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A three-part comic series from Topps that depicts Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th franchise meeting Leatherface and his deranged family of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.

When Crystal Lake is dredged by unscrupulous businessmen, the undead killing machine Jason Voorhees is released from his watery grave and ends up on a train. After he derails the thing, he finds himself in Texas, where he soon meets up with Leatherface and his other family members, who are impressed by his murderous habits and welcome him into their ranks. But living with others, even among deranged cannibals, is alien to a loner like Jason, which makes a clash between him and them imminent.


Jason vs. Leatherface provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parent: Flashbacks show that Jason's father abused him when he was little.
  • Berserk Button: Jason think he's found a friend in Leatherface, but when Leatherface sides with his family over his 'friend' Jason, the normally emotionless Jason goes completely berserk.
  • Broad Strokes: The comic appears to take place around the time of Jason Goes to Hell and Jason Takes Manhattan which would set this story in the nineties, but Nubbins Sawyer is present, which would make this a prequel to the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which is supposed to be set in the mid-seventies.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Leatherface's brothers (especially Hitchhiker) tend to abuse him with abandon. At the end of the story Leatherface grows some backbone and they quickly back off.
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  • Cannibal Clan: Three guesses which charming rural family qualifies.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: A couple of them serves as the means of getting Jason to the Sawyers' place.
  • Couldn't Find a Pen: When Cook asks what Jason's name is, he answers by writing his name on the wall with blood.
  • Creepy Gas Station Attendant: Hitchhiker's job is to work in the family's gas station, as it lures in potential victims. And he sure freaks out the customers.
  • Drop the Hammer: Hitchhiker bashes one victim's brains in with a hammer. He also uses it to take down Jason in the finale, making it a Foreshadowing.
  • Due to the Dead: When Jason is eventually subdued, Cook decides that he should have a proper burial, namely a drop into the lake with weights attached. After that is done, Leatherface leaves a rose behind in his memory.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Jason is utterly mystified by his sympathetic feelings towards Leatherface.
  • Half The Man's Best Friend He Used To Be: After beheading its owner, Jason cleaves a dog in half.
  • I am a Humanitarian: The Sawyers specifically capture people to make food out of them.
  • Impaled Palm: Hitchhiker stabs his palm with a Swiss army knife to show that nothing matters to him.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: More 'friendship' than love, but Jason thinks he's found someone he can trust in Leatherface. When he learns differently things get nasty fast.
  • Kick the Dog: Remember that 'not killing animals' thing from Jason Takes Manhattan? Definitely does not apply here. In addition to the dog example above, Jason also kills a racoon for no reason aside from 'He feels like it'.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: Hitchhiker takes an issue with Jason's 'quick and efficient' way of killing for this reason.
  • Neck Lift: Jason lifts Hitchhiker by the neck when he's had enough of him abusing Leatherface.
  • Oh, Crap!: Hitchhiker's and Cook's reaction when Jason punches through a solid steel door.
  • Series Continuity Error: Jason's mom is named Doris. In the movies she is named Pamela.
  • Thicker Than Water: Despite all crap Hitchhiker gives him, Leatherface still sticks for his brother. Jason completely fails to understand why, but goes along with it. The first time anyway.
  • Versus Title
  • Villainous Friendship: Jason forms one with Leatherface and his family, and it seems to be the first time that Jason has ever had a friend in his life. A simple misunderstanding ruins it all though, and he heads back to Crystal Lake to get away from the place that encouraged friendship.
  • Villainous Incest: Implied with a picture that Jason finds, as it depicts the cannibals with Strong Family Resemblance. That and Cook's remark that his sister's sons are also her brothers.
  • Wake Up Fighting: When Cook wakes up Jason, he instinctively grabs him by the throat.


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