YMMV / Hack/Slash

  • Arc Fatigue: Some critics have applied this to the Black Lamp Society and Samhain arc. Possibly lampshaded in Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter:
    Cassie: "I don't know about you, Vlad, but I'm getting really bored with this black flower crap already."
    Vlad: "Yes. I liked our old bad guys better."
  • Complete Monster:
    • The amnesiac, mysterious Samhain, an ally and later lover of heroine Cassandra "Cassie" Hack, is eventually revealed to be Akakios, the original "slasher" and founder of the evil Black Lamp Society. Regaining his memories and true personality, Akakios is disgusted by his former self's feelings for Cassandra, reasoning he could have taken her any time "whether she wanted it or not." Akakios forges the undead slashers into a fighting force and systematically kidnaps or kills everyone Cassie loved, purging the upper echelons of the Black Lamp Society for being "too nice," despite their own atrocities. Akakios plans to spread the slasher disease, turning innocent humans all over the globe into murderous monsters.
    • Ashley Guthrie is a slasher, who, while Laughably Evil and whose slasher form is a teddy bear, is still a sociopath. Even before becoming a slasher, he was a selfish, Creepy Child whose actions included strangling a litter of kittens to death just because he he was annoyed his cat was spending so much time with them; and caving in his baby brother's skull just because he was annoyed the brother was always playing with his toys. After becoming a slasher, his first acts were to cause his father to commit suicide and drive his mother insane. His very first appearance in the comic has him killing a little girl in a dream, similar to Freddy Krueger.
    • Andrew Rodin of the aforementioned Black Lamp Society may not have the deeds, attempted or actual, of Akakios; or the child-killing and own-family-tormenting of Ashley Guthrie, but, despite only appearing in the two-issue "Sons of Man" arc, stands out as unlike those two, he is completely human. He feeds one of his associates—who has done what he was asked—to two creatures, who eat him alive. Besides creating other creatures for evil purposes, he creates sentient sex slaves, not caring what happens to them; he also has killed at least one that had outlived its usefulness. Rodin doesn't care about the Society's beliefs; he only works for them since it gives him a chance to "indulge [his] sadistic side quite so much", something he states while torturing Samhain, who he later forces to kill one of Rodin's co-workers. In addition, Rodin video tapes his work, either for business reasons or, at least in one case, for his "personal collection."
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The RapeVan.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Pooch and Libby Lochs.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Acid Angel, who really uses it to her advantage.
    • Subverted with Butterface. She has a hot body, but an apparently horrific looking face.
  • Foe Yay:
    • Cassie and Bomb Queen in the crossover.
    • To say nothing of Acid Angel:
      Acid Angel: Such a one-track mind you have, Cassie. It's kind of cute. I think you'll make a great little slave.
  • Fridge Horror: The only major characters who initially get killed by Akakios's mass attack on Cassie's friends are Chris and Lisa. Who got murdered by Dr. Gross. The guy who specialises in long and sadistic physical and mental torture...
  • Nightmare Fuel: Here are some of the slashers.
    • The Stillborn. Just what the hell IS that thing?
  • Recycled Script: "Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter" was recycled from a rejected pitch for a slasher-movie parody miniseries set in the Marvel Universe.
  • Squick: Mother Leeds from The Living Corpse crossover.
    • When Taber threatens to kill himself with a shotgun in Something's Fishy, Mary Shelley Lovecraft disarms him by sprouting another tentacle... from between her legs.
    • The Sundermann brothers (one lived inside the other).
  • Ugly Cute: Pooch. Vlad saw Mother Leeds's children as this, but Cassie and The Living Corpse were just squicked out by them.
  • The Woobie: Although Cassie keeps her 'tough bitch' act up for the most part, when something manages to break through her defenses it's almost impossible not to feel for her.