Thursday, January 1, 2015
Crossover Cover: Hack/Slash: Entry Wound
A battle between the heroes of several universes and the “sentient hyperconcept” Mary Shelley Lovecraft causes all the holiday-themed slashers of Cassie Hack and Vlad’s universe to be resurrected. Lovecraft’s foes include the Dusk Patrol, John Prufrock and the agents of the Lodge, the residents of the Boneyard, the Daughter of Alice Liddle, a demoness in the employ of Heaven, the Living Corpse, the Halloween Man, and the Answer. At the end of the battle, Lovecraft finds herself in Lovebunny & Mr. Hell’s world. Cassie mentions fighting “that little leprechaun bastard.” The Dusk Patrol is from an unpublished comic by Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley. John Prufrock and the Lodge are from Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo’s comic Proof. The Boneyard is from the comic of the same name by Richard Moore. The Daughter of Alice Liddle is Calie Liddle from the comic book series Wonderland. The demoness is Mercy Sparx from a comic book miniseries by Josh Blaylock and Matt Merhoff. The Living Corpse is the title character of a comic book by Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson. Halloween Man is the subject of a web comic created by Drew Edwards. The Answer is from Mike Norton and Dennis Hopeless’ comic of the same name. Cassie has already met the Living Corpse recently, and will later encounter Mercy Sparx; therefore, both of them appear to be native to the CU. She will also later travel to Halloween Man’s alternate universe. Another Hack/Slash storyline has a reference to the Answer, confirming him as existing in the CU as well. It is uncertain which, if any, of the other characters are native to the CU, though in Calie Liddle’s case it is unlikely. Lovebunny & Mr. Hell are from the superhero parody comic of the same name by Seeley. “That little leprechaun bastard” is a reference to the Leprechaun horror film series.