Hatchet

Hack/Slash Annual #3: Hatchet/Slash

It can’t be possible for someone in this day and age to call themselves a horror fan and have not heard of Adam Green’s Hatchet or Tim Seeley’s Hack/Slash. These two juggernauts of the genre have their fans and critics alike. Like them or not though they’ve become staples for horror film and comics in the past decade, and it was only a matter of time before these two got to butt heads.

Based on a story by Seeley and Green, Benito Cereno scripted a pretty good fight between the two fan favorites. However, there is room for improvement. Instead of feeling like an actual melding of the two it seemed like Victor Crowley took a back seat to Cassie and Vlad, being treated more like the prototypical antagonist of a Hack/Slash book than working as a “co-star.” It’s still so awesome to see the characters of Hack/Slash touching on the lore of Hatchet, however.