Comic book publisher Dynamite! Entertainment has purchased the library of Chaos! Comics, acquiring such iconic characters as Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, Jade, Omen, Bad Kitty, Cremator and Lady Demon.
The deal does not include the character Lady Death.
‘After announcing our acquisition of Vampirella, and now the Chaos! characters, Dynamite Entertainment is in possession of some of the most iconic horror characters in comic book history, with Evil Ernie possibly 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.”
Chaos! Comics was a publisher of horror-themed comics popular in the 1990s. The company recorded more than $30 million in sales and its books featured work from such well-known creators as Alan Moore, Peter David, Brian Pullido, Mike Deodato, Arthur Adams, Steven Hughes and Joseph Michael Linsner.