Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain #1

Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain #1

Writer: Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley Artist: Emilio Laiso Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Your favorite slasher hunter is BACK! When a mysterious cult of monsters arises, Cassie is forced to return to the life she thought she'd left behind. Coupled with a new partner and faced with enemies unlike any she has battled before, Cassie must confront the darkness in the world-and in her own life-in new ways. The agents of evil never rest; unfortunately for them, neither does Cassie Hack.

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jul 1, 2014

    HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN #1 is a great new start to a fan favorite series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 6, 2014

    Hack / Slash: Son of Samhain is a welcome return for Cassie Hack.  The subtitle of the series promises a tie-in to the big bad of the last volume, but little has been seen of this just yet.  Instead, this issue gets Cassie back to doing what she does best, and that's kicking ass and looking good doing it.  The character is in good hands with Moreci, Seeley, and Laiso. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 2, 2014

    I was pleasantly surprised by this first issue that effectively sets up a truly epic monster hunt for our girl Hack. Here's to hoping things continue to develop in a compelling way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Jun 28, 2014

    Overall, this issue serves as both a continuation of a beloved series, and a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. No prior knowledge is required to enjoy the awesomeness contained within these pages, although if youre anything like me, youre going to find yourself instantly wanting to dig into the archives to get your hands on more of Cassie Hacks adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Jul 1, 2014

    It was never as big a book as it should have been, but hopefully this is not just the start of new era for Hack/Slash, but the time for it to become a huge hit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Jul 2, 2014

    Hack Slash certainly isnt for everyone, but if you appreciate Buffy the Vampire Slayer but thought that it skimped on the gore factor, then this is definitely the book for you. With such a long past to get through, its nice to be given an easy jumping on point. If you were fan of Tim Seeleys very long run and were afraid to read on without his involvement, dont be. Tim Seeleys name could very well be printed on the cover because this feels like the series I remember and its return is more than welcome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Jul 3, 2014

    Under the command of new writers Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley as well as artist Emilio Laiso, Cassie Hack makes her return in a book that feels distinct from the original series while maintaining the same spirit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jul 7, 2014

    Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain #1 is a decent start to the new Hack/Slash series. The tone and characterization are nailed but the monsters feel out of place. The art is what shines the most and a joy to look at, even the bloody parts. Fans of Hack/Slash should definitely check it out and new readers wont be very lost. Moreci and Seeley can probably make it all work, Im just hoping it wont be another sequel not as good as the original. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jul 9, 2014

    Beyond that, Hack Slash is back, and thats something thats good for Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - ZXRoberts Aug 11, 2014

    Hack/Slash Son of Samhain is a strong start, introducing a new partner for Cassie immediately and restoring her back to the good fight. No, Delroy is not Vlad, but offers much to Cassie and the story with his determined mind-set and cheeky sense of humour. He appears to be a character that could bring an intriguing element for the series, and give Cassie a new confidant to care for her. The conversations with Georgia are a little expositional but details Cassie's issues and loneliness, they are well timed in the issue and provide her with motivation as well as internal conflict. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Fangoria - Svetlana Fedotov Aug 21, 2014

    Despite such, HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN is still a worthy addition to the series. If and when Tim Seeley returns, he will have a solid launch pad to start from. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 2, 2014

    The artwork is nice enough and its well paced but, again, the word that fits here is standard. Based solely off my own ignorance of the Hack/Slash plot so far, the one aspect of note is Cassies past; the idea of a former female lover who, although not a ghost, follows her as she begrudgingly moves through her life. No doubt, this will be explored in the upcoming issues but my opinion of issue #1 has not inspired me to stick around to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Haziord Jul 6, 2014

    Really this is an 8 pointer for me. The artwork boosts the score. If you're a fan of horror comics there seems to be potential here, but if not, I wouldn't recommend this book. There's clear allusions to Steeley's Hack/Slash so if you haven't finished that you may want to hold of on this.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jul 2, 2014

    Hack/Slash is back sooner than I thought. It's a shame not to see Tim Seeley writing, but he's still behind the scenes and the creative team seems to be capturing Cassie's character well. I'm saddened to learn what has become of the family Cassie started, but I can see the trouble with keeping them in the picture. On the other hand it is a missed opportunity to add a completely new dynamic to future stories, so I have mixed feelings. I also notice the absence of Cassie's typical fishnet apparel, I have mixed feelings about that too.

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