NYCC 2013: EVIL ERNIE Brings CHAOS! COMICS to DYNAMITE
CREDIT: Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite Entertainment is about to inject comics with some chaos. The New Jersey-based publisher announced at New York Comic Con that it will be publishing a six-issue miniseries featuring characters from the defunct Chaos! Comics imprint, namely Evil Ernie, Chastity, Purgatori and the Omen. Set for release in early 2014, Chaos! Comics will be written by Tim Seeley. and drawn by Mirka Andolfo. According to the publisher, this new series will "revel in all the attitude, sex appeal, and pure unadulterated mayhem that longtime fans and fun-loving newcomers crave."
Chaos! Comics was the name of a comics publisher launched by Brian Pulido in 1994. The company featured the aforementioned characters as well as the popular "bad girl" character Lady Death. In 2002 the publihser filed for bankruptcy and its assets were sold at auction, with a majority of the characters (sans Lady Death) being acquired by the comcis retailer Tales of Wonder. After a brief peroid in which Devil's Due Publishing owned and published comics based on these characters, Dynamite bought the complete rights in 2010 and published several solo titles for the various characters in the imprint.
"The Chaos! universe gave rise to the kind of comics that would, depending on your age, make you hide them under your bed, tattoo the characters across your body, or paint them on the side of your van," Seeley says in a press release from Dynamite. "Their characters inspired such intense reactions from readers. I want to be part of that. I want to really harness what made characters like Purgatori, Chastity, Evil Ernie, and The Omen so unique and special both for existing fans... and a whole new generation with room under their beds."
Seeley participated in Dynamite's 2012 Evil Ernie series written by Jesse Blaze Snider, illustrating one of several variant covers.