Source: Chaos #1-4
Once upon a time, there was a comic book publisher named Chaos! Comics that was able to maintain financial solvency from 1994 through 2002, that’s nearly 8 years! Their popularity was fueled by bad-ass heavy metal characters, variant covers, and extensive cross over events. When it came time to declare bankruptcy, Lady Death was able to find a new home, but Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity, and all the rest were passed between publishers until the rights were finally purchased in 2010 by Dynamite. Now, safe together in their new forever home, the characters (everyone except Lady Death, awwww sad face) are able to enjoy the love and respect they truly deserve. That’s why, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chaos! Comics, Dynamite has been releasing new stories set in the Chaos! universe, including some individual titles and the all-inclusive and aptly titled Chaos.
If you’re a seasoned comic book reader who already knew all that history, or maybe you are someone who was a fan of the original stuff, please contact me and explain what the hell is supposed to be going on in these books. Through the first 4 issues (of six), the plot is nearly incomprehensible and panders to juvenile fantasies. When I volunteered to review Chaos, only issues #2-4 were readily available. Co-reviewer Jeff Kromer, insisting that he picked it up because he normally trusts the writer and also that it was only a dollar, was willing to provide a summary of the first issue.
Chaos #1 RECAP! Shit's about to get real.
Purgatory (maybe? Red skin) is wearing a thong in prison. Eats a rat, busts out, yells at someone to fight her. There’s a shot of a Bone Castle on Boneworld? Or something? Might be the prison? Unclear.
Evil Ernie kills a pedophile Santa. Sees another chick in a push-up bra in a vision. His 90's button/logo talks to him.
Some Buffy knock-off gang interrupts a Purgatory/Vampire human trafficking shipment. EVERYONE IS WEARING MIDRIFFS. Somebody says "Bro" and someone else dumps some exposition.
Some Dr. Leonard Price guy is fucking with himself and something about dreams? IN AN ABANDONED MENTAL INSTITUTION!!!! Science words.
All of these scenes are, like, two pages and useless.
--- Jeff Kromer, distinguished Outhouser
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About the Author - Amanda Comi
Amanda is grumpy and crunchy on the outside with a warm squishy center comprised primarily of human organs. Much like a cat, she is easily distracted by pretty colors or flashy bits of foil. If Amanda notices that you’re busy enjoying yourself, she will start complaining and sit on your keyboard until you pay attention to her. By day she wrangles numbers from a cubicle, by night she sleeps, and by weekends… she also sleeps. She believes that comics can be enjoyed by everyone and looks forward to proving that hypothesis. She just barely does the twitter thing as @hermitiancat, but that's a good place to find her.
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