Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 May 2018

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My first time reading about these characters and it was enjoyable. A darkly fun read. Great artwork as well.
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Hack and Vlad are in Vegas on vacation, but can't seem to leave the monsters alone. They encounter Vampirella over the bloody bed of the Red Queen's latest victim. They team-up to stop her before she brings Chaos literally into the world. Plenty of demon and zombie smashing before the final confrontation brings the Red Queen down.

Thanks Netgalley for the opportunity to read this volume.
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This was the first time I've read about Cassie Hack and Vampirella, but it wont be the last! I loved this graphic novel from cover to cover. The story line was intriguing, the characters were dark, yet likable,and the illustrations were simply stunning. I will certainly be reading more in the series in the future!

A huge thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I truly appreciate it!
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Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella by Shawn Aldridge is another in a long recent list of Vampirella team ups and I have to begin to wonder why. Are we looking to give exposure to lesser known comic book characters or (and I find this very hard to believe) is Vampirella losing her popularity? 

Cassie Hack and her partner Vlad take a long overdue vacation in Sin City and stumble upon a serial killer! This killer is ripping her victims (all male) to shreds and leaving a bloody mess in her wake. They meet the legendary Vampirella and team up to find the killer who is known as the Queen of Hearts. What follows is pretty standard fare for this kind of comic. Plenty of well drawn and imaginative female body parts and an overdose of violence and blood.

I don't have an issue with this at all, let's get real this is what comic books started with. But what I find somewhat annoying is that this is solely what the book has to offer. This is pretty low brow and with the better Vampirella books, she was never low brow.

I love Vampirella books, but this one is a pass.
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This was just a really fun time! I read a bit of Hack/Slash several years ago but I've never read anything with Vampirella in it. Luckily I think I got along just fine with any background knowledge because it was mostly just a fun 'running around and hitting things' kind of team-up, which I guess is rather simplistic but also a really nice light read when done well. I also really liked the art style and that - despite running around in an outfit for which the word bikini might even be too generous - Vampirella was never really put into any of those ridiculous 'most comic artists obviously have no idea how female anatomy works' kind of poses that I was steeling myself when picking this up. Really enjoyed it and definitely makes me want to get back into Hack/Slash again!
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This is my first vampirella comic . I love this. Both women are strong, smart and sarcastic. Artworks are beautiful. It is full of action and never a dull moment. I think i want more now.
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Great Good Fun

I know and like Vampirella, having followed her character from the earliest days. Her various Dynamite reboots have been fine by me. I didn't know Cassie and Vlad from the Hack/Slash series, so I figured this crossover would be a good way to check in on Vampirella and meet Cassie and Vlad. I did not expect the crossover to work so well as a team effort, and I sure didn't expect to enjoy this nearly as much as I actually did. 

SORT OF SPOILER. The bottom line is that this ended up as an entertaining three way. Cassie and Vlad, (who hunt deadly slasher/zombies), are partners. (Cassie is the mouth and Vlad is the muscle/protector/big brother.) But in this novel, Cassie and Vampirella end up as pals. And, Vampirella teases Vlad and he develops a crush on her. Throughout the book the partnering switches from Vamp and Cassie, to Vamp and Vlad, to Cassie and Vlad, as each set works to rescue the odd character out. Sometimes this happens during the course of a single fight scene, and ultimately this mix-and-match plays out about a dozen times over the course of the entire arc. I don't think I've read such a fun, fluid, and successful cross-over combo in a long while.

Even the plot is better than most. Basically, nutty Queen of Hearts is all over Las Vegas doing evil end-of-the-world things and Vampirella is hunting her. Cassie and Vlad run across the scene of one of the Queen's crimes, and they and Vamp "meet cute" when Vampirella shows up. Lots of clever banter as they size each other up, but it doesn't go angsty. Vamp takes Cassie and Vlad under her wing, (literally at one point), and the action takes off from there.

The writing is especially clever and a lot of the banter is shrewd and underplayed for humor. Everyone gets good lines, (even the Queen of Hearts), and so this really works as a bloody three-way buddy comedy actioner. 

The art is excellent - it clearly and crisply carries the story, sells the action and the humor, is based on assured pencils, inking, and coloring, and always faithfully reflects what's going on. There is a complete bonus collection of variant covers, which offers a very interesting view of just how unique and distinctive the conceptions and styles of different artists can be. 

So, this was fun, entertaining, clever, well-paced, and a full serving of Vampirella with a nice side of Hack/Slash. A good find.

(Please note that I received a free advance will-self-destruct-in-x-days Adobe Digital copy of this book without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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Entertaining action comic that evolve, monster, dmeon and vampire. A bit too light/simple for my taste, the humor didn't really get to me, and I like this kind of story to be darker. So, not bad, give me a good reading time, but I won't continue on with this series.
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This was a surprisingly good read. I'm more of a Vampirella fan, and she was great. I think I need to give Hack/Slash another chance after reading this crossover.
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I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This synopsis of this book sounds interesting and the artwork on the cover is really cool but I didn’t like this very much.
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Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella is a action packed team up between two butt kicking heroines. Not familiar with Hack/Slash comics, I looked up the main characters of the comic to learn about Cassie and Vlad and now I cannot wait to read more. A former victim, Cassie now hunts monsters so while in Vegas she comes across Vampirella's old nemesis the Bloody Queen of Hearts. In a humorous and action packed tag team, Cassie and Vampirella hunt the Bloody Queen to keep her from raising the God of Chaos. The only thing they seem to agree on is the awesomeness of Vlad. Sarcasm and sass fly to lighten up the horror story that is dark and funny. The art perfectly expresses the horror feel in the comic and adds to the overall enjoyment of the story. Vampirella rocks as always, even though for some odd reason I hear Elvira's voice in my head when I read her dialogue, and makes for an excellent read. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.
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Welcome to Vegas! Cassie Hack and her friend, Vlad, are on a relaxing trip when they come upon a series of brutal murders. As their investigation carries on, they will team up with Vampirella against a serious threat: the Blood Queen is behind the killings, and she will not stop until she revives her one true love, the Mad God Chaos.

A thrilling adventure packed with action and accompanied by masterful illustration awaits the reader. Incredible humor and spot-on lines make this a must-have graphic novel, especially if you are a fan of the genre. Strongly recommended .
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