Saturday, April 09, 2011

Bomb Queen vs. Hack/Slash

You know, sometimes I buy a comic and wonder why I did later. I'd have to say that Bomb Queen vs. Hack/Slash falls into that category. As a fan of Hack/Slash I thought I would enjoy the crossover. I read an issue of Bomb Queen once and didn't think it was too bad. I would say I even enjoyed it. Something about this comic really rubbed me the wrong way though.

It's got hot women, which I like. It has violence, which I like. It has Cassie and Vlad, who I definitely like. There are even some lesbian undertones, which I enjoy. I also like the occasional vulgarity. For some reason, I didn't really enjoy it here. It almost felt vulgar for vulgarity's sake and actually over-sexualized. The art was nice at least. Can't say I'd check out more Bomb Queen after this though apparently the writer doesn't let his characters get stagnant, as the last time I read it there was an actual city and now it's a nuked wreckage. Gotta give him props for that.

I think it's because the two properties don't really mesh well. Cassie Hack hunts slashers. Sure there are some criminals coming in from BQ's world, but they're not anything like the villains she normally fights. So why bother coming in at all? It's almost like she's the Punisher, stopping every bad guy, instead of just the supernatural ones. Previous crossovers like where she fought Chucky made more sense to me, as he fits into her oeuvre of villains. Meeting up with Ash from Army of Darkness would probably have been a much better fit.

Still, I've read worse. I've also read better, which might be why it suffers. How can any book compete after Annihilators this week? If you're a die hard fan of Hack/Slash or Bomb Queen, check it out. Otherwise, you can probably give it a pass.

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