It has been joked about, had a many fan fictions written about it, and finally they made one. While walking through my local Barnes and Noble, I found a book entitled, "Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash". Seeing this, I had heard NOTHING about this. Well, being a huge fan of the Evil Dead series, I bought it as quickly as possible. I have always wondered, " You know what would be awesome? If they crossed the whole Freddy Vs. Jason thing with Evil Dead?". Well the answer is: not really. The idea is simple. Put the insanity of Evil Dead, with the crazy violence and characters of Freddy and Jason, and it seems like it would fit together right? Not so much. So anyways, lets begin.
Lets start with the Story. To begin with, pretty much the entire story, narrated by Ash. This is used in times when narration is needed and also when it is not, yet it consistently stays entertaining throughout the rest of the comic. Now the real story doesn't kick in untill a good bit along in the book. We later find out that from beyond the grave, Freddy is communicating to Jason through the grave, and tricks Jason into gathering the Necronomocon for him, in order to summon himself back to life, and become even more powerful than he once was. Of course through the comic we have Ash trying to intervene, and save the day from the evils of Jason. One of the things I found consistently entertaining was all of the Freddy nightmares, Which start to get more and more creative as the comic plays out.
Near the end it really starts to crank up the entertain O' meter, where it ends in a really cool battle between Freddy and Jason, accompanied by some really cool mini fights and chases. But Really, what can I say? The plot is about as basic as it gets. Although one of the main things that bothers me about the story, is that how could Freddy have ever known about the Necrinomocon? I mean, it has never been mentioned in either a Freddy OR Jason movie so, it is a pretty ridiculous idea. And I know the Freddy and Jason movies aren't known exactly for a "compelling story", but it could have helped.
The main characters are of course Freddy, Jason, and Ash. For the most part they encompass the way the characters were in the movies. They capture the likeness of Ash quite well, although there are some parts where they miss completely. The secondary characters consist of 3 innuendo spurting frat boy morons, and a girl who is Ashes love interest. It seems as if they try WAY to hard to make you hate the frat boys, and they do. There seems to not even be a second where you don't want them to die, and it becomes painfully apparent the more you read. Of course every Jason movie has these characters but not THIS overkill.
The dialogue in this book, is almost completely unbearable. Some of the only clever dialogue comes from (of course) Ash. But then again, there were times where they try way to hard to make Ash like he was in the movies, and do a terrible job at recreating it. Some of the worst dialogue comes Freddy surprisingly. Of course in the Freddy movies, he is known for cheesy and dumb jokes, but at least in the movies its entertaining when he says it, but written out it's just awful. But the worst dialogue in this entire comic is from the Frat guys. As I mentioned earlier, they try way to hard to make the frat guys seem as moronic as possible. Whether it be a lame innuendo, or just badly written dialogue, you are praying the moment they get kicked off the panel.
The art is quite possibly the most crippling parts of this comic, then again though there are times where its completely awesome. Through most of it, it looks like something that was drawn in 15 minutes in Adobe flash. But there are also times throughout it during some of the fight scenes that the art looks incredibly awesome. At points Freddy and Jason seem to look a little odd, but the way Ash is drawn looks incredibly odd. His face is drawn to look somewhat stretched, and removes a lot of the likeness of Bruce Campbell. Probably the most annoying part of this though, is the gore. During parts it can look really cool and well drawn, but with other scenes it looks very childishly drawn.
Final Verdict: While it is VERY entertaining (And stays quite entertaining all the way through), it is much short of great. The possibility of ever being able to see all of these characters together again is slight. You will really have to a fan of all of these characters in order to fully enjoy this. For fans, I definitely recommend picking this up (If you can even find it) and you will not be very disappointed.