Title: Hack/Slash: Me Without You
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