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Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1

(Hack/Slash Omnibus 1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,500 ratings  ·  152 reviews
At the end of every horror movie, one girl always this case, Cassie Hack not only survives, she turns the tables by hunting and destroying the horrible slashers that would do harm to the innocent Alongside the gentle giant known as Vlad, the two cut a bloody path through those who deserve to be put down...hard.

Collects: Hack/Slash (Euthanized), Girls Gone Dea

Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 13th 2008 by Devil's Due Publishing
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This is one of those comics that I think plays well to its audience, but I'm not necessarily the right audience.
However, if you're a fan of slasher flicks? Then this might be right up your alley.


The basic premise is that Cassie Hack and her deformed friend, Vlad, hunt down slashers.
Huh? <--I said when I first read it
Well, apparently slashers are sort of like ghost-zombies of dead killers, and they pretty much play out scenes from horror movies. Cassie's mother was a nutjob who came back to li
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paidkindle, graphics
I read Hack/Slash omnibus awhile back, but forgot to throw at it with earth shattering review.

So, after reading the prequel My First Maniac, which I liked very much, I decided to give Hack/Slash a second chance as I had not been a fan of the first volume First Cut. Maybe, just maybe, Hack/Slash would work better as a bigger junk of multiple stories.

It did, and on the other hand it did not.

Here is the thing - the quality is so differing through the omnibus edition mainly due to the changing illu
Jan 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing

When the title of a comic is Hack/Slash, you have a pretty good idea what you're going to be getting in a story.

I picked up this omnibus edition about a year ago at a small local convention (it turns out the author is from Wisconsin) and really enjoyed it. It's a fun story about a young girl that kills serial killers.

Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Clockwork Orange.

It's fun, violent, humorous, and with just enough of a overarching plot to keep me interested in the overall narrative. I lik
Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Just look at how ridiculous and awesome this cover is. This is the kind of cover that I wouldn’t really carry under my arm in public, and in fact, I was a little embarrassed having it on my bedside table. Still, I couldn’t pass this up after finding out about the book’s concept, and while it’s a bit of a hot mess, I’m glad I gave it a try.

Hack/Slash is an Image title that began life as a sporadic indie comic, which chronicles the episodic adventures of Cassandra Hack and her hulking, disfigured
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I went into this comic not sure whether I would like it or not. I was a little deterred by the fact that it looks a bit raunchy, but I was also very intrigued by the premise. This has been a comic on my TBR for a number of years and it felt like fate to read it since I found it on a digital comic book platform for free. So, I dived in hoping for the best and I was pleasantly surprised.

Sure enough the premise is what really one me over. And despite the fact that Cassie Hack is drawn very promisc
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes slasher flicks
Hack/Slash is about as basic as it gets. Imagine all of the slasher flicks you have ever seen in your lifetime. Take a crazy amount of killers, a feisty heroine, her best friend and fierce protector, throw them in a blender and you have this very fun series.

Cassie Hack is the brains. She's a beauty, takes no shit and her sole purpose in life is to rid the world of demented killers. Her disfigured bodyguard with the brawn and a heart of gold provides the muscle. Together, they make the world a be
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, comics, owned
Take Buffy the Vampire Slayer, give her a goth/suicide girl fashion sense, make her a little more anti-social, replace the vampires with 80s horror movie slashers and you get Hack/Slash, which is probably my favorite comic series ever. It doesn't have the depth of Sandman or any other Vertigo-esque title, it's just a ton of fun to read.

Cassie Hack, our main character, is the sole survivor of a massacre by a slasher called the Lunch Lady, who turns out to be her own mother. Delilah Hack only eve
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
A lot of fun stories. I was surprised how many crossovers are in the first omnibus (Chucky, Evil Ernie,...). I liked episodic approach to this book. It is a nice detour from large arcs that are currently more trendy.
C.T. Phipps
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, horror, hack-slash
I love Hack/Slash.

Abandoning all premise of objectivity, I've got to say this is my favorite independent comic currently ongoing and I suggest everyone go and pick it up. I also suggest people pick up the twenty dollar omnibus for the series and buy them each in turn. I could go on with my needless fanboy-ism but I think you all get the picture. So, instead, I'm going to dial it back and try to objectively talk about the series.

The premise of Hack/Slash is a somewhat darker take on Buffy: The
Andrew Greatbatch
This was brilliant, especially the crossover with Chucky from Child's Play!
Felicia Edens
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I picked up a library copy of Hack Slash Omnibus Volume 1. Someone had recently returned it, and I couldn’t help but notice the striking cover: a girl, possibly in her late teens to mid-twenties, staring fiercely with her intense blue eyes at something, her shoulder length straight dark brown hair covering her right eye. And yes, she is wearing revealing clothing, but there’s nothing uncomfortably sexual about it (from my subjective perspective) – the girl, whose name is Cassandra Hack, is sitti ...more
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 ⭐

Gory but interesting.
Nicholas Karpuk
Feb 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
If ever a comic had a very precise target audience, it's Hack/Slash. If you aren't really big into shitty horror movies from the last 30 years, this series will probably leave you scratching your head.

It's true to its source material in that it's not particularly frightening, incredibly violent, and seemingly threatened by sexuality while constantly flaunting sexual imagery. Cassie Hack is the exact sort of male-created heroine I've become exceedingly tiresome. She's empowered purely in the mann
James DeSantis
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
While some stories are a little bit "meh" the overall theme, characters, and pacing make this very enjoyable. Especially all the cameos! If you're a horror buff check this one out, super cheap on Amazon too!
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Not very good. Very "Buffy the vampire slayer".
Ophelia Milo
This is pure fun. Guts, blood, & lovable characters. If you love slasher flicks, or love to hate 'em, read this love letter to them.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Great big dumb fun. Love it.
Paul Nelson
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Hack Slash omnibus 1 brings together the first nine comics of the series starting with Euthanized, where Vlad and Cassie must battle Bobby, a vengeful, undead slasher with the ability to control dead animals. Bobby was revealed to have been a mentally handicapped veterinary assistant accidentally murdered by the vet's fiancé. This issue has a brief recollection of Cassie's history, daughter of an eccentric dinner lady. Her mother watched as Cassie was bullied through school until she could take ...more
Jared Millet
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m not sure exactly what it is that makes horror such a difficult genre to translate into comics with the same emotional impact you can get from books or film. Is it that the comics format makes it nearly impossible for the creators to use the “sudden shock” tool from the horror toolbox, or that the art in many horror comics is just cartoony enough to provide a cushion of safety for the reader? Whatever it is, I’ve found it very rare that a comic book can disturb me on the same level as film or ...more
Feb 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-and-read
There's occasional hints of humour or parody, but they're hardly enough of a spark to make this an enjoyable meta-ride. In fact, they seem timid somehow, that Seeley isn't really committed to the joke, but wants to try just the same.

Plenty of recurring slashers just like in our favourite horror series, and frequent little sub-plot fragments involving (just barely) the supporting cast. None of it very consequential, just plot fluff that blows away again, like in most weekly tv shows.

Even with th
Wing Kee
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it

World: Many artists and many different takes of Cassie, some are gorgeous, some not so much. The world building is the strongest thing in this book. The characters, the cameos the meta text is all pretty fantastic. I'm not a slasher fan but wow this world is a world I want to spend more time in.

Story: This is indeed slasher Buffy and that's a wonderful thing indeed. The cameos made the basic stories more than what they are. The pacing is basic and expected but yeah it was fun. Some character
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is either a hit or miss depending on if you like violent comic book action and horror movies. I've read the entire run of the series and I loved it. I found Cassie Hack to be a likable character that grows on you over time. The first Omnibus is a collection of the one shot's that was first used when Hack/Slash came out. Which later went on to become a monthly series as you find out in later volumes.

Cassie and Vlad travel across the U.S. in search of slashers who they hunt down and kill
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, own
I can't believe that I just now got into Hack/Slash as it is such a fun book.

I love our main character and her backup ain't so bad himself.

I was so excited reading through this from one issue to the next.

That being said, this is quite the hodgepodge, so not all stories inside are created equal. Most of them are really fun, but I wasn't a huge fan of the Evil Ernie one and some of the shorts were just OK, dropping this down from 5 stars to four.

However, Tim Seeley is quickly becoming one of my fa
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
re-read in omnibus form (thanks!) 2/7/2012 - 2/15/2012
re*read 5/18/2015

nicely violent series

Collects Hack/Slash #1 (Euthanized) (also in Image Firsts with Hack/Slash the Series #0)
Girls Gone Dead (also in TPB 1: First Cut)
Comic Book Carnage (also in TPB 2: Death by Sequel)
The Final Revenge of Evil Ernie
Land of Lost Toys 1-3 (also in TPB 2: Death by Sequel)
Slice Hard (also in TPB 2: Death by Sequel)
Hack/Slash vs Chucky (also in TPB 3: Friday the 31st)
& Trailers (also in TPB 2: Death by Seque
Michelle Morrell
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
In Cassie's universe, Slashers are real. Hating all that is good and innocent, these monsters rise from the dead to lay waste to their preferred subset, and the only thing standing in the way is a girl and her giant lumbering friend. Fun and irreverent, violent and bizarre. Plus, I have a soft spot for the goth girls of the comic world.
Apr 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I decided to pick up something else while browsing the comic store the other day in a break from my usual Spider-Man. So I picked up the comic with the violence, the gore and the big breasted women. Ha ha. This comic is awesome - as a lover of crappy slasher picks this really does something interesting with the concept. I'm going to keep reading.
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
This was a really good read. I'm going with 4.5 stars. I loved the story and the many interesting characters. This writer has a vivid imagination. There was plenty of humor and I love Cassie and Vlad's personalities. The art was mostly really good, but there were a few styles I didn't like. I really enjoyed reading this and can't wait to read the next omnibus. Enjoy!
Dan Edens
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I know I'm really late to the party on this one, but Hack/Slash is great! What a fantastic idea, it combines everything you want from a great slasher movie (blood, girls, and humor) with a feeling of something really fresh and fun, like watching Buffy for the first time again. And VLAD! oh Vlad....has there ever been a more lovable character? Can't wait to start the second Omnibus!
Kordi Bishop
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Seriously one of my favorite comic series right now. Cassie is such a bamf, and Vlad keeps me giggling. I absolutely love the characters and the storyline. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves comics and slasher movies. You won't be disappointed.
I was resistant for a long time. I'm so glad that I finally picked up the omnibus! This definitely taps into my guilty pleasures. I love the slapstick gore :)
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Tim Seeley is a comic book artist and writer known for his work on books such as G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, The Dark Elf Trilogy, Batman Eternal and Grayson. He is also the co-creator of the Image Comics titles Hack/Slash[1] and Revival, as well as the Dark Horse titles, ExSanguine and Sundowners. He lives in Chicago.

Other books in the series

Hack/Slash (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Hack/Slash Vol. 1: First Cut
  • Hack/Slash, Volume 2: Death By Sequel
  • Hack/Slash Volume 3: Friday the 31st (Hack/Slash)
  • Hack/Slash, Volume 4: Return of the Revenge, Part 4
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