An Evening with HACK/SLASH

The crack staff at HackSlashInc.com made the trip down to Chicago to see HACK/SLASH on stage… ok, it was just me.  And since I won’t go down to Chicago for just one thing, I planned a few stops along the way!

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First stop was Toy de Jour, this LEGO man and monkey combo came home with me.  The store was packed with toys, great prices and something for everyone!

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The planned trip to Challengers Comics and Conversation didn’t go as well as I didn’t plan for enough time for traffic.  They closed at 5, I arrived at 5:20.  No 3-D Cowboy for me.

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Dinner at The Roost Carolina Chicken was a definite success!  Best biscuit I’ve ever had, great mac and cheese, and the chicken was tasty.

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Then I made my way to the CIC Theater to take in Strangeloop Theatre‘s production of HACK/SLASH

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The play opens with the “Catchers Mask Killer” from the first HACK/SLASH book, moves onto the Dr. Gross scene from HACK/SLASH the Series one, hops to the Candlemas Murderer fight from ENTRY WOUND, and finishes with SLICE HARD.   Slashers include Dr. Gross, the Candlemas Murderer, Hibachi Devil, Acid Angel, Ashley Guthrie (in teddy bear form), X-O, Waking Man, Mortimer Strick and Emily Christy.

Much like the comic, the show incorporated a lot of humor throughout.  The elevator scene was hilarious. The fight scenes were fun, and I avoided the front two rows to miss becoming blood splattered.  Using Alan Knight’s radio show as a voice over during scene changes was a great touch.  Jean E. Burr was immediately recognizable as Cassie and had her attitude perfect throughout the show.  Tim Lee’s Vlad took a little bit to grow on me, but had won me over by the end, making me miss Vlad a little more.  A couple of the slashers really stood out as well.  Kara Charlton’s Ashley was a great use of teddy bear puppetry, and Richard John McLain’s Mortimer Strick nearly stole the show!  (One specific Mortimer Strick gag may have been my favorite part of the production.)

I’m no theater critic, but I know I enjoyed myself, and I think any HACK/SLASH fan would get a kick out of seeing the show.  I also think that it would be a good introduction to HACK/SLASH to anyone that is unfamiliar with the book.

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Here is the program, postcard, coaster and business card for HACK/SLASH!

I’d like to give a big thanks to Maria at Strangeloop for everything and to remind everyone that shows take place every Friday and Saturday through November 1st!  Get your tickets here!

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December 2014 Solicitations – REVIVAL 26, HACK/SLASH Sneaks onto ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 Covers

Upcoming comics scheduled for an December 2014 release…

IMAGE COMICS

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REVIVAL #26
STORY: TIM SEELEY
ART: MIKE NORTON
COVER: JENNY FRISON
DECEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Blaine Abel. Demonologist. All around evil scumbag. But now he’s on the side of the angels, offering his expertise with the supernatural. Can Em trust a man who she once ran into an eighteen-wheeler?

DARK HORSE COMICS

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SUNDOWNERS #5
Tim Seeley (W), Jim Terry (A), Sean Dove (C), and Chris Brunner (Cover)
On sale Dec 24
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
The Sundowners are on the run, pursued by the law and a horde of invisible aliens! Will they be able to forge a superteam from the remnants of their support group, or do they need to turn to a new “hero” to lead them?
• From Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash)!
• Covers by Chris Brunner (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight)!

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

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ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 2 #1

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Larry Watts (CA) Gabriel Hardman, Tim Seeley, Art Adams, Walt Flanagan, Jay Shaw
In Shops: 12/3/2014
SRP: $3.99
As the Chosen One, Ash has seen some strange things and visited some strange times and places. But nothing has prepared him for this! Catapulted into the depths of space, Ash must confront the Deadites in a place where no one can hear his screams… or his chainsaw… or his boomstick! What do the forces of the evil dead want with the International Space Station? Whatever it is, Ash embarks on his most out-of-this-world adventure in order to stop them!

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OTHER HACK/SLASH VARIANTS AVAILABLE…
ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 2 #1 20 COPY SEELEY B&W INCV
ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 RARE SEELEY BLOOD RED ED
NEW ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 SEELEY VIRGIN GOLD SGN

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CHASTITY #6
In Shops: 12/3/2014
SRP: $3.99
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Dave Acosta (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino, Tim Seeley
It’s Christmas! And nothing says “Happy Holidays” like —-a vampire Santa Claus? Chastity returns home to New York City, but her most likely lonely holiday is interrupted by the evil machinations of a child-collecting Saint Nick! Can Chas overcome the flood of melancholy memories of family holidays past before “Santa Claws” adds more victims to his horrifying collection? He knows if you’ve been bad…

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EVIL ERNIE #3
In Shops: 12/17/2014
SRP: $3.99
(W) Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley (A) Rafael Lanhellas (CA) Tim Seeley, Ardian Syaf, Joyce Chin
Ernie and Smiley have made their way to a Ghost Hunting Convention, but they aren’t here to see “celebrities.” It’s superhuman slasher against superhuman slasher as Evil Ernie takes on the Death worshiping psycho Carrion Jane! Meanwhile, it’s up to Mary Young to save innocent bystanders, because Ernie and Jane only have eyes for each other!

DC COMICS

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GRAYSON #5
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Grayson is on a mission to stop Paragon from using the body parts of a dead villain to create something far more sinister!

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GRAYSON ANNUAL #1
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art by STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
At last – it’s the secret origin of Helena Bertinelli!

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SECRET ORIGINS #8
Written by TIM SEELEY, TOM KING, JEFF LEMIRE and ANN NOCENTI
Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN, CLIFF RICHARDS and STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Three more stars of the DC Universe shine as their origin stories are revealed! Don’t miss the DC Comics – The New 52 origins of Grayson by Tim Seeley, Tom King and Stephen Mooney; Animal Man by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman; and Katana by Ann Nocenti Cliff Richards!

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BATMAN ETERNAL #35
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The events of BATMAN ETERNAL have changed the world of Batman for months – jump on here to see the new world order! The third act begins with a bang, as Gotham City’s police have done the impossible – they’ve beaten Batman!

BATMAN ETERNAL #36
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale DECEMBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The Batmobile is in flames, and Batman’s enemies have won…but reporter Vicki Vale has learned the secret that could turn everything around!

BATMAN ETERNAL #37
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by ANDREA MUTTI
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Only Catwoman can help Batman now, but Catwoman is long gone! In her place? A woman more ruthless than Batman ever expected…

BATMAN ETERNAL #38
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by ANDREA MUTTI
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The refugees from Arkham Asylum think there’s safety in numbers – but not if one of them is Bane!

BATMAN ETERNAL #39
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by RAMON PEREZ
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Someone has pieced together the mystery behind the plot to crush Gotham City…but it’s not Batman! The Riddler knows all – and he’ll never tell!

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HACK/SLASH Covers ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 in December

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HACK/SLASH appears on the cover, but as the cover blurb says “HACK/SLASH DOES NOT APPEAR IN THIS ISSUE.”  This Tim Seeley cover of the new ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 will be available from Dynamite Entertainment in December.

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The Amazing HACK/SLASH Art Collection of Marc Lombardi

Marc Lombardi has been collecting sketches of Cassie Hack, and he’s recently shared his collection via Facebook.  A few samples are posted below, but check out the full collection at the link below!

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  • Chris Williams
  • Shawn Alleyne
  • John Watkins-Chow
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More Pictures from the HACK/SLASH Play

Here are some more pictures from the Strangeloop Theatre/CIC Theater production of the HACK/SLASH play!

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All pictures by Austin D. Oie/For Strangeloop Theatre.

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  • Cassie (Jean E. Burr) and Vlad (Tim Lee), the protagonists of Hack/Slash.
  • Cassie (Burr) battles the Hibachi Devil (Renee Lynn Jackson) in Strangeloop Theatre’s and CIC Theater’s co-production of Tim Seeley’s Hack/Slash.

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  • It’s not a horror show without a clown. Mortimer Strick (Richard John McLain) gets a little silly before he gets a little deadly.
  • The gang’s all here. (From left) Emily Cristy (Miona Lee), Cassie Hack (Burr), Trent (Christopher Prchal) and Vlad (Tim Lee) all patiently wait for the slowest elevator in the world to arrive.

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  • X-O (J. Rohr) prepares to attack his victim with a pair of hedge trimmers in Strangeloop Theatre’s and CIC Theater’s co-production of Tim Seeley’s Hack/Slash.
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