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Hack/Slash Omnibus (Hack/Slash omnibus 1)

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At the end of every horror movie, one girl always survives... in this case, Cassie Hack not only survives, she turns the tables by hunting and destroying the horrible slashers that would do harm to the innocent Alongside the gentle giant known as Vlad, the two cut a bloody path through those who deserve to be put down... hard.

Collects: Hack/Slash (Euthanized), Girls Gone D
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 13th 2008 by Devil's Due Publishing
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Justin
Just look at how ridiculous and awesome this cover is. This is the kind of cover that I wouldn’t really carry under my arm in public, and in fact, I was a little embarrassed having it on my bedside table. Still, I couldn’t pass this up after finding out about the book’s concept, and while it’s a bit of a hot mess, I’m glad I gave it a try.

Hack/Slash is an Image title that began life as a sporadic indie comic, which chronicles the episodic adventures of Cassandra Hack and her hulking, disfigured
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Patrick

When the title of a comic is Hack/Slash, you have a pretty good idea what you're going to be getting in a story.

I picked up this omnibus edition about a year ago at a small local convention (it turns out the author is from Wisconsin) and really enjoyed it. It's a fun story about a young girl that kills serial killers.

Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Clockwork Orange.

It's fun, violent, humorous, and with just enough of a overarching plot to keep me interested in the overall narrative. I lik
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Nicholas Karpuk
If ever a comic had a very precise target audience, it's Hack/Slash. If you aren't really big into shitty horror movies from the last 30 years, this series will probably leave you scratching your head.

It's true to its source material in that it's not particularly frightening, incredibly violent, and seemingly threatened by sexuality while constantly flaunting sexual imagery. Cassie Hack is the exact sort of male-created heroine I've become exceedingly tiresome. She's empowered purely in the mann
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Hec
This book is either a hit or miss depending on if you like violent comic book action and horror movies. I've read the entire run of the series and I loved it. I found Cassie Hack to be a likable character that grows on you over time. The first Omnibus is a collection of the one shot's that was first used when Hack/Slash came out. Which later went on to become a monthly series as you find out in later volumes.

Cassie and Vlad travel across the U.S. in search of slashers who they hunt down and kill
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Paul Nelson
Hack Slash omnibus 1 brings together the first nine comics of the series starting with Euthanized, where Vlad and Cassie must battle Bobby, a vengeful, undead slasher with the ability to control dead animals. Bobby was revealed to have been a mentally handicapped veterinary assistant accidentally murdered by the vet's fiancé. This issue has a brief recollection of Cassie's history, daughter of an eccentric dinner lady. Her mother watched as Cassie was bullied through school until she could take ...more
Keya
Take Buffy the Vampire Slayer, give her a goth/suicide girl fashion sense, make her a little more anti-social, replace the vampires with 80s horror movie slashers and you get Hack/Slash, which is probably my favorite comic series ever. It doesn't have the depth of Sandman or any other Vertigo-esque title, it's just a ton of fun to read.

Cassie Hack, our main character, is the sole survivor of a massacre by a slasher called the Lunch Lady, who turns out to be her own mother. Delilah Hack only eve
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Jared Millet
I’m not sure exactly what it is that makes horror such a difficult genre to translate into comics with the same emotional impact you can get from books or film. Is it that the comics format makes it nearly impossible for the creators to use the “sudden shock” tool from the horror toolbox, or that the art in many horror comics is just cartoony enough to provide a cushion of safety for the reader? Whatever it is, I’ve found it very rare that a comic book can disturb me on the same level as film or ...more
Andy
Apr 11, 2009 Andy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
I decided to pick up something else while browsing the comic store the other day in a break from my usual Spider-Man. So I picked up the comic with the violence, the gore and the big breasted women. Ha ha. This comic is awesome - as a lover of crappy slasher picks this really does something interesting with the concept. I'm going to keep reading.
Susan
latest re-read in omnibus form (thanks!) 2/7/2012 - 2/15/2012

nicely violent series

Collects Hack/Slash #1 (Euthanized)
Girls Gone Dead
Comic Book Carnage
The Final Revenge of Evil Ernie
Land of Lost Toys
Slice Hard
Hack/Slash vs Chucky
& Trailers
+"Slashing Through the Snow"
Kordi Carter
Seriously one of my favorite comic series right now. Cassie is such a bamf, and Vlad keeps me giggling. I absolutely love the characters and the storyline. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves comics and slasher movies. You won't be disappointed.
Todd
i grew up watching horror films. I've always loved the ridiculous morality of slasher films. Obviously so does Tim Seeley. I've always avoided Hack/Slash because it seemed a little too Grimm Fairy Tales with the highly sexualized covers that promised T-n-A but maintained the PG-13 rating (lots of side and top boob but absolutely no nipple).

The stories are just fun romps through the Slasher tropes. If you like Slasher movies (or the Scream movies) then you'll like these comics. If you don't like
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Marlana Loy
Hack/ Slash is simply not for everyone. I can't quite put my finger on what it is that I love so much about it. It's predictable at times although the later volumes are less so. It's cheesy and goofy at times. But Cassie is badass. She's dark, sexy, and strong. But she has her soft lonely side that makes you want to hug her. Vlad is the best side kick ever. He's a big gentle giant (except to slashers, of course) he would do anything for Cassie and his love for her is so sweet and innocent.

My hu
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Mike
There's occasional hints of humour or parody, but they're hardly enough of a spark to make this an enjoyable meta-ride. In fact, they seem timid somehow, that Seeley isn't really committed to the joke, but wants to try just the same.

Plenty of recurring slashers just like in our favourite horror series, and frequent little sub-plot fragments involving (just barely) the supporting cast. None of it very consequential, just plot fluff that blows away again, like in most weekly tv shows.

Even with th
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Kevin
Hack and Slash is a purely fun graphic novel mixing classic horror flick antics with all the cheese one would expect. This novel is a collection of stories featuring Cassandra Hack and her compatriot Vlad as the hunt down various undead Slashers rampaging throughout the country. Cassandra can best be summed up as a mix between Buffy's attitude with Tank Girl's wit, all packaged with giant chip on her shoulder to intent to rid the world of slashers stemming from a seriously troubled childhood. Vl ...more
Rachael
I was recommended this in a Marvel forum discussion on good women in comics, and I was hesitant to pick it up due to the high volume of gore. Because I generally read the words on the page and only glance at the art, I was able to ignore the blood and enjoy some great stories about a character who reads like the love child of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Tank Girl. Sure, her outfits are skimpy, but she's quite a bit less sexualized than many women in comics, and her gender is never used as an ex ...more
Chibineko
Just like the horror movies it lampoons, this series is cheap, flashy, and strangely addictive. This comic aims hard for the lowest common denominator and for the most part it hits it. Sometimes it's better, sometimes it's worse, but I really enjoyed this comic as a guilty pleasure read. You could probably do a lot better than this comic, but then I don't think Seeley was really aiming for a comic that would make you think.

What really kept this from being as good as it could have been was that i
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Vicki-shawn
I just recently discovered the glory that is Hack/Slash while perusing the back issue section at Comics n' Stuff in Carlsbad CA, when I came across Hack/Slash Annual number three which is a fantastic read for any horror comic fan. So after reading annual three immediately after purchasing it, I had to have more so I got on amazon and ordered Hack/Slash Omnibus one and danced like a maniac when it showed up at my door.
Omnibus One collects the early stories of Cassie and Vlad's slasher hunts, unf
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John Wiswell
Apr 07, 2008 John Wiswell rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Huge horror movie fans
This was painful for me to read as an old horror fan. It's supposed to embrace all the tenets of 'slasher' movies with a heroine who goes on to hunt them down, but it's mostly dull with dreadful art and plain poor dialogue and characterization. The strengths of Friday the 13th and Nightmare of Elm Street were to find simple characters and stick to that, but they always wore those characters out; here, the characters are introduced with worn-out creativity, and their slasher-prey are even lamer. ...more
Joseph
This mash-up of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with horror/slasher movies works pretty well, without trying to mine terribly new ground. I especially like the relationship between the two main characters. Despite clearly caring about one another, they're both obviously terrified and suspicious that their relationship has more to do with the fact each is unable to find anyone else.

The cinematic influences are obvious, but well done, with an interesting cast of villains. My only complaints have to do wi
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Zoli
Tired of the ever present horror plot of a slasher hunting down and terrorising teens? Here's your chance to read something different: In Tim Seeley's Hack/Slash series, slashers are the "victims", hunted and put down (sometimes...) by young Cassie Hack.
I really like the concept and most of the stories combined in this volume. The only thing I don't like are the different art designs and drawings, differing from story to story.
Matti Karjalainen
"Hack/Slash Omnibus vol. 1" (Image, 2010 - 2p.) tutustuttaa lukijansa räväkkään goottityttöön Cassandra "Cassie" Slashiin ja hänen ainoaan ystäväänsä, jättikokoiseen Vladiin, joka kätkee epämuodostueet kasvonsa kaasunaamarilla. Epätavallinen kaksikko matkaa pitkin Yhdysvaltoja, ainoana missionaan tehdä selvää tielleen osuvista tappajista, jotka jättävät jälkeensä roppakaupalla ruumiita niin sarjakuvamessuilla (minkä mm. Robert Kirkman saa ikäväkseen huomata) kuin yliopiston kevätlomallakin ja jo ...more
William Thomas
Reminds me of weekends with my brothers visiting our dad and watching all of the awful horror and sci-fi crap on cable premium channels (even though my dad was on SSI and lived with our grandma and we ate homemade dumplings and salisbury steak tv dinners most nights, he had to have cable. just had to) and staying up to all hours to see what new piece of crap would come on that could scare the daylights out of us as well as make us piss our pants laughing. This is a love letter to late night mons ...more
g026r
Ugly art. Paper-thin characters and plots. Clunky and repetitive dialog. All written in a manner that can't escape the feeling of being an in-joke among friends. (And a fairly shallow joke at that.) Really, there's enough of a conceit here for maybe a one-shot or a (better written) short mini-series, not 300 pages.

The only potentially bright spot is the Evil Ernie crossover, where the art becomes interesting and there's some glimmers of characterization (that, of course, never get developed afte
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Michelle M
In Cassie's universe, Slashers are real. Hating all that is good and innocent, these monsters rise from the dead to lay waste to their preferred subset, and the only thing standing in the way is a girl and her giant lumbering friend. Fun and irreverent, violent and bizarre. Plus, I have a soft spot for the goth girls of the comic world.
Robert Bussie
Goth girl Cassie and her deformed partner Vlad hunt slashers and other evil stuff in this creative and sometimes humorous take on slasher movie cliches.

This book is for people who love horror movies and comics. This book is for adults with lots of violence and foul language.
Nick
A more violent and gory take on the Buffy concept, the premise is that all of those cheesy slasher killers in the horror movies are actually based on a "real" type of undead creature. Cassie Hack knows this, because her own mother turned into one.
After that, she has made it her mission to hunt down and destroy these slashers.
The good parts are the ones that involve playing off the cliches in slasher movies. The bad parts are the ones that are too much in-jokey, especially stories that involve ch
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Michael
The first bunch of adventures featuring my favorite slasher hunter Cassie Hack, and her best friend as that rampage and roar through slashers, in a fun and gore filled fiesta! Jason, Michael, and Pinhead got something to worry about...and it's not the goddam tooth fairy!!

Colona Public Library
This graphic novel has a set of individual stories and not an over all plot. There are multiple illustrators for this book and they are all great. This is a good read if you enjoy slasher films. You can order this material at the colona public library. ~Ashley
Kelsey Jacobs
I'm not sure why I love this so much, but I do.

Yeah, the artists constantly change... and it's supposed to be kind of trashy, but there are some really beautiful stories in here. Cassie's mom, Ernie loving Cassie, Vlad... more please.
Tami Lynn Andrew
I've got some obvious issues with Cassie's character in general (no explanation needed) but overall I enjoyed this and am looking forward to reading more. It's basically a less funny Supernatural with a lot of potential.
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Tim Seeley is a comic book artist and writer known for his work on books such as G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, The Dark Elf Trilogy, Batman Eternal and Grayson. He is also the co-creator of the Image Comics titles Hack/Slash[1] and Revival, as well as the Dark Horse titles, ExSanguine and Sundowners. He lives in Chicago.
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Hack/Slash (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Hack/Slash, Volume 2: Death By Sequel
  • Hack/Slash Volume 3: Friday the 31st (Hack/Slash)
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  • Hack/Slash Volume 6: In Revenge And In Love (Hack Slash)
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