Hack/Slack Takes On The Crow In Hack/Slash Mini-Series From IDW

by Olly MacNamee

As well as Tim Seeley being announced this week as Heavy Metal Magazine’s new Managing Editor, he’s also got a new Hack/Slash comic coming out and it features a crossover with Jim O’Barr’s cult favourite, The Crow debuting in June. Illustrated by Seeley with inks by returning Crow artist Jim Terry, this four-issue miniseries sees femme fatale Cassie Hack on the trailer of an all-new Crow…one unlike any that fans have seen before!

In The Crow: Hack/Slash #1, a soul is brought back… but something is terribly wrong! The resurrected Angeles Cero won’t stop killing on a 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, wrongly believing themselves in pursuit of a masked murderer they’ve hunted for years.

It sounds like a lifelong dream for Seeley, as he explains:

The Crow defined me as a fan of the comics medium, but also introduced me to a whole world of music and fashion that I’d never had access to before – one that completely fit the attitude my teenage brain was desperately looking for. It introduced me to the idea that comics could tell dark and personal stories full of pain and beauty. No doubt about it – without O’Barr’s original The Crow, there would never have been a Hack/Slash. Mixing Cassie, Vlad, and The Crow has been in the making for 25 years, and my buddy Jim Terry and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world.”

And, he’s not the only one who’s loving the new project. As Terry also explains:

O’Barr’s The Crow was a turning point for me – his book brought me to indie comics and blew the doors off what I thought a comic could be. Years later, I’d become friends with James and eventually work on The Crow: Skinning the Wolves. It was my first published work and still among the best things I’ve done, and now I get to work in this universe again with my pal Tim Seeley. He’s a clever writer and a gifted storyteller, so I’m excited to take this ride and push some artistic limits!

Look out for The Crow: Hack/Slash #1 this June from IDW.

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