Issue #6 of Ash and the Army of Darkness reveals Ash’s new weapon; an arm sword. In place of his missing hand, the aparatus Ash has been using is now equipped with a long sword blade that can easily be switched out with his trademark chainsaw when necessary. Complete with new tools, Ash begins the hunt for Sheila. Ash finds himself battling crying trolls, meeting strange hooded figures in the woods, and facing the terrifying fact that he feels as close to Sheila as he did his ex-love Linda. Ash must find the priestess Sulevia to find out how to save his lady love, and survive to fight another day in the process.
Steve Niles’ interpretation of Army of Darkness continued to be an entertaining run. His Ash is dead on in wordplay and attitude. Nacho Tenorio has just the right blend of creepy and cool in his artwork to keep the comic fresh.
Issue #6 of Ash and the Army of Darkness is enjoyable and fun, with a big focus on the weakness of supernatural foes and the frightening nature of a large group of people following a myth. And, true to form, the comic ends with a well placed shot of a woman’s slightly veiled breasts.