Evil Dead Day: ‘Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Jack the Ripper’ is Both Meta and Full on Bat! (Review)
When it comes to all the Evil Dead and Army of Darkness books, I just can’t seem to get enough. Ash Williams lives an insane life, and we get to follow along the whole time. I guess it’s only obvious that I would adore such works knowing the lane Ash likes to occupy is a lane we all love to imagine ourselves in; it’s never slow there. One of my absolute favorite stories printed with pics is Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Jack the Ripper. It’s actually a fairly new release, but it’s creative enough to earn high placement on the old shelf of favorites.
The story actually takes on something of a meta effect and that works really well. Ash is in town and on movie set thanks to a helping hand from his buddy. He’s got a small part in the flick, which happens to be about Jack the Ripper. Ash needs the change, so of course he’s in, even after actresses and crew begin popping up, dead and dissected; these are crimes clearly inspired by Jack, in the middle of Jack’s production.
Brilliant set up.
It turns out someone directly involved in the film has taken it upon him or herself to dabble with ancient evil pages and summon potential killers in the actual Jack the Ripper, or Whitechapel case. Who is this someone, and is this someone a Deadite? Ash is never far from the truth.
Again, a personal favorite of mine, Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Jack the Ripper combines great creativity with a little factual business, and that’s interesting to me. The final few pages are among the best you’ll find in any book that features an appearance from Ash Williams, and maybe that fusion of fact and fiction help to push this climax to a completely different levels.
This is one of those Evil Dead books you simply cannot put down.
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