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CASSIE HACK MEETS VAMPIRELLA THIS OCTOBER
Vampirella has been busy lately. In the past year she's met Ashley Williams, KISS, and Aliens, not to mention an assorted array of monsters in her own titles. This October, she'll meet up with Cassie Hack in Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella. Written by Shawn Aldridge and illustrated by Rapha Lobosco, the comic picks up with Cassie and her protector Vlad in Las Vegas on the trail of a deadly slasher, where they meet the lovely, yet lethal Vampirella. The three join forces to take on the Queen of Hearts.
Hack/Slash creator Tim Seely said, "Vampirella is the original horror exploitation heroine, and it's been a goal of mine since I started Hack/Slashback in 2004 to have her team up with Cassie and Vlad! Dynamite has recruited some awesome talent to handle this never-before-seen tale, which will tie back to the new Hack/Slash series from Image.
Writer Shawn Aldridge said, "Ever have one of those days when Tim Seeley unexpectedly emails you saying he really enjoyed your book (The Dark and Bloody) and asks if you want to write a Hack/Slash mini and before you even finish the s in yes, he goes, ‘Oh, yeah, and Vampirella will be in it?' No? Huh, well, I did. And I'm over the moon (or is that Drakulon?) about the chance to tell a tale about an icon of horror in Vampirella and one of the best duos in horror in Cassie and Vlad. I hope my excitement comes through in this fun tale of the Blood Red Queen of Hearts ripping people's hearts out in Las Vegas."
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Artist Rapha Lobosco said, "What got me really excited to work on Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella is the possibilities I'll have while drawing the pages. As a big fan of horror comics, I always was fascinated by how those stories are told in comics, how the mood is set up using light and shadows, the way you can play with the layout of a page. Also, Vampirella was always one of my favorite characters, she's been here for a long time and it never gets old - I remember looking at Frazetta's drawing and being amazed by it. By putting her together with Cassie and Vlad I believe we going to have a series with a lot of action! It's going to be loads of fun!"
Dynamite Editor Kevin Ketner said, "Getting to see Cassie and Vlad team up with Vampirella is kind of a dream come true for a horror nerd like myself. It's times like these that I'm really glad that I'm not a demon here on earth trying to cause havoc, because I would honestly be afraid to find out they were working together against me. Shawn and Rapha are doing a beautiful job blending these worlds and giving us a scary, but incredibly fun story and I can't wait for everyone to check it out."
"Tim Seeley's Hack/Slash was an instant horror classic, so it was a no-brainer that his now iconic characters should meet-up with the foremost horror heroine of all - Vampirella," said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "Fans of both series will love as they join forces to confront horrors they themselves could not imagine! Shawn Aldridge and Rapha Lobosco are both incredibly talented, and their work is guaranteed to capture these characters in a way any true fan of horror will enjoy!"
Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella #1 is set for release on October 4th, 2017, just in time for Halloween.
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