Army of Darkness/Xena Warrior Princess: Forever and a Day

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Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Elliot Fernandez
Genre: Comics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Pages: 144

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Amazon Synopsis: Xena, Warrior Princess, has toppled nations through the force of her will. She’s captained the most deadly pirate crew ever to sail the seas. She even turned her back on her past, seeking redemption for her darker acts alongside her partner Gabrielle. And yet, despite her propensity for defeating all odds, her thousand-strong army has fallen to an implacable and ancient evil. Her only recourse? To use the dreaded Necronomicon to summon Ash Williams – the wise-ass, butt-kicking, smooth-talkin’ demon-killer from the future – for aid! But how can Xena save the world when that chainsaw-wielding knucklehead’s every temporal mishap threatens to unravel time itself?

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This was not a comic I enjoyed much. I wanted to read this because I am a fan of Xena and Gabrielle, but even more so Ash Williams. He’s goofiness and character is just one that makes everything more fun, but in this comic it just didn’t work for me.

I was first thrown into this with a strong love connection between the main characters, which is great and all, but in this one I expected to be more about the pirate crew and how Ash was going to fit into all of it and it wasn’t really much story that held my interest. And the story between Xena and Gabrielle just didn’t sit well with me, the way it was written just seemed way over the top.

I kept reading because of the love for this character’s and some of the storyline was good enough to keep going, but I just couldn’t come around to enjoying it as much as I had hoped. Not only that, but I felt the way it moved along was very quick even for a comic. I just couldn’t come around to all of it. Even though the illustrations and parts of the story kept me reading, this fell mostly flat for me.

***I received this copy from Dynamite Entertainmentvia NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***

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