art by Arthur SuydamDynamite Entertainment has confirmed for Newsarama that it’s going back to Camp Crystal Lake in June with Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors, a three –part miniseries that follows up last year’s Jason vs. Freddy vs. Ash. The project is a co-published by Wildstorm.
Once again written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric, with art by Jason Craig and a cover by Arthur Suydam, the story picks up six months after the conclusion of the trio’s first meeting. According to the solicitation for the first issue:
Beneath the bloody waters of Crystal Lake, an immortal evil wakes and begins anew the cycle of grueling violence. Six months after the events of FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH, a power-hungry government bureaucrat unleashes the denizens of the Necronomicon ¬ including the banished spirit of the Springwood Slasher, Freddy Krueger. But Ash Williams has checked his monster-hunting past at the door. A Chosen One no more, he thinks that a life of domestic bliss and retail tending is his true calling ¬ until the ghosts of the past show up to punch his clock again.
“Jeff Katz came up with another great premise for Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors,” Kuhroic told Newsarama. “This bad boy will hit fans square in the face with all the musts of a big budget Hollywood sequel—a ridiculously high body count, massive and wanton destruction of landmarks, and a host of returning movie survivors trying their damnedest not get cut down by the Freddy and Jason meat grinder.”
Katz compared the series to the its piece in any trilogy, calling it “the biggest and the baddest. This is easily the most action-packed and epic concept any of these characters have been involved in. We’re talking about wide-screen, DTS-shaking, popcorn fun, from Crystal Lake all the way to the Washington Mall. We’re talking F-16s vs. Deadites! Ash versus Tommy Jarvis! Freddy naked! Oh, the humanity.”
“I’m one who isn’t a fan of sequels unless they move the story—and this, to me, was one of the best kind of exceptions,” the artist said. “I get a chance to take charge of these characters again now that I have a grip on them artistically, and get a chance artistically to do things I was unable to do in the first series. We get to bring back the survivors, and to work with my new old friends from the first series, Jeff Katz, James Kuhoric and the rest of the WildStorm/Dynamite crew and do a story for the fans. Seriously, who could pass that up?”
Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors #1 hits in June. Look for more from the creators as the release draws closer.