Darkman vs Army of Darkness
A crossover with another Sam Raimi film character, Darkman. It was written by Roger Stern and Kurt Busiek, with art by James Fry. It ran for four issues from August 2006 to March 2007 and the trade paperback was released in late 2007. The story features Darkman/Dr. Peyton Westlake’s former love Julie accidentally reading the incantations of the Necronomicon, which unleashes a Deadite infestation throughout the city and transforms Julie into the Deadite Queen. Helping her friend Brynne Kelly escape with the book, the pair use it to open a portal and summon the ‘Legendary Hero’ to them – which turns out to be Ash Williams. Teaming up, the trio takes on the army of Deadites – led by Darkman’s deceased enemy Robert Durant – as they plan to use the book to help rid Julie of the evil inside her. The trio succeeds in reversing the effects, freeing Julie and destroying the Deadite army. Ash and Brynne share a kiss before he disappears, while Darkman watches over Julie and her boyfriend Tony, understanding that his desire to save Julie cost the lives of others and that he will have to live with it.