Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #3 Review

Will Ash and Sheila ever get hitched? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dynamite:

The dark forces are closing in on Ash & Sheila. Ash must venture to the one place he doesn’t want to go to make it to his wedding alive.

AshHitched03-Cov-FrancavillaWe reach the penultimate issue of Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched, with things certainly heating up as we draw closer to the finale. Though there isn’t a huge variety in the events of this issue, the excitement and intensity is through the roof, with the quick pace allowing for a very energetic flow. There are also a couple of intriguing twists, with the climax setting things nicely as we head into the concluding chapter.

Steve Niles has certainly taken his run on Ash and the Army of Darkness to new levels over this series, with the events throughout being both enticing and cleverly unique. He does however start to wind things down in this issue, as though the excitement levels are increased, the focus is firmly set on ending this tale in the best possible way. Despite this I couldn’t help but feel that Niles tried a little too hard to cover all the bases, with the overall atmosphere lacking in overall intensity for the majority of the issue.

Nacho Tenorio has certainly left his mark on the world of the Army of Darkness over series, and the end of the last, as though his initial work was good, his work over the last couple of issues has been amazing. Giving an exciting flow to the issue, his energetic layouts allow the events of this issue to jump off the page. It is however the way that Tenorio captures the character emotion that impresses me most, with the intense reactions adding that extra layer of drama. Additionally Kelly Fitzpatrick‘s soft, striking colours also prove eye catching, giving an amazing finish to Tenorio’s art.

Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitches is certainly raising the stakes as it enters it’s penultimate issue. It does however try a little too hard to cover all the bases, and despite overall being good, it lacks in atmosphere. Recommended.

  • + The Faceless Man makes his presence felt.
  • + Nacho Tenorio's art continues to get better and better.
  • + Ash, Sheila and Wiseman get put to the test.
  • - Steve Niles tries too hard to cover all bases.

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