Something is Killing the Children, Volume One
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.IT’S THE MONSTERS WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID. 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.

Something is Killing the Children, Volume One Details

TitleSomething is Killing the Children, Volume One
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 26th, 2020
PublisherBOOM! Studios
ISBN-139781684155583
Rating
GenreHorror, Sequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy

Something is Killing the Children, Volume One Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Something is Killing the Children is both the title and the plot summary of this awful comic to which I would append: - And It’s Not Worth Reading Any Further! Monsters in a small town are killing children. So some random chick comes to town and starts killing monsters. It really is that simplistically braindead. Questions like: who are these monsters? Why are they killing children specifically? Why here and now? Who is this girl, the improbably named Erica Slaughter? Why is she killing monsters Something is Killing the Children is both the title and the plot summary of this awful comic to which I would append: - And It’s Not Worth Reading Any Further! Monsters in a small town are killing children. So some random chick comes to town and starts killing monsters. It really is that simplistically braindead. Questions like: who are these monsters? Why are they killing children specifically? Why here and now? Who is this girl, the improbably named Erica Slaughter? Why is she killing monsters? Who is she working for? None of those are even posed let alone answered. Well, the latter is hinted at except what we see only raises more questions. No, instead we need to introduce more forgettable characters to witter on about nothing to one another while monsters kill children and this girl kills monsters. It’s such a boring, uninvolving story. Werther Dell’Edera’s art is really ugly - Matt Kindt-level trash. Really flat pictures, very pencilly, dull colours - just hard to look at. The monsters are your generic giant bug monsters with glowing eyes - such unimaginative designs. I should’ve expected this given James Tynion IV is such a poor writer - he’s yet to write anything worth reading and Something is Killing the Children is just more drek to throw on the pile. I’m really worried about the future of Batman now that this guy’s behind the wheel (for now).
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  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, man, I loved this SO MUCH. My heart hurt for poor little James and everyone else in this town, but it's hard to focus for long on the tragedy of these missing and murdered children when this incredibly badass monster hunter, Erica Slaughter, arrives. I loved everything about her character and I seriously need to know more of her back story ASAP. Everything from her character design to her snarky attitude to her fearlessness in the face of monsters had me totally rooting for her and I can't w Oh, man, I loved this SO MUCH. My heart hurt for poor little James and everyone else in this town, but it's hard to focus for long on the tragedy of these missing and murdered children when this incredibly badass monster hunter, Erica Slaughter, arrives. I loved everything about her character and I seriously need to know more of her back story ASAP. Everything from her character design to her snarky attitude to her fearlessness in the face of monsters had me totally rooting for her and I can't wait to read more!Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Tina Haigler
    January 1, 1970
    I graciously received this as an ARC from Netgalley for review. Thank you so much!Honestly guys, I had no idea what to expect, and I was a little worried. I love horror, but typically I do not handle things involving kids very well. Was this going to be a gore fest? I really hoped not, but I prepared myself for it anyway. Did the author take a different route? A psychological thriller perhaps? Would it be a man instead of a monster? Was it going to be a slow burn, or would it jump into the story I graciously received this as an ARC from Netgalley for review. Thank you so much!Honestly guys, I had no idea what to expect, and I was a little worried. I love horror, but typically I do not handle things involving kids very well. Was this going to be a gore fest? I really hoped not, but I prepared myself for it anyway. Did the author take a different route? A psychological thriller perhaps? Would it be a man instead of a monster? Was it going to be a slow burn, or would it jump into the story pretty much right away? I couldn't wait to find out.Well friends, I'm happy to say, this was superb! I read it as soon as I got it, and it did not disappoint! What fun! I didn't have to sift through pages and pages of background info, bored out of my mind. It only took a few pages for the action to begin. The story was intriguing, and it was paced so that I didn't get bombarded with information. I got just enough to keep me interested, while also making me want to pick up the future volumes that I'm sure will go deeper into the mythology as the series goes on. The art was very pleasing to the eye, and the color was gorgeous. The lines were sharp when necessary, but muted in other places, thereby controlling the scenes and how they were seen by the eye. I never got the different characters mixed up, or panels confused, and the dark tone of the colors matched this story perfectly. The whole book was absolutely wonderful.I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone who loves the horror genre, in all it's forms. I believe this is to be appropriate for ages 13 and up.
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  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    This might be the fastest I've ever gotten to an ARC in my life! I don't read a ton of comic books or graphic novels, but I like to dive in occasionally, especially when they feature a dark mystery/thriller vibe. The reviews of Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 have been overwhelmingly positive, and after seeing my friend Destiny give this bind up such a glowing review, I had to start it immediately. This is one of the best YA comic series I've encountered; it had everything! The graphics This might be the fastest I've ever gotten to an ARC in my life! I don't read a ton of comic books or graphic novels, but I like to dive in occasionally, especially when they feature a dark mystery/thriller vibe. The reviews of Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 have been overwhelmingly positive, and after seeing my friend Destiny give this bind up such a glowing review, I had to start it immediately. This is one of the best YA comic series I've encountered; it had everything! The graphics are crisp and gorgeous, the storyline had me on the edge of my seat, and we get some closure while also receiving a bombshell to set up the next segment of the story. I can't wait to find out more about Erika and her backstory, and in the meantime I will be checking out Tynion's other series The Woods, Vol. 1: The Arrow, which happens to already be on my bookshelf. Highly recommended!Content Warning-(view spoiler)[Gore, Murder, Dismemberment, Monsters, Homophobia (challenged and portrayed as wrong), substance abuse, the use of a firearm (hide spoiler)]*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
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  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    5/5 read. These first 5 comics will make up the trade paperback coming out soon (depending on distribution and printing given the virus situation we are all in). This is one of my new fave series of the last year. It’s got intrigue, a lead gal, crazy scary monsters, dump police, a secret society (I think?), and missing children. I mean what more can you ask for? Oh yeah and girly uses knives and a chainsaw to fight. Yeah that’s right a chainsaw. If you don’t like children being injured/killed or 5/5 read. These first 5 comics will make up the trade paperback coming out soon (depending on distribution and printing given the virus situation we are all in). This is one of my new fave series of the last year. It’s got intrigue, a lead gal, crazy scary monsters, dump police, a secret society (I think?), and missing children. I mean what more can you ask for? Oh yeah and girly uses knives and a chainsaw to fight. Yeah that’s right a chainsaw. If you don’t like children being injured/killed or too much gore this may not be the series for you. If, like me, reading that made you think ‘sweet sign me up’ then you should grab this new horror series immediately. You’ll be on the cutting edge of what I think could be the next Walking Dead or Monstress series in popularity. Side note: the bandana she wears is badass and I need a mask like it to wear when I’m getting groceries. —it’s odd two months ago I would have had people think I was nuts to cover my face to shop; now it’s standard procedure. *shakes head* And this is why we need fiction that is more horrific than reality... to keep us all sane. Because at least we aren’t living in a world of “something is killing the children”.
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  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this. It's Tim Seeley's Imaginary Fiends crossed with a rated R Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The first five issues are pretty straight forward with little hints about larger worldbuilding to come. In a small town in Wisconsin, children are dying. Not only dying but being brutally ripped apart. Enter Erica Slaughter, a badass Goth Buffy going from town to town stopping monsters from killing children. Tynion knows his horror. He quickly sets the mood and a sense of dread hangs over I absolutely loved this. It's Tim Seeley's Imaginary Fiends crossed with a rated R Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The first five issues are pretty straight forward with little hints about larger worldbuilding to come. In a small town in Wisconsin, children are dying. Not only dying but being brutally ripped apart. Enter Erica Slaughter, a badass Goth Buffy going from town to town stopping monsters from killing children. Tynion knows his horror. He quickly sets the mood and a sense of dread hangs over the entire book. Werther Dell'Edera's art reminds me of a less cartoony Tim Sale. He has a good use of shadow. It works really well with this book.Received a review copy from Boom and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.
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  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    James Tynion IV has come a long way. He was always a solid writer but goddamn his recent output has been great. Something is killing children is by far the best horror book since Sink for me. So now that we got that out of the way, what is it about? Well it starts off like any good spooky story, with a spooky ghost story. James, our main character, begins to tell all his friends at a sleepover about a creature in the woods. Ohhhhh scary, huh? Well except soon after all these kids end up slaughte James Tynion IV has come a long way. He was always a solid writer but goddamn his recent output has been great. Something is killing children is by far the best horror book since Sink for me. So now that we got that out of the way, what is it about? Well it starts off like any good spooky story, with a spooky ghost story. James, our main character, begins to tell all his friends at a sleepover about a creature in the woods. Ohhhhh scary, huh? Well except soon after all these kids end up slaughtered, ripped apart, and killed in disturbing ways. All James was trying to do was tell a damn story....Soon into the first issue a mysterious girl with a skull mask comes out of the woods, bloody, holding a big ass butcher like knife. With cryptic dialogue a little girl asks her if the big bad monsters are gone and this bloody young woman assures her all is good. When James and this mysterious monster hunter meet things get even weirder, better, and scary. Honestly, this is easily one of the most captivating books of the year already. With amazing dialogue, really good pacing, excellent tone and art, and a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more, it's gotta be on everyone's recommended list. A super easy 5 out of 5.
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  • Lukasz
    January 1, 1970
    Wow.Tynion IV doesn't pull any punches but he knows what he's doing. In Something is Killing the Children, he finds a perfect balance between a morbid, disturbing atmosphere and dramatic writing. Add haunting artwork to the mix, and you get something special.Loved it. ARC through NetGalley
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  • Xavier Hugonet
    January 1, 1970
    Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 collects issues one to five of the new comic by James Tynion IV, with artist Wherther Dell’Edera, coloriste Miquel Muerto, and letterers Andwold Design. Published by Boom! Studios (2020)The title is not misleading at all as, as early as the first issue, several children are indeed getting killed by something. It’s a welcome change from, for example, the book John Dies at the End by David Wong, in which John died in the middle of the book (then got better) Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 collects issues one to five of the new comic by James Tynion IV, with artist Wherther Dell’Edera, coloriste Miquel Muerto, and letterers Andwold Design. Published by Boom! Studios (2020)The title is not misleading at all as, as early as the first issue, several children are indeed getting killed by something. It’s a welcome change from, for example, the book John Dies at the End by David Wong, in which John died in the middle of the book (then got better)Those knowing award-winning writer James Tynion IV also know he’s good at horror. This showed as early as his works on the Eight Seal, Memetic/Cogneric/Eugenic, The Woods, or Justice League Dark. On a dare, a group of Archer’s Peak teenagers decide to explore a ravine in which something might, or might not be hidden. Only one of them comes back, deeply traumatized, with a story baffling the local cops.Then, enters a hard edged blonde girl, « Erica Slaughter », probably related to the Winchester brothers. At least, she has a similar support system, in the form of a weird secret (or not ?) society . And, she doesn’t seem too keen on monsters killing children. Unfortunately, her attitude and communication skills rivaling those of Jack Reacher lead her to antagonize people who aren’t bad, per se, but can’t help seeing her as the enemy. A fantastic and coherent atmosphere is set up by the collaborating creatives from the very first issue. In spite of all the action, time is spent developing the town and its inhabitants, and establishing well defined characters of importance, such as the original survivor, Daniel, the Sherif, and the brother of one of the victims. The art is a perfect fit to the story. The use of ever changing color palettes is notable, going from dark to bright and the other way around, playing with our nerves and sense of dread in the process. It’s an horror story that doesn’t pull any punches. But, no cheap scares are used in the process. That’s not in the habit of James Tynion IV, and he wasn’t going to start now (fortunately)This first volume provides us with a complete story, but open many doors for more. We don’t know the motivation of the monster, nor the reason for one of his main abilities. The nature, members, origin and resources of the cabal supporting Erica in her mission also remains totally mysterious, for now anyway. And, finally, Erica herself remains a puzzle. I can’t wait to read further issues of this title. If you like your horror with substance, this is a book for you. If you don’t, well, try it anyway (after all, I also enjoy the mindless but hilarious Hack/Slash)The back pages offers clean covers, variants included, and a preview of The Woods, Yearbook editions. Thanks to Boom! Studios, and Netgalley for the ARC provided in exchange for this unbiased review.
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  • Alexander Peterhans
    January 1, 1970
    It's It: The Comic! Now that lazy comparison-blurt is out of the way, this is a book about a town, where children have been disappearing for a while now, and it turns out something is, in fact, killing those children. Luckily, there is a kickass teenage girl that is hunting the somethings, and now she is being helped by a young boy who narrowly escaped the somethings while all his friends got brutally murdered.It's a real case of First Volume Syndrome - characters are introduced (and they are be It's It: The Comic! Now that lazy comparison-blurt is out of the way, this is a book about a town, where children have been disappearing for a while now, and it turns out something is, in fact, killing those children. Luckily, there is a kickass teenage girl that is hunting the somethings, and now she is being helped by a young boy who narrowly escaped the somethings while all his friends got brutally murdered.It's a real case of First Volume Syndrome - characters are introduced (and they are believable, interesting people), the monsters are introduced, there are more supernatural events, and all of it is unexplained. We'll have to keep reading to find out where all of this is going. My interest is certainly piqued, and that is enough for now.I really liked the art - nice and scratchy. If I have one criticism, it's that the design of the monsters isn't that inspired.3.5 stars (for now)(Kindly received an ARC from Boom! Studios through Netgalley)
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  • Nen & Jen
    January 1, 1970
    Something is Killing the Children, with its gruesome title and captivating cover, has all of the initial hallmarks of a gripping graphic novel read. From the cover’s depiction of monster-infested woods, unexplained events and a woman ready to fight back I was expecting this story to keep me on the edge of my seat and awake at night.Unfortunately, that’s not what happened.Instead, Something is Killing the Children moved at a slumber-inducing pace that seemed to detract from the story’s attempt to Something is Killing the Children, with its gruesome title and captivating cover, has all of the initial hallmarks of a gripping graphic novel read. From the cover’s depiction of monster-infested woods, unexplained events and a woman ready to fight back I was expecting this story to keep me on the edge of my seat and awake at night.Unfortunately, that’s not what happened.Instead, Something is Killing the Children moved at a slumber-inducing pace that seemed to detract from the story’s attempt to build an intense atmosphere. The images were sufficiently gruesome (in a light horror kind of way) and the gore was present early on in the story. As you’d expect from a GN of this genre. The images’ dark tones and vivid splash of red were eye-catching however they failed to truly gain my attention. Once I’d read a section of the story I wasn’t inclined to go back to stare at any particular spread (as I’d usually do, if in awe of the artwork).While the story attempted to weave multiple facets of the mystery surrounding the monsters’ appearance in the town – the lost children, James’ near miss while his friends were murdered, the police investigation – this wasn’t very effective in keeping my interest. The characters were hard to connect to and with the exception of Erica Slaughter I wasn’t overly invested in their story.The mystery around Erica and her appearance in the town was the most interesting part of the story and kept me reading until the end. That said, I wouldn’t say I’m interested enough to read Vol. 2. It was a decent horror read but not one I’d read again therefore I’m rating it 2.5 stars.2.5 Stars
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    *thank you to Netgalley, James Tynion IV and BOOM! Studios for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*1.5 stars.I couldn't decide between 1 star or 2. So I chose 1.5 because it wasn't bad, it just wasn't for me. I didn't connect with the story and the artwork just isn't my style. I did like parts but not a lot of it and not enough to increase my star rating. I guess I was expecting it to be scary to a degree but I didn't feel that at all. Unfortunately this is a miss from me but it *thank you to Netgalley, James Tynion IV and BOOM! Studios for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*1.5 stars.I couldn't decide between 1 star or 2. So I chose 1.5 because it wasn't bad, it just wasn't for me. I didn't connect with the story and the artwork just isn't my style. I did like parts but not a lot of it and not enough to increase my star rating. I guess I was expecting it to be scary to a degree but I didn't feel that at all. Unfortunately this is a miss from me but it does seem to be quite well liked so I hope you all make up your own mind and take this review as just my own opinion.I will add though that I do really like the cover despite that I didn't enjoy the artwork overall. The cover is rather eye catching which is what got my attention in the first place.
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  • Théo M. (bookswiththeo)
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely has a lot of potential. Really liked Erica’s character. Would be interested to see where the story goes. Would make a really good Netflix tv show.
  • Wilmarie (lesbe.reader on IG)
    January 1, 1970
    This is a temporary review. I promise I'll make a better one and a translation in the very near future.OH MY GOD!!! THIS WAS SO GOOD!!! I loved it so much!!! I can't handle how good this was. I am in a post-reading high and I love every second of it. I've been dying to read this story but I hate having to read the issues as they come out so when I saw this was on Netgalley it was an instant request. I was nervous though because my expectations were so high but it did not disappoint. This graphic This is a temporary review. I promise I'll make a better one and a translation in the very near future.OH MY GOD!!! THIS WAS SO GOOD!!! I loved it so much!!! I can't handle how good this was. I am in a post-reading high and I love every second of it. I've been dying to read this story but I hate having to read the issues as they come out so when I saw this was on Netgalley it was an instant request. I was nervous though because my expectations were so high but it did not disappoint. This graphic novel is exactly what I needed in my life. I was in a horror mood but couldn't find a horror graphic novel that was gory, actual horror, and was truly entertaining and then this bad boy came into my life. The art was fantastic and just the perfect amount of goriness. The story was a bit slow at times but it never stopped me from being entertained. Every element of this was great. I can't wait for volume two, waiting while torturous. I will be definitely getting a copy.Rating: 4 stars
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  • RG
    January 1, 1970
    This is getting hyped however I wanted a little more world building/backstory plus some characterisation. It just felt a little stilted
  • BadassCmd
    January 1, 1970
    I thought this first Volume was a good read and interesting start into a series.And not something for the faint of heart (tw graphic deaths and a lot of blood) and the art was horrifying, but still really cool/well done.It's not the most complex setup so far:There's a monster in the woods that kills children and can only be seen by children. A woman comes into the town to slaughter the monster.And then there are mysterious people she is connected to, a kind of third eye that lets her see the mon I thought this first Volume was a good read and interesting start into a series.And not something for the faint of heart (tw graphic deaths and a lot of blood) and the art was horrifying, but still really cool/well done.It's not the most complex setup so far:There's a monster in the woods that kills children and can only be seen by children. A woman comes into the town to slaughter the monster.And then there are mysterious people she is connected to, a kind of third eye that lets her see the monsters, and weird puppets that seem to have demon-esque entities in them and might help her but still be bloodthirsty assholes.The plot isn't too long yet and there are a lot of unanswered questions - it's only a Vol. 1 after all. But I'd definitely like to see how the plot continues and if it (hopefully) develops into a more deep and fascinating bigger story.
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  • Martina
    January 1, 1970
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This graphic novel is really good. It has some Stranger Things and IT vibes, and that's something I really enjoyed. The story starts in medias res and I appreciated it. I don't think there's a lack of a backstory, but I feel like everything will be explained in the following volumes. Not knowing everything, makes the character and plot even more mysterious. So, I'm eager to discover more about it.I The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This graphic novel is really good. It has some Stranger Things and IT vibes, and that's something I really enjoyed. The story starts in medias res and I appreciated it. I don't think there's a lack of a backstory, but I feel like everything will be explained in the following volumes. Not knowing everything, makes the character and plot even more mysterious. So, I'm eager to discover more about it.I found Something is Killing the Children Vol.1 very captivating and with an art style that I really liked. Can't wait to read the following ones!
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  • Alan
    January 1, 1970
    The sound bite description, and yes I know some authors have recently railed against the use of comparison and sound bites when describing a new book/series. Here it goes anyways-What if Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a bit more punk, a bit more damaged, but still was very good at her job? Her job being killing things that go bump in the night? If that catches you, then this tale about monster killer Erica Slaughter will likely catch your attention.When the reader meets Erica she's entering this s The sound bite description, and yes I know some authors have recently railed against the use of comparison and sound bites when describing a new book/series. Here it goes anyways-What if Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a bit more punk, a bit more damaged, but still was very good at her job? Her job being killing things that go bump in the night? If that catches you, then this tale about monster killer Erica Slaughter will likely catch your attention.When the reader meets Erica she's entering this small, rural town (my interpretation of the locale) via bus. But she has money, she receives information and directions as to what she is looking for and hunting. Her "people' seem able to get the local authority out of the way.Erica is very good at her job, but something has scared her. Or, is it just seeing too many dead children killed by too many monsters?
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    HOW DARE THE UNIVERSE MAKE ME WAIT MONTHS FOR VOLUME TWO!I freakin' loved this. I picked up the first issue and knew it would be fantastic, but I didn't realize HOW fantastic - I loved the art, I'm dying to know what happens next, and Erica is SO COOL!
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  • Danni The Girl
    January 1, 1970
    It was ok. I don't get where Erica came from, but I'm guessing we find that out in later comics. I think I expected more horror, it didn't really get me feeling hooked. The ending was good, left on a good cliff hanger, the octopus is also something different, I liked him.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    One of the most interesting series I've read this year.Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5Total review score: 4 One of the most interesting series I've read this year.Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5Total review score: 4
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  • Lilith Knight
    January 1, 1970
    It was good, fast paced and gory, but I would love a little bit more backstory and character development.
  • Siina
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, I'm just saying. Something is Killing the Children is like Vaughan's Saga, just mind-blowing, disturbing and amazing. James, you surely nailed this! There's a hint of Stranger Things in this, but this is darker and better actually. Archers Peak is a small town, where children go suddenly missing. The few who come back have terrible stories of monsters to tell and bodies are dismantled, blood everywhere. Then comes a weird girl with a stuffed animal, Erica Slaughter. She believes and promise Wow, I'm just saying. Something is Killing the Children is like Vaughan's Saga, just mind-blowing, disturbing and amazing. James, you surely nailed this! There's a hint of Stranger Things in this, but this is darker and better actually. Archers Peak is a small town, where children go suddenly missing. The few who come back have terrible stories of monsters to tell and bodies are dismantled, blood everywhere. Then comes a weird girl with a stuffed animal, Erica Slaughter. She believes and promises to get rid of the monsters, but the adults cannot see them. This is such a great comic and it's not a hero type of thing as such, but more like the necessity to do what needs to be done. Nothing is explained, which I adored and this was full blast with calm and terrible serenity at the same time. Even the cover is perfect and the atmosphere is out of this world!The art looks so awesomely fine and works so well with the heavy feelings. The blood and splatter are just enough not to be macabre and the comic is purely beautifully nasty. It's hard to do that well so that the balance stays. The pace is wonderful and suffocating and I cannot wait to read what happens next. This is horror, but not per say really, which is great, since I'm not a fan of horror. It's one of those comics you know are right on the spot and something else. Just wow, try this!
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  • Theresa
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC through NetGalley from BOOM! Studios for this adult horror graphic novel. James’s friends were all brutally murdered and he is the only survivor. Now he is in high school exile as the weird kid who might have killed all his friends. Enter, mysterious monster hunter Erica Slaughter who needs James and the sheriff to give her enough information to find the monsters lair. Erica is a tough chick, but she is also pretty odd. The art is decent and the story is easy enough to follow. I received an ARC through NetGalley from BOOM! Studios for this adult horror graphic novel. James’s friends were all brutally murdered and he is the only survivor. Now he is in high school exile as the weird kid who might have killed all his friends. Enter, mysterious monster hunter Erica Slaughter who needs James and the sheriff to give her enough information to find the monsters lair. Erica is a tough chick, but she is also pretty odd. The art is decent and the story is easy enough to follow. There isn’t a ton of substance, but if this series becomes anything like James Tynion IV’s other series The Woods, it will build with each consecutive volume and become an extremely intense story. I enjoyed The Woods and because of that I have full intentions of continuing this series and seeing what kind of world Erica Slaughter lives in.
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  • Juli R
    January 1, 1970
    [ENG]I need more, just more. Something is Killing the Children is a horror comic really well done, but I feel like we could have more info about the characters especially about Erica and the organization who works with her (or is Erica working for them?)However, I love the style in general. All the bright colors, the shapes of the shadows and all the details in the background.I want to read the second arc right now but only If explains something more about Erica and the monsters in general. Alth [ENG]I need more, just more. Something is Killing the Children is a horror comic really well done, but I feel like we could have more info about the characters especially about Erica and the organization who works with her (or is Erica working for them?)However, I love the style in general. All the bright colors, the shapes of the shadows and all the details in the background.I want to read the second arc right now but only If explains something more about Erica and the monsters in general. Although I was feeling that lack of backstory from time to time, Something is Killing the Children is a great comic. If you like to read horror, you should read this comic.*The E-Arc was kindly provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*[ESP]Necesito más, solo más. "Something is Killing the Children" es un cómic de horror muy bien hecho pero siento que pudimos haber tenido más información acerca de los personajes, en especial de Erica y la organización que trabaja con ella (¿O Erica es quien trabaja para ellos?)Sin embargo, amo el estilo en general. Los colores brillantes, las sombras y los fondos son increíbles.Quiero leer el segundo ya mismo pero solo si explica un poco más acerca de Erica y los monstruos en general. A pensar de que sentí una falta de trasfondo cada tanto, "Something is Killing the Children" es un cómic excelente.Si te gusta leer horror/terror, deberías leerlo.*Reseña completa en el blog dentro de poco*
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    * I received an arc copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* This graphic novel has an interesting concept and story line to it! It kept my attention the entire time I was reading it. Basically the entire course of the graphic novel you are trying to find out what is killing all the children who went missing. Once you start reading it you don’t want to stop until you get to the end because it is so intense you want to find out who or what is killing these children. I feel l * I received an arc copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* This graphic novel has an interesting concept and story line to it! It kept my attention the entire time I was reading it. Basically the entire course of the graphic novel you are trying to find out what is killing all the children who went missing. Once you start reading it you don’t want to stop until you get to the end because it is so intense you want to find out who or what is killing these children. I feel like if you aren’t big on graphic novels but you like a good murder mystery this is a graphic novel for you to read! I really enjoyed it all the way through and I definitely can’t wait to have the next volume!
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  • April Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    *ARC received from Netgalley in return for an honest review*The gore in the real is real and it is a wonderful take on horror. The art plays well into the atmosphere of the read. You feel like you've been thrown into the dark world of Stephen King or Locke & Key. Grief has a funny way of messing with us all in different ways in this story does a nice job of starting to explore that.However, you are very much thrown into this reading with not much explanation for a few of the characters and the p *ARC received from Netgalley in return for an honest review*The gore in the real is real and it is a wonderful take on horror. The art plays well into the atmosphere of the read. You feel like you've been thrown into the dark world of Stephen King or Locke & Key. Grief has a funny way of messing with us all in different ways in this story does a nice job of starting to explore that.However, you are very much thrown into this reading with not much explanation for a few of the characters and the panel reading can be a bit messy in a digital format.Overall a very moody read with lots of gore thrown.
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  • Craig
    January 1, 1970
    Guess I was expecting a bit more out of this. It's a very simple premise: there's a monster in this small Wisconsin town that is brutally killing children. Enter a young woman, versed in the ways of killing monsters. It appears that only people of a certain age can see the monster--kids can, adults can't. And there are some hints of a larger world out there (the organization behind Erica Slaughter) and a hint that things are only going to get worse. I liked the art and what story there was. I ju Guess I was expecting a bit more out of this. It's a very simple premise: there's a monster in this small Wisconsin town that is brutally killing children. Enter a young woman, versed in the ways of killing monsters. It appears that only people of a certain age can see the monster--kids can, adults can't. And there are some hints of a larger world out there (the organization behind Erica Slaughter) and a hint that things are only going to get worse. I liked the art and what story there was. I just wish it had been a bit more developed.
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  • Nichole
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed the graphics, and the story was pretty good, but this just wasn't my favorite. I'm pretty new to graphic novels and I just need to figure out what I like. I don't have anything bad to say about this, it just wasn't for me.I received a copy from Net Galley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Evelyn
    January 1, 1970
    This was gory.. But so good!
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