Horror fiend and center of the Chaos! Comics universe Evil Ernie is getting back in the spotlight just in time for Halloween. Dynamite is launching a new Evil Ernie series co-written by Chaos! architect Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) and his brother and fellow writer Steve Seeley, and feature interior artwork by talented artist Rafael Lanhellas.
"Steve and I first discovered Evil Ernie when the first issue (of the classic 1990s series) came out. We were both teenagers, and our dad was a big horror movie fan, so we were plenty familiar with mayhem and massacre," says Tim Seeley. "But something about seeing this punk teenager trying to take out the entire world really appealed to us. So, when a new Evil Ernie series was available, Steve and I figured it'd be a great time to debut out first brother-on-brother comic book collaboration, as we return Ernie to his anti-hero/slasher movie roots. This is going to be tongue-in-cheek, apocalyptic slasher movie comic book goodness, loaded with everything that two guys spent their teenage years neck deep in: heavy metal, horror, and comics."
In Evil Ernie #1, the teenage psychopath Ernest Fairchild is dead, resigned to Hell where he belongs. But when reality is threatened by an evil even the Devil can't handle, he calls on the only weapon that can prevent total megadeath: Evil Ernie himself. Meanwhile, the genocidal Mistress Hel has found new love… or perhaps the term "loves" would be more appropriate.
Dynamite will offer Evil Ernie #1 with a variety of cover options. Tim Seeley provides the main cover. The variant covers from Carlos Rafael (Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris), Ardian Syaf (Batgirl), Kyle Hotz (The Hood), and Ken Haeser (The Living Corpse). An "Old School" variant is supplied by Andrew Mangum and Jae Lee (Batman/Superman, The Dark Tower) provides a special retailer incentive cover.
Evil Ernie #1 will be solicited in the August Previews catalog for release in October.