From Darkman to Marvel Zombies, the folks at Dynamite Entertainment have been pitting Ashley J. Williams and his trusty chainsaw against a long list of geek culture's favorite properties the last few years. Proving yet again that the world of fanfic isn't the only place to see popular niche characters meeting up, battling and inevitably teaming up for the greater good, the first issue of "Xena vs. Army of Darkness: What, Again?" hits shelves this week, and provides a sequel of sorts to one of the publisher's recent surprise hits.
Written by Brandon Jerwa (who also scripts Dynamite's "Battlestar Galactica" and "Highlander" series) and Elliot Serrano, the series teams Bruce Campbell's reluctant "Evil Dead" hero, Ash, with "Xena" heroes Gabrielle and, well... Xena. Oh, and judging by the preview pages we've posted here, it looks like there will be no shortage of Campbell's likeness in the series, as his "Xena" character, Autolycus, also factors prominently into the story.
Check out an MTV EXCLUSIVE 6-page preview of "Xena vs. Army of Darkness: What, Again?" #1 after the jump, featuring a story by Brandon Jerwa and Elliot Serrano, and art by Miguel Montenegro. The issue hits shelves tomorrow, October 22.
What do you think of the first issue, folks? What other characters would you like to see Ash do the team-up thing with?