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So anyone read this Image comic by Tim Seeley?
The comic that takes a very clear inspiration from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 80s slasher movies. Cassie Hack is the hunter of slashers (undead serial killers who rise from the grave after being killed) who populate a world full of corruption as well as supernatural horrors. She is often accompanied by Vlad, her socially outcast huge friend who wears a gas mask as he helps her take down these monsters.
Good plotting and characterization, a history of Contemptible Cover and too many crossovers as well as overt Fanservice.
Linkara did a review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCNkeEMZpFY
My review of the same first volume (mildly NSFW cover): http://booknest.eu/reviews/charles/1180-hack-slashomnibusvolumeone
I liked it, though I feel it probably should have ended with the Image ongoing or the Army of Darkness crossover, as Son of Samhain and Resurrection were... not great attempts at reigniting it.
I was debating picking those up.
I didn't know what they had, though.
Son of Samhain had an unceremonious happy (well, not exactly happy per se, but better than nothing) ending override and awkwardly attempted to revamp the series as straightforward fantasy by having Cassie and a kid sidekick become humanity's new defenders against a race of subterranean orcs.
Resurrection has so far ignored that, but might be worse, since the first arc felt like... I don't know, weird fanfiction or something.
I've always been iffy about the Peaches and Cassie relationship if for no reason because it was a bit too drama free. But happy endings tend to be that way.
I think the biggest Jump the Shark moment or at least Sequelitis was the Black Lamp Society to begin with as making a sex-hating cult of The Fundamentalist types the ultimate Big Bad types made the series mythology rather lame.
I liked it when it was just a feature that serial killers rose from the dead because that's what they do in this world.
edited 28th May '18 9:11:53 PM by CharlesPhipps
It was inevitable that they would get into the hows and whys of the existence of slashers, but I didn't care much for it either, same with how big of a Fantasy Kitchen Sink it all became.
Everyone seemed to like it more starting out, before the premise got kind of waylaid and it was just the duo and the occasional ally offing psychos, most of them undead freaks who came back for seemingly no reason besides The Power of Hate.
I mean it took a long while for Cassie to actually get over thinking if she wanted to be with a girl or not before they got together. and then yeah they were maybe too happy but taking away their kid, and breaking them up wasnt the answer. at least vlads back now
[goes to buy it]
edited 29th May '18 8:58:25 PM by CharlesPhipps
he only came back in the new series. he was brought back by the bad dude making zombies to try and get cassie on his side,
Well, I quit when he left.
So his return is quite welcome.
It was only a little while ago that I realized that Resurrection was an ongoing and not a mini. The upcoming arc is bringing back Cat and Pooch and is going to be another Vampirella crossover. I enjoyed the first one well enough, but like I said earlier Resurrection hasn't really been jivving with me.
I'm all for hearing thoughts.
I have a long way to catch up first but enjoy complaints as well as observations.
Well, like I said, it felt... "fanfic"-y, as insubstantial a criticism that is.
Son of Samhain is largely ignored and Cassie is making a living through Let's Plays. She gets asked to be a counselor at a vaguely defined children's horror survival camp run by a hitherto unknown friend of her mother, whose daughter she starts banging and getting high with. All the while a crazy doctor at a nearby prison is making zombies. Cassie awkwardly asks him to stop, and then he reveals that he's brought Vlad back (with no apparent side-effects, though he does mention that it could be temporary) to try and get her to work with or leave him alone. And some other chaotic stuff happens and it ends with the duo hitting the road again, except now they have a cat.
That said, the last issue felt better.
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