Franchise Comic Review: Jason vs Jason X
Having Jason go into Space and become a cybernetic organism in the film Jason X opened up the gateways for endless storylines to be created by enthusiastic and imaginative authors looking to expand on the Jason X universe. Since the film bombed financially at the box office, the only way fans would see any continuation of Mr. Voorhees and Earth 2 would be through books and comics. Black Flame published an entire set of books dedicated to the Jason X concept and as such the comics realm was not far behind.
Issue #2 Variants
Avatar Press published a 2 issue mini-series comic in February 2006 featuring the "Human" Jason Voorhees going up against his cyborg counterpart Uber-Jason. How would something like this come about? Read on for the official break down of both issues.
Friday The 13th: Jason vs Jason X
The gore-drenched showdown of a lifetime erupts in the depths of space as the undead, mass-murderer Jason Voorhees is reborn to face the cybernetically-enhanced and unstoppable future version of himself! As Jason X stalks the halls of an interstellar pleasure cruiser, a deep-space salvage team make their way into the remnants of the space catamaran Grendel, where the Uber-Jason was created. Hoping to gut the ship of its most valuable assets, the team instead unwittingly revives a curse that transcends time itself and reawakens the one, original Jason Voorhees. Jason's divided reign of terror will be short-lived, however, as both halves of Earth's most dreaded serial killer are drawn to one another for a confrontation that can have only one victor... And one survivor!
It's the battle royale as the regenerated Jason Voorhees and the futuristic Jason X fight to the death in a gut-spilling horror spectacle! As the titanic clash cuts down all those around them, the pilotless space cruiser that serves as the Jasons' battle arena descends toward Earth 2 and an impact that neither combatant can hope to survive. But will a fiery and certain death halt the terrifying showdown, as both Jason and Jason X struggle to rip their most vital secret from the undead corpse of the other? Only one shall survive in a shocking and horrifying finale as you have never seen or dared to guess!
Two-issue mini series published February 2006
Written by Mike Wolfer
Pencilled by Mike Wolfer
Covers by Mike Wolfe and Juan Jose Ryp
There were also numerous variant covers released for the two issues. We have listed out the different covers for each issue below.
Issue #1 Variants
Issue #2 Variants