Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Comic Book Scavenger Hunt, A-Z: Hack/Slash

Title: Hack/Slash: Me Without You
Issue: one-shot
Release: January 2011
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Daniel Leister
Store: Earth Prime Comics (Burlington, Vermont)

Image via Comic MegaStore

There is, as the title suggests, a bit of violence in this one.  However, not as much as you might expect.  Okay, the first page has a picture of a thoroughly mutilated man but it gets better from there.  

Hack/Slash has been ongoing since 2004.  Me Without You provides a bit of an origin story for Vlad, a hulking, disfigured loner who finds himself playing the role of protector for Mari, a beautiful young woman.  Mari is pursued by a mysterious woman in a white jacket.  All of the characters are interconnected in ways neither Vlad nor Mari completely understand.  I don't have much interest in pursuing this story further but it's better than I expected it to be.  Not for kids, obviously!

My scavenger hunt was pretty straight-forward: find single-issue comic books off the rack with titles starting from A-Z.  Go check out the rest of the participants in this year's A-Z challenge.  The official site is here

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    1. I agree. It instantly brings likeability to a character.

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  2. I have read some of the Hack/Slash comics in the past. There is supposed to be a Role-playing Game coming out from Eden Studios but no idea if it is still happening.

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    1. Interesting idea. I did a quick Google search just now - couldn't find anything.

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  3. Hi- stopping in from the A-Z challenge. And I really like your A-Z theme! I'm not a huge Hack/Slash fan. Like Tim, I also heard a rumor a while back about a role playing game coming out based on it, but not sure if that is still happening anymore either.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for following. I shall happily return the favor.

      As I replied to Tim, my Google search turned up nothing on the RPG.

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  4. I'm hatin' the cover art today, Squidman. That was the most mild comment that flashed through my head, protector or no.

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  5. That looks like one I would have passed on even when I was collecting, well, everything.

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    1. Yeah, I won't be pursuing this one further either.

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  6. I think the funniest thing I can say about both the cover and the plot is "That's sooo Nineties!" (Only funny with the realization that it came out in 2011, I guess) :-)

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  7. Hack/Slash usually has far more cheesecakey covers.

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    1. From Wiktionary...

      Cheesecakey: In the style of cheesecake (mildly erotic depictions of women).

      I would have to agree!

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  8. I should let my boys know about this. When I was in SLC a couple of years ago, I went into a comics shop looking for a particular issue of a particular comic book (and I've got no idea what it was now). At first I just asked for the name and the guy said, "What issue?" I said, "Like I know. Let me make a call." *LOL*

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    1. Comic shops can be intimidating. We geeks are awfully self-important.

      Thanks for following!

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  9. Another scary comic! My son is now reading your blog & I see a visit to a comic store soon!

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    1. Wonderful! How old is your son? Is he new to comics or is this just fueling the fire?

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