July 19, 2009


Just when I was thinking there were no good horror comics anymore, Hack/Slash appeared out of nowhere. The funny thing is, I shouldn't like it at all - the drawing is as generic as it comes and the story is a pure derivative of your buddy's favorite slashers - yet I find it a compelling reading. What really works for the comic is the warm interaction between Tim Seeley's lead characters, the victim-cum-avenger Cassie and her partner, the Jason-like-monstrosity Vlad. The series shoves this odd couple through the entire catalogue of slasher villains from the last two decades yet the focus on their own personal problems and issues never wavers. Another big point for the series is its tone, which subtly echoes the awareness of the genre displayed in the fantastic mockumentary Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. In short, I highly recommend it to anyone looking for quick no-brainer fun!

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