Dynamite Entertainment has kept somewhat tight lipped about the upcoming re-launch of the classic Chaos Comics characters, including the upcoming Evil Ernie series. Jesse Blaze Snider (Muppets, Toy Story) has been confirmed to be writing the EVIL ERNIE reboot for quite some time, but announcements have been made with regards to an artist.
Bloody-Disgusting did some creeping around and found a tweet from artist Jason Craig (ReAnimator, Freddy Vs Jason Vs Ash) that reads, “Starting my morning before 6am on a Saturday to kick some ass on the new EVIL ERNIE relaunch with a kick ass script from @tweetjesse”. The tweet can be viewed online here.
No official announcements have been made from Dynamite Entertainment as of yet, and the tweet is a few months old, but it looks as though Snider and Craig could be the creative team behind the reboot.
Evil Ernie was co-created and co-owned by Brian Pulido and the late Steven Hughes. The writer and artist pair began publishing their cult-favorite Evil Ernie & Lady Death series in the early 90’s through their own Chaos Comics imprint. Chaos was known for publishing some of the best horror titles including Lady Death, Purgatori, Evil Ernie, Chastity, Jade, Omen, Bad Kitty, Cremator, Lady Demon, Poems for the Dead, and Smiley The Psychotic Button. Chaos Comics ran independently until 2003 when the company filed for bankcruptcy.
Dynamite eventually acquired all of the Chaos library of characters except for Lady Death, which is now being published through Avatar Press’ Boundless Imprint.