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Hack/Slash (2007 Series) #7

January 14, 2008

Quick Rating: Great
Title: Tub Club Part 1

Cassie and Vlad visit a women’s college with a big secret…

Writer: Tim Seeley
Art: Rebekah Isaacs
Colors: Andrew Dalhouse
Letters: Crank!
Editor: Mikeo’!
Cover Art: Tim Seeley & Splash! (Cover A); Sara Pichelli (Cover B)
Publisher: Devil’s Due Productions

The slasher genre, which this book is both a celebration of and a parody of, is known for two things: blood and boobs. While this title has prolifically indulged in both elements, the second really gets the spotlight this month. Cassie and Vlad get called upon to visit a women’s college, where members of a top-secret club are indulging in some highly questionable rituals, and some seriously messed-up bodies are turning up.

While this story is, to be certain, a chance to indulge the sex appeal inherent in the genre, the cheesecake is actually relatively subdued. In fact, you’ll see more flesh in the average issue of Lady Death than in this issue of Hack/Slash. What’s more, the sex doesn’t come at the expense of the story. Seeley is slowly building the supporting cast of this title, and using the secondary characters to help develop our heroes. Cassie, as we learn this issue, has been spending an awful lot of time on the phone with Georgia lately, something that doesn’t sit entirely well with Vlad. While he’s clearly jealous, his jealousy doesn’t appear to be out of a physical desire for Cassie, as would so often be the case in a story like this. These characters are much more original than that, and that’s something you can really appreciate.

Rebekah Isaacs’s artwork also helps make the story. While she certainly nails the cheesecake, the gore, the monsters, and even the quiet moments all look wonderful. This highly underrated little title keeps chugging along, satisfying the heck out of me month after month.

Rating: 9/10

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