Writer: Bruce Campbell
Art: Eduardo Risso, Kristian Rossi, Rob Leigh, Mark Brooks, Marte Garcia, Brad Anderson, and Gary Frank
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: September 27th, 2022
The Nazis are cornered on all facades by the Allied forces with failure almost inescapable. Nevertheless, Hitler and his coalition of immoral scientists endeavor a last-minute effort that may yet still win them the war and rewrite history. Now Sgt. Frank Rock and Easy Company have been rerouted to confront this strange, abominable enemy created by the Axis leader. Let’s dive into DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 by Bruce Campbell and Eduardo Risso as these two lead the charge in bringing back Sgt. Rock better than ever!
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Zombies, Nazis, Halloween, and Bruce Campbell. What more could you ask for? DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 is everything you’d want and expect from a comic this time of year. Sure, the premise of Hitler using dark magics, creating super soldiers, and attempting to take over the world with advanced means isn’t a new concept. However, it not only fits this time of the year well BUT is a somewhat refreshing look at the concept while also reintroducing Sgt. Rock to the populous.
However, without spoiling too much of this opening issue of DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1, I like the wrinkle that Bruce Campbell throws out to readers on the last page. It’s a common Zombie fiction trope that he decides to defy… but in a good way. I’m super curious to see where Campbell plans on taking this story. Additionally, the comic is just a fun, quick read. There isn’t anything huge, titanic, or anything too heavy for a reader to understand. There is absolutely no background knowledge required in order to pick up DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1. Ideally, if you’re an action meets horror comic fan rooted in a bit of fantastical history, this story is most certainly for you.
Eduardo Risso and Kristian Rossi give this issue a solid foundation. Both help establish the setting and style well. Plus, their undead really hit the mark putting this crew in some “easy company”.
If you’re looking for an entertaining, horror-esque, historical-fiction tale cluttered with Hitler and Nazis, DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 is right up your Allies (I mean alley)! Plus, who knows the undead better than Bruce Campbell? Additionally, this art team shines providing a clean, almost dated coloring that fits well with the tone of the issue. I’d highly recommend giving DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 a try especially considering you need no background knowledge to dive in. Just pick it up and enjoy! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!