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A one-shot Friday the 13th comic from Avatar Press. Released in 2005, it acts as a sequel to Jason X.

The cybernetically-enchanced Jason Voorhees is back on Earth, and his regenerative abilities are studied by a female scientist named Kristen, who believes that they can be used to cure her mortally ill boyfriend Neil. Jason manages to get free, and causes yet another killing spree.

The comic's story continues in Friday the 13th: Jason vs. Jason X.


Jason X Special provides examples of:

  • Bait-and-Switch: The comic opens with the ending of the movie preceding it; Jason's body careening through the sky, and hitting the ground. But these events are soon revealed to be a part of a Lotus-Eater Machine simulation to trick him.
  • Big "NO!": Let out by the spirit of Jason's mother when she is separated from her son again.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Kristen's pal Michelle is revealed to be a android when she tries to stop Jason with a flamethrower that comes out of her mouth.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Two lovers stumble upon a crater left by what seemed like a meteorite, the woman says "science makes me horny". The two promptly begin having sex right there as the guy starts spouting out scientific equations. Very weird, but they are both VR simulations.
  • Gorn: While most of the mayhem in the comic is against androids, the alternative covers for the comic feature plenty of carnage against regular people, including a gouged eye, bodies struck to a wall, missing limbs and a woman getting cleaved in half.
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  • Haunted Technology: Pamela Voorhees' spirit is released from its grave due to a combination of a lightning strike hitting her son and an army of nanobots attacking him. She then possesses the machines which Kristen use to study Jason and helps Jason to escape.
  • Nanomachines: After Jason breaks the virtual illusion, Kristen sends a swarm of "infantry-nites" to catch him and hook him up to restraining machinery to collect samples from him.
  • Off with His Head!: One of the alternative covers features Jason admiring three decapited heads dangling from his hand by their hair.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Used by Jason mother as her spirit helps Jason to escape.
    Pamela Voorhees: Look! They have imprisoned you! I. Won't. Let. That. Stand!!!
  • Retcon: The comic changes its preceding movie's ending in a major way; Grendel was never headed towards Earth II, as Kristen hacked its systems midway through its journey and made it head back towards the regular Earth.
  • Robotic Reveal: Jason's early victims are revealed to be androids after he throws one through a window. In fact, Kristen and her ill boyfriend are the only humans in the premises, the rest are Mecha-Mooks.
    Pamela Voorhees: They're not real. Is anyone here real?
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: To subdue Jason, an android self-destructs, sending him flying through the air, which gets him impaled on a fence.
  • Sequel Hook: The rocket that Kristen tricked Jason into takes him into space, and it ends up on a spacefaring holiday resort where he starts massacring the populace.
  • Slashed Throat: Jason's mother takes control of Neil's body with nanobots, and forces him to cut his own throat as dying Kristen watches helplessly from the floor.
  • Telephone Polearm: Jason kills two (false) teens having sex against a tree by smashing them with an another one.


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