Title: Hack/Slash vs. Chaos #2
Writer: Tim Seeley
Cover: Tim Seeley
Publication Date: January 9, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: Cassie and Vlad are on the hunt for the legendary Draugsplitter sword, which is the only thing that will be able to stem the return of every slasher they’ve ever killed. The only problem is, the blade is in the possession of Purgatori! Meanwhile, Evil Ernie, Purgatori and the Chosen are feeling the sting of betrayal, and they’ve put Cassie and Vlad firmly on their %&*^-list!
Cassie and Vlad need the Draugsplitter sword to keep all the slashers from returning and sending the world into utter chaos. However, the sword is currently in owned by Purgatori. Cassie and Vlad will have to act fast if they’re going to claim the sword and keep the slashers dead because darker plans are brewing.
Tim Seeley knows how to pack an issue with a punch. Hack/Slash vs. Chaos #2 delivers all the classic Cassie action, with added touches like Purgatori. Seeley’s script is chaotic, like the title states, but in a way that delivers maximum entertainment. His characters are creative, surprising and relentless, just like his script. Readers will be drawn into Cassie’s plight, particularly her need to keep her mother from resurrecting; however, they’ll stay for the good, not-so-clean fun.
Celor takes Seeley’s script up a notch with his art. While I can’t say I loved the Roach Queen panels, they were certainly unforgettable. As for the rest of the issue, Celor’s art amplifies the story with every panel.
The Bottom Line:
Hack/Slash vs. Chaos #2 is a fantastic follow-up to the debut issue. Tim Seeley continues to move the story forward in ways that only Cassie Hack can manage.