in with his art. I normally don't complain about stuff like this but we all know Bolton is one of the greatest so why such a cheeseball cheater approach?

Whatever, I'll be picking up the remaining issues without fail, as should you! Join us!

Anonymous said...

>why such a cheeseball cheater approach?

I noticed this too, it's like Bolton didn't want to have to draw the car or the cabin or even Ash so he just used a picture from the movie and blobbed over it. Alex Ross works from photos too but it's not so blatant in his finished art. I'm sure alot of artists do this, you can fake anything with a computer program these days.

Anonymous said...

i thought the first issue was pretty good too.......but wonder why bolton didn't illustrate the girls to look like the actresses in the movie? everyone else looks the same

Horror pariah said...

I admit he occasionally has problems with likenesses,but in my opinion he's one of the best there is to do comic-adaptions of horror films,ever see his Hammer adaptions?whooee!i still love re-reading "The Wishing Hour" that you posted back in October.

B-Sol said...

Hey Karswell, this is a first. We both blogged about the same thing on the same day! I picked up the issue today, and posted a review of it on the ol' Vault, in case you're interested:
The Vault of Horror

Karswell said...

>We both blogged about the same thing on the same day!

Ha ha, well it's probably not that big of a coincidence since it just came out yesterday, and I'm sure a billion other horror blogs have all jumped on this as well... but it must be mentioned of course!

Karswell said...

>still love re-reading "The Wishing Hour" that you posted back in October.

Yep, fully painted greatness... and not a single sign of a photoshop filter or screen grab anywhere. Techonolgy is the killer.