So, without further excuses on my side, let’s get right to the best of this week’s comics with Hollywood ties, shall we?
“FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS” #1 (DC/Dynamite) — Not only is it the sequel to 2007’s “Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash” miniseries, which was based on the script to a movie that would have tied together the “Freddy Vs. Jason” movie and the “Evil Dead” trilogy (and that alone should be enough to excite, well… anyone), but “Nightmare Warriors” is co-written by James Kuhoric and comics/movie veteran Jeff Katz — who provided the script treatment for the original “Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash” story. Basically, “Nightmare Warriors” is likely to be every bit as good as you hope it will be.
I’ve always been a fan of Dark Horse’s “Aliens” and “Predator” comics, and this issue looks to be more than up to the task of re-igniting the latter franchise.
Honorable Mention: “William Shatner Presents: Tek War” #1 (Bluewater) — We gave you a sneak peek at this series based on Shatner’s long-running and award-winning series of science-fiction novels (which were also adapted into a television series, movie, game and various other formats), and the first issue was definitely a pleasant surprise. Even if you’re new to the “Tek War” world, the first issue of this series could be the one to get you hooked.
That’s it for my picks this week. What about yours? Let me know what you’re planning to pick up at the comic shop this week by leaving a comment!