September 18, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment announces a major crossover event as Tim Seeley returns to his beloved creations to pit them against the world’s greatest horror universe and brings back some of the series’ most beloved slashers. Alongside artist Rapha Lobosco, Seeley’s Hack/Slash battle the Chaos! Comics characters in Hack/Slash vs. Chaos!
In Hack/Slash vs. Chaos!, Cassie Hack, Slasher Hunter Supreme, thought she’d gotten rid of those teenager-perforating undead menaces. But now they’re suddenly springing back to life! Cassie and Vlad are going to have to team up with mega-death dispenser Evil Ernie to stop the slaughter, putting them on a path that appears to lead through Chastity, the Chosen, and Purgatori.
Commenting on his upcoming crossover, author Tim Seeley remarked, “I bought the very first Evil Ernie series off the shelf when I was a teenager. It was black and white and gritty looking…it felt like something I wasn’t supposed to show anyone else. Perfectly scary and creepy. Which I loved. I still think of Chaos! in those terms. These are the comics that you hide under your bed. They’re just for you.”
“We’ve been waiting for the right story before publishing a new Chaos! series and we knew we have it with Tim (Seeley), who is a true modern master of terror. And his script is perfectly paired with Rapha Lobosco’s art, which blows us away with every new page,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “It’s great to come full circle with Tim with this new event mini-series as he helped relaunch the Chaos! universe when we first began publishing them. Everything about this book is blood-soaked and beautiful.”
Chaos! Comics were first published in 1994 and ran until 2002. Dynamite Entertainment reignited the characters when they returned to comics in 2014 with Hack/Slash writer Tim Seeley at the helm in the first self-titled series, Chaos! Comics.
The first issue of Hack/Slash vs. Chaos! delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of Tim Seeley (Injustice), Craig Cermak (Red Team), Kyle Strahm (Pumpkinhead), respectively. Additionally, a blank Authentix cover will be available for fans wishing to commission their favorite artist to sketch their best Hack/Slash or Chaos! Comics character. An Atlas Edition will also be available for fans wishing to have their issue signed by writer Tim Seeley!
Hack/Slash vs. Chaos! #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ October 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in December 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Hack/Slash vs. Chaos! with their local comic book retailers. Hack/Slash vs. Chaos! will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.