Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash #6 Review

This  crossover comes to a close, but does it end things on a high note? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dynamite:

FINAL ISSUE!!! Cassie and Ash have managed to work together for a whole 5 issues, but now the former partners are at odds, in a war through time for possession of the Necronomicon!

Army of Darkness vs HackSlash 6_Variant CoverYou know when this was first announced I’ll admit I rolled my eyes figuring that this would be nothing more than a cheap cash-in. With it now complete I can happily say: I was wrong. The creative team did something I wasn’t expecting, they used this platform to bring closure to the Hack/Slash franchise without cheapening the final moments of its most recent volume. So prepare for the unique epilogue that arrived as a wholly entertaining mini-series.

Tim Seeley pens the script, and the scribe has an innate way of making not only his protagonist clear but her decisions thus far understandable. For those of us who read her fairly recent final issue we saw a very dear friend and beloved character die in a battle to stop the Black Lamp Society. Now with the Necronomicon she sets the stage to clear that debt. And that right there is both the strength and weakness for this particular outing. In the end we get what feels like resolution for one franchise and a coincidental interaction for another.

The art by Daniel Leister fits both of these properties by finding a quirky crossroads that implements just enough design sense from each saga to build something original. What really caught my attention was how the talent was able to transition for an over the top confrontation to a place where we got to see a painful moment in our heroine’s history. The expression on her face spoke a thousand words, as the colors done by Carlos Badilla kept all the various nuances of the visual component in check.

Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash #6 is a much better comic book that it honestly needs to be. And it easily earns praise and recognition as it comes recommended.

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