Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1 (Paperback)

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Monsters aren’t real. They’re just stories made up to keep kids in check. Except lately there has been someone, or something taking the children and killing them. No one comes back alive and no one knows what they look like. No one, except Erica, a quiet hunter, and James, a boy who witnessed the deaths of his friends. 

Will this unlikely duo be able to stop what hides in the shadows, or will they themselves be devoured?


— From Après April Staff 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