Nailbiter / Hack/Slash #1 (One-Shot)

Nailbiter / Hack/Slash #1 (One-Shot)

Writer: Joshua Williamson, Tim Seeley Artist: Mike Henderson, Emilio Laiso Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

SERIAL KILLERS MEET SERIAL KILLER... KILLERS! Cassie Hack vs. the Nailbiter! Vlad vs. the Lucha Eliminador! IT'S ON!
Two brand spanking new tales of terror by the creative teams of both Image hits! TIM SEELEY returns to the character he created to give you a nasty blast from the past. If you've ever needed an excuse to read these two horrific comics, now is your chance!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 4, 2015

    Its impressive how much content there is in this over-sized one-shot, especially considering how well paced and natural the issue feels. There are quite a few people with their hands on these issues, and while its clear there was some cross-pollination, both the individual stories feel like the products of their respective teams, while still having the right feel for the others. Its a wildly successful crossover and it actually matters to the canon of NAILBITER and HACK/SLASH (the former much moreso), making it even more fun to read for fans of either. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 4, 2015

    Be it a fan of Nailbiter or Hack/Slash, Nailbiter/Hack/Slash One-Shot is a story worth picking up for $4.99. Two favorite characters from both books meeting up for the first time and you just don't know what to expect. As a Nailbiter fan you might want to see how Warren meeting Cassie affects what he becomes later in life. And as a Hack/Slash fan you just want to see Cassie in action when you know she is bound to come into conflict with someone from Buckaroo. There just is no shortage of creative serial killers there, and that is what attracts her attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Mar 8, 2015

    A great balance of both Hack/Slash and Nailbiter- it doesn't interfere with the ongoing stories of either titles and their crossover compliments either series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Mar 5, 2014

    Overall, while it doesn't necessarily add anything significant to either of the worlds, this is still a deliciously inventive collaboration between two of the top horror creative teams going today, and should be viewed as pretty much an essential purchase for fans of either series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Mar 5, 2015

    Nailbiter readers will be pleasantly surprised and theyre getting double the material. Hack/Slash fans will probably enjoy this as well since the stories still seem to follow that series sensibilities. This is a notable crossover that doesnt seem like a gimmick and actually blends both universes very well. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Mar 4, 2015

    Reading this, I was impressed and would be interested in how Cassie and Vlad's mission concludes. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Tres Dean Mar 5, 2015

    Seeley's outing, drawn by Emilio Laiso, is the much better bout. It's easy to forget just how well-written Seeley's creations were in their original run, and it's great to see him handling them again (Nobody writes Vlad like Seeley and it's especially wonderful to see him back in the hands of his creator). Williamson's suffers from seemingly not utilizing this crossover to its fullest potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Mar 4, 2015

    If nothing else, make sure to head to your LCS and pick up volume 2 of Nailbiter. And only drop the cash on this one if youre a die-hard fan of either series, otherwise Id say wait for it to be collected in a trade. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Oscar Maltby Mar 5, 2015

    As it stands, it's fairly difficult to recommend Nailbiter Hack/Slash. If you're a Hack/Slash-aholic, you'll definitely enjoy the solid artwork and quality script of the back-half of the book, but that uninteresting first half and the reluctance to embrace the obvious "Let's make them fight" concept of a crossover makes for a disappointing read. Compared to previous Hack/Slash crossovers, which includes Cassie's epic battles with Evil Ernie and Chucky from the Child's Play movies, Nailbiter Hack/Slash falls criminally short. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Soyner Mar 7, 2015

    Actually ended up really enjoying this one-shot. It wasn't incredible by any means but it was definitely a decent read and worth a purchase (although the price felt a little steep but I was at least glad I liked it after paying that much for the issue.) I have never really read any Hack/Slash but this got my interest level up for the series.

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Mar 10, 2015

    Make sure you read Nailbiter / Hack/Slash side before Hack/Slash / Nailbiter because that's the chronological order. I like the format, it's just like the Revival/Chew crossover. It's also a good price considering you get two comics out of it and I enjoyed both stories. I'd say I liked the second story I little more, it's written by Tim Seeley, so Hack and Slash's personalities are more accurate; I found Cassie Hack's voice wasn't quite right in the first story. I also preferred the artwork and silliness in the second story. There's some good stuff in the first one too though, we get an earlier look at the Nailbiter and it has an interesting butcher. I'd say the first story is about a 7.5/10 and the second one is about an 8.5/10. So 8 overall.

  • 10
    Fearless Mar 6, 2015

  • 8.0
    Serverarbengan Mar 8, 2015

  • 7.0
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