14 Days: She’s Why the Dead Stay Dead – Donny Grimm’s Hack/Slash Review
One million demons, one pissed off demon-slaying Goth chick. If you let your imaginations run wild right about now I’m sure you could basically figure out the plot to Hack/Slash all by yourself but for the slower few in our audience I will ding out a review.
Hack/Slash is a comic illustrated and written by several different artists and writers depending on the issue. The art can range from a detailed, dramatic horror world in one comic and in the next be an Archie themed comedy, however this never affects the continuity negatively. The star of this little work is Cassandra Hack, a troubled teenager with Vlad, a human equivalent of a shaved gorilla for a sidekick. Together they travel across the U.S. hunting “Slashers”, undead killers that were once troubled humans. Picture a hot Goth babe brutally massacring every horror movie monster you know and basically you’ve nailed the story on the head. Just because it’s predictable doesn’t mean it’s bad. The story, while essentially simple, weaves surprising depth into the characters as they develop, there is an endless spectrum of internal and external conflict, and the gore, oh the glorious gore. Any horror buff would be proud to own this undoubtedly superb work of art. If you love action-horror or pitch black humor…or sharp objects pick up at least one issue and you’re guaranteed not to put it down.
Final Score: 5/5