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    I posted this on reddit but felt like I should discuss here too so I copied it. I assumed itís safe to discuss this comic here, and this discussion is going to be really weird for me. See Iíve never read a dynamite comic before, no particular reason just havenít so I have no idea who any of these characters are outside of John Carter but thatís only because I remember a movie that came out years ago. So why did I read this? Well itís certainly not because I like DCeased, which this is clearly trying to ape I mean come on with that title, because DCeased is a completely different writer and universe.

    No I read this for possibly a weirder reason....Iím a big evil dead (Ash Williams) fan and I heard through the grapevine that Ash is in the sequel series as a main protagonist. Yeah so I read this just so I could know whatís going on when the one character Iím legit interested in shows up. Doesnít hurt that I bought all the issues 5 issues and a Valentineís special together for $12 so not too much of a personal cost.

    So what did I think of this? Honestly itís a comedy or at least relishes in absurdity. It understands that it has a handful of wacky characters from all walks of life that probably donít go together with warrior women, superheroes, Martian fantasy warriors, and space vampires all fighting zombies. Thereís jokes about old superheroes breaking hips and going to strip clubs, hell there is a super spreaders joke thatís actually a little funny. Itís not the best indie crossover comic Iíve ever read, but it knows what it is, a silly toybox of random characters thrown into a pit of zombies.

    Iíd probably grade it at a C+, because itís trying but itís pretty clear itís forcing characters together that donít naturally know each other or donít flow well in a single story. Maybe they should have limited itself to certain characters like just the superheroes or the space and fantasy based characters. I mean Sonja gets here by way of a magic water well that took her to Mars, Vampirella crashed in a space ship, and then later they made it to Earth with superheroes already there. Maybe itís because Iím not familiar with any of these characters but it just felt a little forced getting them together, though I suppose it should be forgiven since it was meant to be a big crossover.
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    First, I didn't get this, have no intention of getting this, but, second, I'm a Red Sonja fan, Ash fan, and a used-to-be Vampirella fan, as well as an occasional John Carter fan, and while this mish-mash didn't appeal to me at all, I do recommend Dynamite's take, in their individual series, on the individual characters. Sonja's become WAY too over-used, but in her "Invincible" series, and its predecessor, it made for good reading, as did their first John Carter take, until his world, too, became over-used (IMHO!). So you might want to check on some of those; I admit that Invincible Red Sonja is currently the only title I'm reading, myself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt levin View Post
    First, I didn't get this, have no intention of getting this, but, second, I'm a Red Sonja fan, Ash fan, and a used-to-be Vampirella fan, as well as an occasional John Carter fan, and while this mish-mash didn't appeal to me at all, I do recommend Dynamite's take, in their individual series, on the individual characters. Sonja's become WAY too over-used, but in her "Invincible" series, and its predecessor, it made for good reading, as did their first John Carter take, until his world, too, became over-used (IMHO!). So you might want to check on some of those; I admit that Invincible Red Sonja is currently the only title I'm reading, myself...
    What made you not be a Vampi fan anymore? Yea Red Sonja is being too over used. Hopefully now with much of the Main series done. I think it's just minis for now.

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    I really liked Vampirella when she was a Warren magazine character. Dynamite's first Vampi story just didn't play well with my recollections of of the character, and then Dynamite began diluting her presence with a too rapidly expanding "universe" of titles, and I just haven't found any interest.
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    Okay yeah I bought the first issue of Die!namite Lives! and yeah this is the kind of Wacky evil dead antics I'm all for.
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