Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Penciller/Inker Cezar Razek
This is just in today (Thanks USPS) and already read it, brand new from Dynamite Entertainment is a new Hack Slash Cross over much like the earlier Hack Slash Living Corpse Cross over that Zenescope did and we had the opportunity to review. Usually crossovers can be pretty cool, and give you some time to be introduced to a new character. I love hack slash and follow the title pretty closely so it is very cool that I got my hands on the first issue of this crossover series. There will be three comics in total on this one, and I got to meet a new character out of context to help Cassie kill nasty wicked things with Vlad and Eva’s compatriot in killing things Michael.
They do not spend as much time hammering on each other as they did in the Zenescope crossover, rather the two girl’s end up being captured and tortured a lot while Vlad and Michael run around trying to save them. That is not as stupid as it sounds, because it gives a good foil for the characters to try to work out how to do their own thing, while trying to work together. According to the blurb on the Dynamite site, Eva is a time-lost warrior who believes that God wants her to rid our world of the foul things that lurk in the shadows. We all know that Cassie Hack just wants to kill off slashers who are always abundantly plentiful no matter where she goes.
They really are very different, and when they are brought together, they have to work together or face the consequences of trying to do their own thing, without helping each other out. This keeps the story line interesting as the natural inclination of the two, Eva and Cassie, is to do their own thing. Working as a team is not in the playbook unless it is with their partners, Michael and Vlad. So when the two are brought together by a mysterious figure the whole world’s going to be reminded that Hell hath no fury like two women on a mission in a city full of monsters. Monster killing there is, a lot of monster killing, making this true to form for anything hack slash.
Overall, this was an interesting comic, and not too bad, again crossovers introduce you to new characters, and there is still two more comic books to go that will come out in June and July. They can do some decent tie up on the story line and it is interesting to read. I think I need to read the other two but have to wait, and like most people, waiting just leads to bigger sales of graphic novels. Sometimes it is impossible to find all the comics in the series, so you go trade paperback. Should be interesting to see what Tim Seeley does with this, and the team up with Brandon Jerwa just simply works, and works brilliantly. If you love hack slash this does not disappoint, but there is change here, and sometimes change can be good.