Evil Ernie, the Chaos! created character is going to return to comics in October courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment. The ongoing horror series will be written by Jesse Blaze Snider with art by Jason Craig. You can also look forward to covers by Adrian Syaf, Nick Brashaw, Tim Seeley and Dan Brereton.
Here’s how Dynamite describes the new series:
Ernest Fairchild was a kind and gentle soul…until one day something in him snapped, leading him to one of the most notorious killing sprees in American history. With 665 kills to his name, “Evil Ernie” requires ONE more murder to complete the ritual he started and seal his deal with the Devil. Problem is: he’s just been EXECUTED! What led an ordinary boy to become a leather-clad angel of death? How does he wield such blasphemous power? And what is the secret behind his hideous smiley-face button?
Jesse Blaze Snider had this to say about writing the character:
It’s pretty surreal to be working on Evil Ernie. We’re definitely staying true to the spirit of the character, but those who want a little more substance from your Heaven & Hell opus are going to be surprised by the powerful concepts and ideas that serve as the bedrock of this new series…and this new Chaos Universe.
Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt had this to say on the series writer:
It was pretty clear from our first meeting with him, that Jesse would have done ANYTHING to write this book; and that kind of passion and dedication – along with his writing chops, of course – go a long way to making this one of our most anticipated launches later this year. Evil lives in 2012!
Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci had this to say on the Chaos! characters at their disposal:
With Dynamite’s Chaos! characters, we are in possession of some of the most frightening horror characters in comic book history. Evil Ernie is possibly being the most iconic of the Chaos!
What do you guys think? Are you excited to pick up this book or is it a title that shouldn’t be brought back? Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.