A Review: HACK/SLASH #13

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of HACK/SLASH #13 from Image Comics. Tim Seeley writes, Emilio Laiso pencils, Carlos Badilla colors, and Crank! letters.

This book follows the life of Cassie Hack, a young woman with a knack for ‘taking care of’ vicious monsters (including her own serial-killer mother). This month we find her and her friends in South America, at a secret fortress built to contain a selection of monsters as well as a laboratory where a ‘cure’ has been discovered. Sam takes the cure, with ‘romantic’ effect. Meanwhile, Cat stumbles across a different problem.

I like the feel of this book; the monster-movie concept lurking underneath has a great deal of potential. The monsters we’re introduced to just in this issue have a cool atomic horror feel to them. And the characters are quite likable; they’re just nerdy enough to relate to (maybe that’s just me, though), and they also kick some butt when needed.

I see some serious potential for this series; there is a great deal of flexibility built into the concept, which is proven by the various storylines already in motion. I like where this is going, and I like where it could go too.

HACK/SLASH #13 is available now at your FLCS or by order from imagecomics.com.