Dynamite Entertainment has tapped "Green Lantern: New Guardians" scribe Justin Jordan and artist Colton Worley to resurrect Evil Ernie for a fight against an evil that could destroy all of Heaven, Hell and Earth. In their new "Evil Ernie: Godeater" miniseries, Evil Ernie is the only thing standing between the Godeater and the destruction of the universe.
According to its official description,
In "Evil Ernie: Godeater" #1, something bad is coming. Something that could kill Heaven, Hell and Earth itself: The Godeater. And the only thing standing its way is... Evil Ernie? Face it, we're probably all screwed! Dynamite Entertainment proudly welcomes Justin Jordan, the Harvey Award-winning writer of such horror hits as "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode" and "Shadowman," as he debuts the all-new "Godeater" storyline, an event so epic in scope, it promises to shake the very foundations of the Chaos! universe!
"The original 'Evil Ernie' series was one of the very first comics I saw that wasn't about superheroes and wasn't intended for an all-ages audience, and it changed how I look at comics. So being able to actually write a character who changed my life twenty-odd years ago is actually cooler than I can easily sum up," Jordan shared in a statement. "I am doing my level best to make sure that fans of Ernie are getting something they have never seen before, while still being the character they've loved for the past couple of decades. I hope that they think it's awesome and horrifying, and that I got the character right."
"Hopefully fans will like what I've done with Ernie here, because I've had a lot of fun working on this book. Psycho-monsters, the undead, and a talking button -- what's not to like?" Worley added.
The debut issue will also feature bonus material like an in-depth interview with Justin Jordan about "Evil Ernie" and the Chaos! Comics universe and character designs by Worley, as well as the first chapter of "Last Ditch Bitch," a serialized back-up feature from writer Keith Davidsen and artist Cezar Razek. "Last Ditch Bitch" will follow Liv Halvorsen, the lead singer of a Scandinavian Death Metal band who finds herself involved in Ragnarok, as well as Evil Ernie's ex-lover Mistress Hel.
"As a longtime fan of the Chaos! Comics universe, I'm absolutely thrilled to contribute to the new series," Davidsen said. "Each issue, artist Cezar Razek and I will provide four-page chapters to a story called 'Last Ditch Bitch', delving into the character and motivations of Evil Ernie's former lover, Mistress Hel, as demonstrated through her manipulation of a new character named Liv. Also, an ultra-popular Chaos! character will make a earth-shaking appearance... but his or her identity will have to remain a secret for now! All in all, Justin Jordan's 'Godeater' storyline and the Mistress Hel bonus story will give fans their recommended monthly allowance of blood, sex, violence, and rock 'n roll!"
"Evil Ernie: Godeater" #1 goes on sale August 3.