Official Press Release
(January 21, 2005) Chicago, IL – Devil's Due Publishing announcedtoday that an Evil Ernie/ Hack/Slash Crossover will hit stores thissummer. Evil Ernie, the much loved Prince of horror, made his name infandom history slaughtering millions with a style all his ownthroughout much of the nineties. Part horror, Part humor, and allangry undead teen, Ernie will take on Cassie and Vlad the hero duo inDevil's Due Publishing's Hack/Slash series this July in Hack andSlash: The Final Revenge of Evil Ernie.
Hack and Slash tells the tale of Cassie Hack and her Monstrous partnerVlad. Together they track undead "Slashers" across the U.S andeliminate them wherever they can. "For this one shot, fans can restassured that we will not be messing around with the CHAOS! characterat all." commented Josh Blaylock President of Devil's Due Publishing."Evil Ernie was born in a day when true metal heads collected comicsand that uncompromising sarcasm that made the character great willstill be there. Can I get a moment of silence, while everyone throwsthe goat sign?"
The issue will be penned by renowned artist Tim Seeley and colored bythe talented Aadi Salman. Fans and retailers should stay glued towww.devilsdue.net for more news as the crossover develops.
ABOUT DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING (DDP)
Devil's Due Publishing was formed in 1999 as both a commercial artstudio and a small press comic book publisher. DDP's first breakoutsuccess was 2001's revamp of G.I. JOE, returning the long-lost 1980scharacters to comics. Fans bought over 100,000 copies per month,immediately propelling G.I. JOE to the top of the charts. Today, DDP'slineup includes Army of Darkness, Street Fighter, Hack/Slash and theAftermath universe, a new imprint featuring super-powered heroes intitles like Defex, Breakdown, Blade of Kumori and Infantry.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on "Hack/Slash," see our November, 2004 Interview with creator Tim Seely.]