Where are all the Hack/Slash fans? Here's a bit of news that just broke today. At the Emerald City ComicCon, Tim Seeley and Image Comics announced that the acclaimed cult horror comic Hack/Slash will now be exclusive to Image Comics. Hack/Slash: My First Maniac, an all-new four-issue miniseries written by Tim Seeley with art by Daniel Leister, will be the first Hack/Slash comic at Image.
What is Hack/Slash about? You know how at the end of horror movies, there's usually one survivor left to tell the story? Cassie Hack was one of those survivors. But she does more than just survive. She turns the tables and begins hunting and destroying all the evil creatures that would harm the innocent. "My First Maniac" looks into Cassie's first case. At age 16, she was forced to kill her own mother who was the undead murderer known as the Lunch Lady. Fighting feelings of guilt, Cassie has to decide whether to live a normal life with her foster parents or use her new-found slasher killing abilities to save other teenagers.
"My little creator owned book is making the move to the biggest creator owned comic company!" exclaimed Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley. "The move is sanctioned by Devil's Due Publishing, and Josh Blaylock has been helping me with the transition. June will see the release of the first issue of HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC, which is set in Cassie's past and is the perfect tale for new readers as well as those who've been following the book for several years. And, best of all, my crack creative team of artist Dan Leister, colorist Mark Englert, editor Jim Lowder and letterer Crank! are coming with me to Image-Land."
This will be the perfect jumping on point for new readers. The first issue will be on sale June 9, 2010. It will contain 32 full color pages with a $3.50 price tag. A new printing of the Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 1 and Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol 3: Friday The 31st will also go on sale on June 9.