Saturday, August 22, 2015
Crossover Cover: Army of Darkness/Reanimator
Ash Williams time-travels to March 1922 from 2012 and meets Herbert West, who is later revealed to be the same West whom Ash has met before, having used the Necronomicon Ex Mortis to travel back in time. Ash previously met West in the stories Army of Darkness vs. Re-Animator and Prophecy. Jay Lindsey notes “This one takes some wrangling, since the implication is that the 2000s West is the one from Lovecraft’s original story. Since the Cthulhu Mythos timeline I generally refer to claims that West disappeared in 1921, I propose that the 2000s West attempted to use the Necronomicon to visit his ancestor, but due to some temporal quirk, missed his demise and ended up with amnesia, assuming the identity of the previous West.” Although the latter-day Herbert dies in this story, he is later resurrected via sorcery and returned to the 21st century via unrevealed means, as referenced in the Reanimator miniseries.