Hack/Slash

Genres: Horror
Publisher: Devil’s Due Publishing – Image Comics – Dynamite Entertainment


Vol 1: 2004
Hack/Slash began in 2004 as a series of one-shots, starting with the Stefano Caselli-penciled Hack/Slash (later referred to by its story title Euthanized), followed by the Federica Manfredi-penciled Girls Gone Dead.
2005 saw the one-shot Comic Book Carnage and the series stars, Vlad and Cassie, appeared in the Aadi Salman-pencilled The Final Revenge of Evil Ernie. The “Hack/Slash” one-shots were collected as the First Cut trade paperback in the same year. The first “Hack/Slash” miniseries, Land of Lost Toys, debuted, penciled by Dave Crosland, followed by a collection of new short stories in a 2006 special issue called Trailers (featuring art by writer Stefano Caselli and Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Skottie Young and Josh Medors).
A 25-cent preview issue giving newcomers a recap of “Euthanized” hit the markets in 2006, along with “Slice Hard”, the first one-shot of 2006, Hack/Slash Vs. Chucky, which saw the lead duo taking on the evil doll and was penciled by Matt Merhoff. Seeley penciled the new part of the preview and was one of the pencilers and inkers of the one-shot along with Mark Englert, Nate Bellgarde, Andy Kuhn and Joe Largent.
In 2007, Devil’s Due released a Free Comic Book Day comic showcasing their Family Guy and Hack/Slash titles. The Hack/Slash section contained a recap portion of the 25-cent preview issue.
Hack/Slash graduated to an ongoing series in May 2007, which included a Hack/Slash Annual collecting the webcomic featuring the SuicideGirls photo shoot.
In March 2010 it was announced at the Emerald City Comicon that creator Tim Seeley was taking Hack/Slash from Devil’s Due Publications to Image Comics. The move came after news that Devil’s Due was going through financial difficulties, with staff on all levels not being paid for several months. Tim Seeley allegedly did not receive his paycheck and thus was not able to pay his staff of artists and colourists. Hack/Slash’s tenure at Devil’s Due closed with issue #32, the final issue of Volume 1.
From September 2011, Hack/Slash was available digitally through Devil’s Due Digital.


Vol 2: June 2010
Hack/Slash’s first release through Image was the 4-part miniseries My First Maniac, which started in June 2010. It was followed by a second ongoing Hack/Slash series, which concluded in March 2013 with issue 25. Image Comics later published the complete Hack/Slash, including crossovers and the early Devil’s Due issues, in five numbered ‘omnibus editions’.


Vol 3: July 2014
Beginning in July 2014, the first issue of a further five-issue miniseries, Son of Samhain, was released through Image. Tim Seeley did not work on the series, which was instead written by Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley, with art by Emilio Laiso. In this volume Cassie became a bounty hunter and gained a new partner called Delroy


Vol 4: 2017
In 2017, Tim revived the series under a new title with a new creative staff called Hack/Slash: Resurrection with Tini Howard writing the series and Celor and K. Michael Russell on art duty. The series brought back fan favorite Vlad, as well as crossing over with Vampirella.[8] The series details a new road trip for Cassie and Vlad, with Cassie sick of leaving nothing but destruction in her wake [9] and Vlad excited to have a new chance at life.

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