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HACK/SLASH creator Tim Seeley has a gift for you — a gift of horror! A free HACK/SLASH short, available as a digital download at, serves as a good introduction to the fan-favorite series and a gesture of good will from a man who’s made the creation and slaying of comic book serial killers his job!

Have you been looking for a good way to get a taste of the HACK/SLASH series, but weren’t sure where to start? Maybe you’re already a fan, but want a good way to share the series with a friend? Well, Tim Seeley’s provided the perfect opportunity by giving fans the gift of a free digital comic this holiday season!

Though he usually works with artists like Daniel Leister to illustrate his ongoing series, this free digital comic features art done entirely by Tim Seeley himself. “Since this is my personal gift to the fans, I felt it was only right that I do the art for these pages myself,” explained Seeley, “The style is very similar to the regular series though, since Dan and I work so closely together on art production.”

The HACK/SLASH series appeals to fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Scream, as well as many of the classics like Friday the 13th, Chucky, and Halloween. Regularly featuring guest appearances and references to horror, cult, and pop culture favorites, HACK/SLASH both uses and mocks the tropes and codes of horror films in the ongoing series. Starring former victim turned serial killer slayer, Cassandra Hack, HACK/SLASH has been described by Fangoria as mixing “the horrors of adolescence with the scares of slasher movies.”

THE GIFT OF HACK/SLASH introduces the main characters and themes of the series in a 4-page story. Seeley, along with Image Comics, encourages readers to share the free download link with friends and wishes everyone happy holidays!

HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC, TP VOL. 1 (SEP100462, ISBN: 978-1-60706-338-7), a 112-page novel for $9.99, is the perfect collection to pick up if you like THE GIFT OF HACK/SLASH digital short. HACK/SLASH: MY FIRST MANIAC, TP VOL. 1 is on sale now and available for reorder, along with the HACK/SLASH OMNIBUS VOL. 1, 2, and 3.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

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