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"Friday the 13th": Framing Sequence

Friday the 13th #1 is an issue of the series Friday the 13th (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 2007.

Synopsis for "Friday the 13th"

Framing Sequence
Sally Thomas is bruised, naked and running frantically down a dark highway, desperate to evade the oncoming attack of mass murderer Jason Voorhees. An elderly couple in an RV pick her up and bring her to a local hospital. At the hospital, Sally is sedated, but the county sheriff arrives and wants to ask her some questions.

Main Story
Takes place two weeks earlier
In a nearby town, two young teenagers, Nate Dodds and Jerry White stop at the 24 7 Diner and ask for a ride to Camp Crystal Lake. The diner's patrons refuse to acknowledge their presence and ignore them entirely. Outside, the boys come upon a wild-eyed young man who makes a slashing gesture across his throat and begins howling in laughter. Nate and Jerry quickly shy away from the strange individual and continue towards the campground on foot.

At Camp Crystal Lake, five young men and women arrive at the site to begin working as junior counselors before the official re-opening of the campground. Included in this group are Ryan (a UCLA student), Sasha (his curmudgeon girlfriend), Brian Evans (a neo-hippie), Rico (a former drug dealer), Alisha Jackson (Rico's girlfriend) and Sally Thomas (a troubled young woman). They meet the property manage Trevor Gaines and the senior counselor Mike Burns. Gaines tells them about the reputation the camp has garnered over the years, specifically the legendary serial killings wrought by the deranged masked murderer, Jason Voorhees. Gaines wants to use the camp's nightmarish history as a marketing ploy. After introductions are made, Gaines leaves the group in the care of Mike Burns.

That afternoon, the teens take some time to relax on a wooden raft out on the lake. Brian Evans and Mike Burns appear to be experts on the campground's bloody history and they tell the others the story of Jason Voorhees and his murderous mother Pamela Voorhees. As the teens continue to converse, Sally decides to take a swim. As she nears the center of the lake, she feels something tugging at her foot. Suddenly, she is dragged beneath the water whereupon she sees images of dozens of mutilated children.

Appearing in "Friday the 13th"

Featured Characters:

  • Alisha Jackson
  • Brian Evans
  • Rico
  • Ryan
  • Sasha
  • Sally Thomas

Supporting Characters:

  • Jerry White
  • Mike Burns
  • Nate Dodds
  • Trevor Gaines


  • Jason Voorhees
  • The Spirits of Crystal Lake

Other Characters:

  • Martha
  • Richard
  • Unnamed Sheriff


  • New Jersey
  • 24 7 Diner
  • Camp Crystal Lake
    • Crystal Lake
    • Lake Trail


  • Jason's hockey mask
  • Jason's machete



  • Friday the 13th is a six-issue limited series published by WildStorm Productions. The series is based on the popular Friday the 13th horror film franchise by Paramount Studios and New Line Cinema.
  • This issue contains explicit material and is suggested for mature readers.
  • An variant edition of this issue was published with an alternate cover illustrated by Tim Bradstreet.
  • Several references are made to Jason's mother, Pamela Voorhees, in this issue.
  • This issue also references two other characters introduced in the 1980 Friday the 13th film,


  • WildStorm Productions treats the 1980 Friday the 13th film as part of its canonical comic book history. It is unknown whether the events from the film's sequels are likewise preserved in comic continuity.
  • Trevor Gaines makes a reference to "Sleep-Away Camp" in this issue. This is actually a pun on the 1983 horror film Sleepaway Camp, which was one of more than a dozen such films that borrowed from the Friday the 13th formula during the 1980s.

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