Hack/Slash Moves To Image Comics

Posted by G-Man (31704 posts) - - Show Bio


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.

"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."

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.
 
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.
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#1 Posted by Knox (474 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet

#2 Posted by Ms. Omega (4421 posts) - - Show Bio

KICKASS I love this comic


#3 Posted by NightFang (9962 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome !

#4 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

cant say it being with another company affects any opinions on my end that much,
although given how sparse Image's solicitation list is every month they sure could use 
more known titles like this in their stable.

#5 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27084 posts) - - Show Bio

I lost interest in this comic after awhile, but the movie would be fun too see... as long as Megan Fox isn't in it.

#6 Posted by Axdemon (21 posts) - - Show Bio

It's all well and good except the ongoing ended on an unresolved cliffhanger. When's that gonna get finished?

#7 Posted by Bats (147 posts) - - Show Bio

I was a die-hard fan of the series at first, but lost interest in it later on.
I think I'm gonna have to start collecting it again...

#8 Posted by Adam Michaels (435 posts) - - Show Bio

Have not read one issue of this book. But I have to say that having creator owned material is awesome. You can take it with you when you leave or a contract ends with a publisher.
#9 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

so wait, then the ongoing series was cancelled?
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#10 Posted by damswedon (499 posts) - - Show Bio

this can only be described in picture form.

#11 Posted by theComicAddict (5 posts) - - Show Bio


I'm pretty excited about this.  I've been reading this book since its days of one-shots and miniseries from Devil's Due.  Seeley's a fun and energetic writer who really knows how to tell a great story.  I'm looking forward to this new miniseries and so happy to see it at Image Comics.

 
Duh!

#12 Posted by theComicAddict (5 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost: 
 
The ongoing series was at Devil's Due and it was at a good stopping point with the last issue.  So, 'yes' its cancelled only because its moving publishers.  I think its now going to be a series of miniseries which I think will be perfect for this series. 
 
I'm just hoping to see more Colt Noble comics from Seeley at Image.
#13 Posted by bingbangboom (746 posts) - - Show Bio

I got the first trade because of what I heard, but I really didn't enjoy it that much. Art was meh and so was the story. Now this was the first arc so things should have gotten better.

#14 Posted by Illyana Rasputin (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait for the movie!

#15 Posted by Bruce Vain (1869 posts) - - Show Bio

My question is why did he jump publishers ? What was wrong with Devil's Due ?
#16 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio

shweeeeeeet

#17 Posted by JLowder (3 posts) - - Show Bio

The plan is for DDP to release issues #30 through #34 before the transition to Image. Issue #30 should reach stores before the end of March, with new issues hitting shelves every couple of weeks through April and May. The "Super-sidekick Slaughter" storyline concludes in #32, with #33 and #34 a stand-alone, two-issue tale, "Murder Messiah."
 
Cheers,
James Lowder (editor, Hack/Slash)

#18 Posted by Sylar0 (115 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this comic I just hope that switching companies won't affect it in anyway.

#19 Posted by G-Man (31704 posts) - - Show Bio
@JLowder: Thanks for that update!
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#20 Posted by TheGhostofGarethGraves (33 posts) - - Show Bio
@JLowder:
THANK YOU SIR for the info!
#21 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8775 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome...

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