"Hack/Slash" meets "The Re-Animator" debuts this August

Wed, May 7th, 2008 at 3:36pm PDT

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Tim Seeley's slasher-slayer Cassie Hack has gone up against throngs of C-list psychos in the pages of Hack/Slash, but this August she will meet a legend of horror cinema. In the first ever Re-Animator crossover endorsed by filmmaker Brian Yuzna, the mad scientist originally envisioned by H.P. Lovecraft will go toe-to-toe with Cassie and Vlad in a three-issue landmark DDP event.

"We're tying Cassie and her dad's history in to Herbert West," explains Hack/Slash writer and creator Tim Seeley. "It's all tied together, and the origin of Cassie's dad will be revealed in this story."

"I have been working on expanding the Re-Animator stories and think that Hack/Slash has the right sensibility," says Yuzna. "These guys have really respected the world of Herbert West and Re-Animator and I think we have found a way to integrate it into the Hack/Slash environment."

Titled "Cassie and Vlad Meet the Re-Animator," the three-issue storyarc will cross over into not only the continuity and origins of Hack/Slash characters, but those of Yuzna's Re-Animator films as well, representing the first time that Yuzna has officially licensed his work for such a crossover event.

"What has drawn me there is that I see the opportunity to tell a lot of those stories that don't quite fit the feature film format, whether by length or tone or just not hitting a mainstream enough audience," Yuzna explains. "There's a lot of freedom in horror comics, and it can be a good way to work out ideas. I get just as excited working on a comic as a movie. This is going to be lots of gooey bloody fun!"

About Devil's Due Publishing:
A proliferator of comic-pop culture, DDP is one of the largest and most popular comic book publishers in North America, with a diverse line-up of both original and licensed properties. Based in Chicago and Los Angeles, DDP has many projects in development for film and television with major studios including 20th Century Fox, ABC Family, and Rogue Pictures. DDP's titles include Drafted, Lost Squad, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, Dungeons & Dragons, DemonWars, Voltron, and the cult-favorite Hack/Slash. The company recently launched a line of cutting edge designer toys and life accessories under the imprint DDPOP, found in specialty stores this summer.

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