Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Crossover Covers: My First Maniac

This miniseries is a prequel to Tim Seeley's comic Hack/Slash, which stars slasher hunters Cassie Hack and Vlad. While researching slashers on the internet, Cassie reads about "a man who kills in dreams in Ohio...a masked maniac who terrorizes a small town on Halloween...a camp plagued for thirty years by a psycho who won't die." Among the other monsters she researches are "rabid dogs" and Hell Spawn, the info on which is accompanied by a picture of Spawn. The man who kills in dreams is Freddy Krueger, from the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. The masked maniac is Michael Myers from the Halloween movies. The psycho who won't die is Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th fame. The rabid dog is the titular canine from Stephen King's novel Cujo. Spawn is a comic book character created by Todd McFarlane; this crossover brings a version of him into the CU, but does not incorporate all of the Image Comics Universe's continuity.

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