‘Hack/Slash’ returns in October in a new miniseries by Zoe Thorogood

Cassie Hack is back in a new miniseries written by the Eisner Award-nominated creator.

Zoe Thorogood, who is not only a nominee for this year’s Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award but also a multiple Eisner Award nominee, will next turn her pencil to Cassie Hack, the monster hunter created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli.

Hack/Slash will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, so it’s a good time to bring in one of comic’s most promising newcomers to offer a fresh take. Image Comics will kick off the four-issue miniseries Hack/Slash: Back to School in October.

Here are additional details from Image Comics:

Hack/Slash returns with an untold tale! Slasher hunter Cassie Hack is only just getting used to her man-monster partner, Vlad, when she’s drawn into a new case involving a murderous bunny mascot, dead kids, and an entire squad of maladjusted teenage serial-killer hunters. Hack/Slash: Back to School #1 begins a completely new chapter in the beloved, long-running series that’s perfect for new readers and old fans alike, just in time for Halloween.

“I love the bizarre crossroads of disturbed/sexy/gory/sentimental that Hack/Slash sits at,” Thorogood said. “It’s a series of endless absurd possibilities and it’s been a real joy to put my spin on it (in the form of a monster hunting school for girls with mommy issues).”

If you aren’t familiar with Hack/Slash, it’s about a young woman who hunts “slashers” — monster serial killers both original to the book as well as some guest stars from movies and pop culture. She travels the country in a van with a disfigured hunter named Vlad, hacking and slashing their way to a safer society for all. Seeley recently shared this guide to all the previous publications featuring the characters:

“I’ve been a fan of Zoe’s work since I first saw her comics on Instagram,” said Seeley. “The fact that she’s not only an old school fan of Hack/Slash, but had some big ideas for Cassie and Vlad makes co-creator Stefano Caselli and I proud as can be. She’s going to roll right out of the Eisner awards and tell the untold tales of our sexy slasher dramedy just in time for the 20th anniversary!”

Look for the first issue of Back to School on Oct. 18.

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