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The Comic Crypt: ‘Hack/Slash’ Returns with ‘Son Of Samhain’


We’ve got word on a new story arc for returning horror favorite Hack/Slash. This January Image Comics will debut Hack/Slash: Son Of Samhain for readers. Cassie Hack is back with all-new adventures hunting down serial killers and supernatural evil. Read on for more details.

From The Press Release

After Cassie Hack was the lone survivor of the killing spree of a slasher nicknamed “The Lunch Lady” — who was also Cassie’s mother — she committed her life to hunting down killers and supernatural evil. She thought she left that life behind, but in HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN, she’s drawn back into the slasher-fighting life when a cult of monsters plot to unleash an ancient evil on the world. With the help of a new partner, Cassie must confront a darkness like she’s never encountered before — and the darkness in her own life.

Created by Tim Seeley, the popular HACK/SLASH series debuted in 2004. The newest chapter of Cassie’s life, SON OF SAMHAIN, written by Michael Moreci (ROCHE LIMIT, HOAX HUNTERS) and Steve Seeley (HOAX HUNTERS) and drawn by Emilio Laiso (3 Guns), will appeal to long-time fans as well as readers just jumping on the series.

“We pick up a few years after the final arc of Tim’s series,” Moreci explained in an interview at Comic Book Resources. “A lot has changed for Cassie, and we’re going to see her in a whole new way. She’s older here, more mature, and her life is shaded by everything she went through and what’s happened to her in the intervening years.”

HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN Volume 1 will be in comic book stores on January 14 and in bookstores on January 27. It is available for pre-order now.

HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN Volume 1 by Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley, and Emilio Laiso

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-244-2
  • Diamond Comic order code NOV140608
  • 128 pages, paperback, full color
  • $12.99
  • Collects HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN #1-5
  • In comic book stores January 14, bookstores January 27


Son of Samhain is a simple pleasure — an unpretentious action comic with a strong lead and a Lovecraftian monster god. If that sounds like your thing, now’s as good a time as any to come aboard.” –John Gholson, Gutters and Panels
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Written by Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.

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