Title: Hack/ Slash Resurrection #7
Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: Celor, K. Michael Russel
Publication Date: May 30, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: “’CAT AND DOG INVESTIGATIONS’ Cat Curio and Pooch need Cassie and Vlad’s help with a case, and it’s fun to catch up with friends! The epic return a lot of you begged for. Enjoy it. This one’s a one-shot.”
Review: Cassie and Vlad team up with old friends in this one-shot issue. Cat Curio asks Cassie and Vlad to help her with a haunted house investigation. After showing up at the haunted home, the gang quickly realizes that the demonologists that asked for their help are scarier than the ghosts within the home. Cassie steps in quick to save herself and Cat, while taking down a power hungry demonologists, all with the help of Cat’s trusty pooch.
Tini Howard crafts a terrific one-shot with hints of Scooby Doo and Supernatural! The storyline is face-paced, with a clean ending. The bizarre demonologists couple are just a touch corny, with an extra helping of crazy, rounding out the story. Choosing a haunted house grounds the plot in a classic horror feel, but with new elements that add a fresh take on the typical ghost story. And, of course, no horror comic would be complete without a few ghosts and gouls. Howard successfully creates a horror comic with a vintage vibe and a fresh storyline, complete with Cassie classic wit.
Celor and Russel complement the tone of the issue, creating the perfect haunted house, deranged demonologists and all. The colors range from hues of green and blue, reminiscent of classic Scooby Doo, to bright reds and yellow. From panel to panel, their images vividly bring Howard’s spooky story to life.
Fans of classic ‘80s horror, Scooby Doo, and Supernatural, will appreciate the issue’s storyline and artwork. Similarly, fans of the series will appreciate Cassie’s unique voice and style among the genre, which is highlighted within the issue.
The Bottom Line: If you are a fan of classic ‘80s horror, Scooby Doo, and Supernatural, this is the issue for you. Hack/Slash Resurrection #7 is a fantastic one-shot that pays homage to its horror roots, while remaining true to its voice.