There’s no need for a Revival Reading Order, but before this comic book series, Tim Seeley wrote Hack/Slash and that one really needs one. So, let’s go.
First things first, an introduction. Hack/Slash is a horror/action comic book about Cassie Hack who is the lone survivor of an attack by a monster or, if you prefer, a slasher. Hunted, she became the hunter and the world with Vlad, her enigmatic partner and friend, Vlad. Together, they hunt down slashers.
Hack/Slash Reading Order:
There are multiple volumes of Hack/Slash, crossovers and editions. Everything began in 2004 with one-shots and the first ongoing series started in 2007 at Devil’s Due Publishing before going to Image Comics.
I. Hack/Slash one-shots and Limited Series
- Hack/Slash: First Cut – This one collects the introduction Euthanized (contains a 4-page origin for Cassie), Girls Gone Dead and Comic Book Carnage (with a murderer going after Steve Niles, Scottie Young, and Robert Kirkman).
- Hack/Slash: Death By Sequel – This one collects The Land of Lost Toys (contains a 4-page origin for Vlad), Trailers, Slice Hard Prequel, and Slice Hard.
II. Hack/Slash Volume 1
- Hack/Slash: Friday the 31st – Collects Hack/Slash Vs. Chucky, a story taking place after the film Seed of Chucky that serves as a sequel to Girls Gone Dead, and Hack/Slash #1–4, the beginning of the first ongoing series.
- Hack/Slash: Revenge of the Return – Collects Hack/Slash #5–10
- Hack/Slash: Reanimation Games – Collects Hack/Slash #11–17, and Hack/Slash Annual (this one going between issues #11 and #12).
- Hack/Slash: In Revenge and In Love – Collects Hack/Slash #18–23 and
the mini-series Hack/Slash: Entry Wound.
- Hack/Slash: New Blood Old Wounds – Collects Hack/Slash #24–28 and Vlad and Cassie vs. Bloody Mary
- Hack/Slash: Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter – Collects Hack/Slash #29–32, and Hackoween.
Interlude: Hack/Slash: My First Maniac – Collects the four-issue miniseries My First Maniac, the first to be published by Image. It’s a prequel set during Cassie’s teenage years, showing her life directly after the second death of her mother, and before she met Vlad. You can read it earlier if you want to.
III. Hack/Slash Volume 2
- Hack/Slash: Torture Prone – Collects Hack/Slash Annual #2 and Hack/Slash Vol. 2 #1–4.
- Hack/Slash: Dead Celebrities – Collects Hack/Slash Vol.2 #5–8 and the Annual 3: HATCHET/SLASH.
- Hack/Slash: Marry, F**k, Kill – Collects Hack/Slash Volume 2 #9–15.
- Hack/Slash: Dark Sides – Collects Hack/Slash Volume 2 #16–19 and the mini Hack/Slash vs. Mercy Sparx.
- Hack/Slash: Final – Collects Hack/Slash Volume 2 #20–25.
IV. Hack/Slash Volume 2
In July 2014, Image started the publication of a new five-issue miniseries, but Tim Seeley did not work on it. It was written by Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley.
V. Hack/Slash Resurrection
Hack/Slash is back, but it’s not written by Tim Seeley anymore, it’s Tini Howard.
VI. Other Hack/Slash crossovers
- Army of Darkness Vs. Hack/Slash – As the title suggests, it’s a six-part crossover featuring Ash Williams of the Evil Dead series.
- Nailbiter/Hack/Slash – Tim Seeley is back for a one-shot crossover with the Nailbiter.
The Omnibus Edition
If you’re not into the TPBs, you can also go into the omnibuses which is the easiest way to read the series tbh.