Thursday, October 26, 2023

Hack/Slash: Back to School #1

Set in the early days of Cassie Hack's days of hunting slashers with her partner Vlad, the opening issue of the four-issue mini-series teases an epidemic of children murdering their own parents while the larger story involves Cassie being invited to join a monster hunter school for girls (after seeing them dispatch a bunny killer in a diner). Lots of gore, off-beat humor, panic, and ominous overtones here from writer and artist Zoe Thorogood. In other words, just what you'd expect from a Hack/Slack comic.

While the child killers is obviously going to play a larger role in the rest of the series, Thorogood does an awful lot of lifting here to set up Hunters For Hire and Darla Ritz's Academy for Girls and introduce it's characters, remind us where Cassie is on her journey to becoming a legendary slayer of monsters, while still teasing the larger threat which we should see explored in the remaining three issues.

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