Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 (Paperback)

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As you can guess from the title, something terrible is happening in Archer's Peak, and the only person that can stop it is Erica Slaughter. While the premise is something we've seen a thousand times, it is carried by its badass characters, and amazing art which highlights the creepiness of this rural town. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Umbrella Academy are sure to enjoy this! — From Tim's picks

There is nothing I love more than a good Monster Hunter story. And this one has it ALL: a spooky small town, a mysterious slayer with mysterious abilities, and guts and gore galore. Plus, the way it's drawn is downright cinematic. You can practically hear the bass drop of the (imaginary) score when the title card howls "SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN" at you. Volume 2 can't get into my hands fast enough.
— From Anna's Picks


When children begin to go missing in the town of Archer’s Peak, all hope seems lost until a mysterious woman arrives to reveal that terrifying creatures are behind the chaos - and that she alone will destroy them, no matter the cost.


When the children of Archer's Peak—a sleepy town in the heart of America—begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible details of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to be the only one who sees what they can see. 

Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.

GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (The Woods, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new story about staring into the abyss.

Collects Something is Killing the Children #1-5.

About the Author

Werther Dell'Edera (born January 1, 1975) is an Italian comic book artist who provided interior art for the unreleased comic Aliens: Colonial Marines - Rising Threat for Dark Horse Comics, as Well as Marvel Comics, and BOOM! Studios hit Something is Killing the Children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781684155583
ISBN-10: 1684155584
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Publication Date: May 26th, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English