The Crow: Hack/Slash #1 Review

Title: The Crow: Hack/Slash #1
Publisher: IDW
Words: Tim Seeley
Art: Jim Terry
Published: June 26, 2019

Publisher’s Summary: Angeles Cero won’t stop killing on her quest for revenge, and the bodies are piling up. Now, slasher hunter Cassie Hack and her monstrous partner Vlad are on the trail of the Crow Killer, assuming her to be one of the masked murderers they’ve hunted for years. But they aren’t the only force trying to make the universe right again.


Review

As Angeles continues her killing spree, Cassie and Vlad are hot on her trail, but Angeles is not the typical slasher, and the duo isn’t looking for her.

In The Crow: Hack/Slash #1, Tim Seeley sets the stage for an intensely promising series. For starters, the crossover between the two characters is near perfection. The Crow and Cassie Hack exist between spaces: living and dead, good and evil, mainstream and fringe. In this new team-up, Seeley appears to be exploring that space between even further.  

Though this issue only introduces the story, Seeley creates intrigue and mayhem starting on page one. Cassie and Vlad are the same badass duo they always are, but there’s a bit more theatricality in the execution of the script. Angeles is an artist, and there’s certainly an art to her style of killing, but this is outside the usual repertoire for pair. 

While Cassie, Vlad, and the Crow are all recognizable characters, Jim Terry’s really creates something unique with the art. There’s the level of grit and gore you expect from any Hack/Slash series, but Terry really focuses in on the small details, particularly the use of color.

Bottom Line

Tim Seeley crafts another exciting chapter in the adventures of Cassie Hack. The Crow: Hack/Slash #1 promises plenty of action for our favorite monster hunter, while also challenging Cassie’s character. 

The Bottom Line
Tim Seeley crafts another exciting chapter in the adventure of Cassie Hack. The Crow: Hack/Slash #1 promises plenty of action for our favorite monster hunter, while also challenging Cassie’s character.
Yes!
Cassie Hack and the Crow...it's better than a Batman/Harley Quinn crossover!
No...
8.7
Score

Jaimee Nadzan
Jaimee Nadzanhttps://www.thebrazenbull.com
When she's not hanging with her gang at The Bronze, this young Sunnydale resident slays...wait, no, that's Buffy Summers. Jaimee serves as Editor here at The Brazen Bull.

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