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Dynamite acquires Chaos Comics library

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It’s the ’90s and the “Bad Girl” era of comics all over again, as Dynamite announces they have acquired the Chaos Comics library, which included such titles as EVIL ERNIE, CHASTITY, PURGATORI, and so on. Lady Death, the best known character from Chaos, was not included in the deal.

Chaos flourished in the ’90s under publisher/chief creator Brian Pulido. Various characters from their library have been controlled in recent years by Tales of Wonder, Crossgen, Devil’s Due and Avatar.

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Dynamite Entertainment has acquired the Chaos! Comics’ library and all associated assets which include the publishing labels Black Label Graphics, Infinity Comics and the properties Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, Jade, Omen, Bad Kitty, Cremator, Lady Demon and many more (with the exception of Lady Death).  Chaos! Comics was the leading independent comics publisher of the 1990’s, achieving over thirty million dollars in sales in eight languages. 

Chaos! featured such prominent writers such as Peter (Incredible Hulk) David, Brian (Lady Death) Pulido, Alan (Watchmen) Moore, and Christopher (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Golden, and artists such as Jae (Dark Tower) Lee, Greg (X-Force/Spawn) Capullo, Mike (Dark Avengers/Secret Avengers) Deodato, Art (Ultimate X) Adams, Boris (Conan the Barbarian) Vallejo, Steven (Lady Death) Hughes, Adam (Wonder Woman) Hughes,  Joseph (Dawn) Michael Linsner, Berni Wrightson and many more.  

The Chaos! library was known for its dark yet seductive characters that pushed the boundaries of horror comics.

”After announcing our acquisition of Vampirella, and now the Chaos! properties, Dynamite Entertainment is in possession of some of the most iconic horror characters in comic book history, with Evil Ernie and Chastity arguably being the most iconic” says Dynamite Entertainment President Nick Barrucci.  “Dynamite Entertainment has grown significantly these past several months with our acquisition of Dabel Bros., our publishing relationship with Liquid and Grant Morrison, and with several other more surprises coming up, we are aiming to be the most diverse publisher in comics!”


For those who were not around for the Chaos Era, here’s a gallery:

8 COMMENTS

  1. Oh thank heavens I can look at the beat now without seeming like a perv to co-workers! (the pic change to Evil Ernie is appreciated :) )

  2. this just feels like throwing good money after bad. i think i’d have trouble finding people who’d admit they’d ever bought/read this stuff back in the 90s.

  3. I bought loads of these back in the day. I’m actually really glad they’re back. I think most people tend to underrate Chaos!. Evil Ernie’s been a personal fave of mine for years. Glad they’ll give him a new book.

  4. Chaos comics was the raw alternative for those tired with DC and Marvel’s offerings.
    Along with image and dark horse they changed the game for comic artists and readers in the 1990’s.
    My favorite chaos character would have to be Homicide also known as dead king he made evil Ernie look like a extra from a scene in a Rob zombie film that went straight to DVD.

  5. So now that Dynamite has basically abandoned the Chaos! characters can they just sell them back to Pulido? I’m tired of waiting for new comics. It’s been TWO YEARS since the Purgatori series has ended with no follow up.

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