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Evil Dead 2 Returns!
Bruce Campbell-Sam Raimi Classic Comes to Comics in June!
(February 12, 2015 – Bellingham, WA) — In advance of the new Bruce Campbell Evil Dead television series, Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead By Dawn #1 will debut in June from Space Goat Publishing.
Based on the original movie, Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead By Dawn will feature all new material, written by screenwriter Frank Hannah (The Cooler) and illustrated by newcomers Barnaby Bagenda and Oscar Bazaldua.
“I’m picking up right where the movie left off,” said Hannah. “I’m taking the existing mythology and stretching it to the limit without altering any of the existing canon. All of the stuff we love in Evil Dead 2 will be there. The gore, the horror. The humor. And Ash. Definitely Ash.”
Fans will also recognize familiar Evil Dead iconography in the series: the cabin, the return of Annie Knowby, the Kandarian dagger, and the Deadites. “And even Ash’s severed hand!” Hannah added.
The Ex-Mortis, Book of the Dead, also plays a prominent role in the comic book.
“In a word, groovy,” said Space Goat Founder and CEO Shon Bury. “I’ve been a fan of the movies since forever. When the license became available, I jumped at it.” Space Goat also has the likeness rights to Campbell and Ash, and the actor will be authorizing his appearance in the series.
According to Hannah, the series will expand the Evil Dead Universe. “We know the evil forces that can be summoned by using the Ex-Mortis, the Book of the Dead,” he said. “But I want to see how they affect and change human behavior in the world they live in. Let’s assume for a moment that the passages of the book can do much more than just possess the living and create a portal from which these spirits can travel. What other problems do they cause? That’s the book I would want to read and it’s the book I am trying to write.”
Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead By Dawn #1 will get a special 2-part prequel story in Space Goat’s May-shipping launch books: Mage, Inc. #1 and Big Game Hunters #1. Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead By Dawn #1 will ship in June, and Evil Dead 2: Tales of the Ex-Mortis #1 will ship in July.
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Established in 2006 by comic-book veteran Shon C. Bury, Space Goat Productions, Inc., is the comic book industry’s premier talent management and production company. Space Goat Publishing is a division of Space Goat Productions focused on bringing entertaining comics to readers all over the globe.