SXSW wasn't the only exciting thing going on in the world of geekdom this weekend. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you could have headed out for the Emerald City ComiCon and got your comic geek on.

Amidst all the cosplaying and back-issue-buying came a pretty big announcement (thanks to Shock Till You Drop for spreading the news) for horror fans. Tim Seely's indie comic Hack/Slash is making the jump to Image. A new four issue miniseries entitled Hack/Slash: My First Maniac will introduce my Ms. Hack and her giant guardian Vlad to readers who might have missed her on other publisher's imprints.

My First Maniac will take readers through Cassie's first case and fill everyone in on the backstory of how she had to kill her own mother (a notorious serial killer known as The Lunch Lady) and her current struggles regarding whether she should continue to use her slasher-killing skills to save other innocent people from the monsters all around us, or just try to live a normal life (well, as normal as you can when you've murdered your own serial killer mother...). You don't need a doctorate in English Lit to guess which way this is gonna go...

Hack/Slash: My First Maniac will debut this June. Seely assures fans that the new version will appeal to longtime fans since his entire creative team is making the move with him. Plans for a Hack/Slash film are still in the works as well.
categories Movies, Horror