Cassandra “Cassie” Hack of horror comic Hack/Slash has a lot in common with another famous wisecracking monster-slayer – Ashley J. “Ash” Williams, immortalized onscreen by the one and only Bruce Campbell in the Evil Dead films and the star of his own comic series. If you've ever wondered what it might be like to see the two join forces against legions of deadites, then your wish is about to be granted via the six-part crossover Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash, which makes its debut this week.
The original Hack/Slash series left Cassie attempting to live a semi-normal existence with her gal-pal Margaret, but events conspire to throw monsters in her path once more when the chainsaw-armed Ash crosses her threshold.
Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash continues a long tradition of Ash/monster mashups (Ash-ups?). He crossed over into the Marvel Zombies universe in 2007, confronted classic movie monsters in Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash and Ash vs. Dracula, and even joined forces with Re-Animator's Herbert West. Cassie herself teamed up with another horror movie icon in Hack/Slash vs. Chucky.
The six-part series from Dynamite Entertainment is written by Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley with artwork by Daniel Leister, and features covers by Seeley, Stefano Caselli and Ben Templesmith, with several variants including “cute” covers by Ken Haeser (shown above, only available to comic shop subscribers and limited to initial orders). Issue #1 hits shelves this Wednesday.