Evil Dead 2: Dark Ones Rising is a three issue limited series from Space Goat Publishing. It was originally set for release in late August 2016, but was pushed back to October 19th, 2016. It is the third chapter in their main Evil Dead 2 series.
Several weeks after escaping the Mirror Dimension, Annie Knowby finds herself all alone after the simulacrum Ash sacrificed himself so she could escape. With no plan on what to do without him, Annie destroys the Kandarian Dagger and Necronomicon Ex-Mortis. Walking down a road with no destination in mind, Annie stopped to help a farmer deliver a calf from one of her cows. As Annie reached inside and pulled, the simulacrum Ash came out of the cow's body, telling her that the world was in danger. Later, after hitchhiking and being picked up by a trucker, Annie and Ash found that a sinkhole had opened up in the middle of the road. While examining the sinkhole, a Dark One climbed out, absorbing the souls of everyone around it. Annie and Ash race off to New Orleans to seek the help of a Miss Ginnie, a owner of a Hoodoo store in the French Quarter. As the Dark One approached, Ash released the souls of some of the most powerful voodoo sorcerers of the last century to aid them in the battle. The souls came together to form Damballa, the creator of life. As the two watched from a distance, the simulacrum Ash became possessed by a Deadite. Using an axe, Annie cut off the Deadite-possessed Ash's hand just as Damballa defeated the Dark One. Ash became human again and the two went looking for someplace to eat. Just as they thought it was over, the Dark One came out of nowhere and crushed Annie and Ash with his hand. The two then found themselves back in the Mirror Dimension with Regardie, who revealed that they had never left at all, and that what Annie just experienced was a test to see if the souls on Earth were worth taking. Regardie then sent the pair back to the Cat Food factory and discover that teenagers have been reading from the Necronomicon.