Things like this are one of the biggest reasons I love owning this site: I don’t have to hunt for indie gems (well, not as much), they come to me looking for press. The other day I got sent the work print for a new indie horror comic called Slashermania. In case you some how missed it, I love slashers and comics and slasher comics (Go read my record setting book We Kill The Dead! On sale now in our store!). In fact, my all time favorite series of all time is Tim Seeley’s Hack/Slash. As happenstance would have it, this book Slashermania seems to capture the same tongue-in-cheek style and satire of the genre that Seeley’s work did. I almost expect Cassie Hack herself to come out and start cracking slasher skulls with her bat!
Slashermania is being put out by Russell Hillman and his company Freaktown Comics. It has a subtitle that grabbed my attention right from the cover “Your summer camp has a masker killer? Ours has ten!” That kinda thing is how you get a slasher fan to read your book! The story in the book is like a kind of kill contest like Battle Royale or Hunger Games. A bunch of slashers are recruited into a yearly contest where they compete for rewards when they are set loose upon an environment of unsuspecting teenagers.
The killers are fantastic, drawing from all different types of slasher villain. You have the femme fatale, the strong silent killer, the wise cracking killer, the evil doctor, even a giallo inspired villain visiting from Italy! It’s a brilliant concept! The art is phenomenal and the writing is great from what I saw in the workprint. Really looking forward to seeing this come to fruition!
You can help make it happen, too! They are just a couple of days into their Kickstarter! Help make this slice of awesomeness happen!
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