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GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back. When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible s GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back. When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible stories 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 see 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.


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GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back. When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible s GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back. When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible stories 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 see 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.

30 review for Something is Killing the Children #1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bookishrealm

    Update! Here's my full review: https://bookishrealmreviews.blogspot.... This was such a crazy first issue!! I thought it was weird at first but I should have known that I was going to enjoy the paranormal and supernatural elements. The artwork was phenomenal and I’m really looking forward to how the story is going to continue. Since this focuses on a creature that attacks children I’m very curious on how the adults in this comic are going to continue to handle what’s going on especially when they Update! Here's my full review: https://bookishrealmreviews.blogspot.... This was such a crazy first issue!! I thought it was weird at first but I should have known that I was going to enjoy the paranormal and supernatural elements. The artwork was phenomenal and I’m really looking forward to how the story is going to continue. Since this focuses on a creature that attacks children I’m very curious on how the adults in this comic are going to continue to handle what’s going on especially when they find out that it’s not an animal that’s killing the children. If you’ve never heard of this one definitely give it a shot!

  2. 5 out of 5

    A.B. Neilly

    I found this comic fascinating. So much O read four of them in a night. Beautiful drawings, urban phantasy with graphic violence and horror. It resonates with the deepest terrors that we have as children. It reminds me of Stephen King and Clove Barker with a bit of Scooby Doo. I love it and I intend to read the full series as soon as is available.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lena

    Decent art, decent story starter, but it’s nothing special yet. Not that monster hunting can’t be fun, lol. Decent art, decent story starter, but it’s nothing special yet. Not that monster hunting can’t be fun, lol.

  4. 5 out of 5

    M. [storme reads a lot]

    Update: I like it better now, glad I tried again. Thanks hoopla Short, kind of boring. I did like how creepy they were. I don’t think I am going to read any more of these though.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Israel

    Very interesting book. I'm eager to read the rest of the series. Erica is a very interesting character shrouded in mystery. James is a boy desperate to save his town, and I'm curious to see how he develops through the books. The art is well done, though in the beginning I got the boys confused and by the end I still got two of the adult males confused. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes spooky things. I was given a digital ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Very interesting book. I'm eager to read the rest of the series. Erica is a very interesting character shrouded in mystery. James is a boy desperate to save his town, and I'm curious to see how he develops through the books. The art is well done, though in the beginning I got the boys confused and by the end I still got two of the adult males confused. Definitely recommend to anyone who likes spooky things. I was given a digital ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lili Marcus

    Aaah, this is too short. I don't usually read graphic novels but this one's cover is nice and so I thought the content must be equally good. I wasn't wrong. The concept of this novel is so intriguing, dark, and fascinating. It's so atmospheric which is my absolute favorite. I highly enjoyed every part of it that I know I'll read the next issue soon. The art is really good too and I'm surprised that this graphic novel is not widely known. It deserves more readers. I received an e-ARC from the publ Aaah, this is too short. I don't usually read graphic novels but this one's cover is nice and so I thought the content must be equally good. I wasn't wrong. The concept of this novel is so intriguing, dark, and fascinating. It's so atmospheric which is my absolute favorite. I highly enjoyed every part of it that I know I'll read the next issue soon. The art is really good too and I'm surprised that this graphic novel is not widely known. It deserves more readers. I received an e-ARC from the publisher/author via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion regarding the book in any way.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rose

    Deeply dark and fascinating beginning to a story. I just picked it up off the shelf on a whim, because the cover was so appealling, and it lived up to it. I'm eagerly awaiting the next issue. Deeply dark and fascinating beginning to a story. I just picked it up off the shelf on a whim, because the cover was so appealling, and it lived up to it. I'm eagerly awaiting the next issue.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Etienne

    That's intriguing. Way better then I thoughts it would be. Thrilling, good suspense, an horror vibes to it as well. I'm in! Let's read the second one! That's intriguing. Way better then I thoughts it would be. Thrilling, good suspense, an horror vibes to it as well. I'm in! Let's read the second one!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Now that's a strong first issue. Now that's a strong first issue.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gabrielle (Has stopped making reading a chore)

    I picked this up on a whim, and I'm so glad I did. The protag is a strong, cool woman, and I was immediately there for it - girls that kick monster butt, especially in dark horror settings, are my FAVE. It's very dark and sometimes pretty gore-y, so steer clear if those things aren't for you. I picked this up on a whim, and I'm so glad I did. The protag is a strong, cool woman, and I was immediately there for it - girls that kick monster butt, especially in dark horror settings, are my FAVE. It's very dark and sometimes pretty gore-y, so steer clear if those things aren't for you.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jenn Lopez

    This is right up my alley for graphic novels. Weird, gore, the unexplained, kick-ass fighter/ killer girl. Read the first issue during my lunch break and going to find the rest of the issues.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rui

    Review of all available issues #1-12 but the series is still ongoing "I'm not a superhero. I'm just a tired, sad lady who knows how to kill these things, and I am going to try my damnedest to end it this time. So what do you say?" Issue 9 This series would be 3 stars because everyone in this town is dumb but Erica Slaughter gets her own badass star. It's like, how many children need to die before they listen to her and actually do something right for once? I love her character design, practic Review of all available issues #1-12 but the series is still ongoing "I'm not a superhero. I'm just a tired, sad lady who knows how to kill these things, and I am going to try my damnedest to end it this time. So what do you say?" Issue 9 This series would be 3 stars because everyone in this town is dumb but Erica Slaughter gets her own badass star. It's like, how many children need to die before they listen to her and actually do something right for once? I love her character design, practical and sassy personality, and watching her slice through monsters with a machete. That's all I'm here to see. The art looks rough but it has its charm and I think it's very effective. The cover art for each issue is so awesome! Slow burn urban horror.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

    This is only 30 pages so there’s not a lot to have an opinion on, but what I’ve read I enjoyed and am intrigued.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Andria Potter

    I like the art style but I didn't love the story. I'm not really big on horror but I loved Horrorstor so thought I would give this a try. It's probably not for me personally but I still liked it. 4 🌟. Further review possible I like the art style but I didn't love the story. I'm not really big on horror but I loved Horrorstor so thought I would give this a try. It's probably not for me personally but I still liked it. 4 🌟. Further review possible

  15. 4 out of 5

    Anirudh Mazumdar

    {3.5/5.0} There's a lot of inspiration needed to come up with a story like this because the instance you pick up this book you find a near resemblance to some of the horror sci-fi you might have come across in a movie or a book but still, it feels like fresh air. So the story revolves around a town where children are gone missing and later found in the woods but too late to be identified. James is the one who got away, but police won't believe what he saw neither his friends, for them, he is the ki {3.5/5.0} There's a lot of inspiration needed to come up with a story like this because the instance you pick up this book you find a near resemblance to some of the horror sci-fi you might have come across in a movie or a book but still, it feels like fresh air. So the story revolves around a town where children are gone missing and later found in the woods but too late to be identified. James is the one who got away, but police won't believe what he saw neither his friends, for them, he is the killer. But Erica knows it all, she faced such unknown identities before and willing to stop it again but this time in an unknown town with unknown motives.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Stacie

    This has a relatively basic set up. A group of kids are found horrendously murdered, and a few characters need to fight the evil being that's running amok on the woods. We don't actually see these characters do much, other than just coming to terms with their current monster-fighting reality. This first installment was mostly laying down the groundwork for what I'm assuming will be monster battles ahead. There's nothing inherently wrong with this, it just didn't manage to pique my interest for t This has a relatively basic set up. A group of kids are found horrendously murdered, and a few characters need to fight the evil being that's running amok on the woods. We don't actually see these characters do much, other than just coming to terms with their current monster-fighting reality. This first installment was mostly laying down the groundwork for what I'm assuming will be monster battles ahead. There's nothing inherently wrong with this, it just didn't manage to pique my interest for the next issue.

  17. 4 out of 5

    James

    4.5 stars. So I’m reading along like, ok this is pretty cool so far. A nice mystery going on. Kind of creepy. Then I get to the part where James recaps what happened to the blonde girl. Whoa!!!! I was not ready for that. Heart dropped while turning those pages. Needless to say, def hooked in for issue 2!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lost in Book Land

    Welcome Back! As of writing this post, I hit 100 subscribers on my blog!! I know that may not seem like a big deal but it is a huge deal to me. I am beyond excited and thank you all for reading my posts and just being here. I have been reading and posting a lot for the past few months and I am definitely planning to keep it up! Now, let's talk about my most recent read! This was a graphic novel I saw on my Hoopla app and was super curious about so I clicked borrow and now here we are! SPOILERS AHE Welcome Back! As of writing this post, I hit 100 subscribers on my blog!! I know that may not seem like a big deal but it is a huge deal to me. I am beyond excited and thank you all for reading my posts and just being here. I have been reading and posting a lot for the past few months and I am definitely planning to keep it up! Now, let's talk about my most recent read! This was a graphic novel I saw on my Hoopla app and was super curious about so I clicked borrow and now here we are! SPOILERS AHEAD Kids in the town of Archer's Peak have begun to go missing. No one has any real idea of what is happening and everything seems hopeless. Many of the kids who go missing never return and the ones who do have awful stories with no real leads on what is happening. One night a group of kids goes into the woods and only one of them returns. Everyone is asking him, what happened to the others and no one believes his answers. That is until one person, a stranger from out of town shows up and she believes every word of what he says happened to the other kids in the woods. I loved this graphic novel and I literally can not wait to pick up the next one off of my Hoopla app. It was so mysterious and definitely caught my attention during this first issue. I love the art in this graphic novel. I found myself examining each panel with close attention wanting to look at it more and more to see if there was anything I might be missing. I am giving this issue five stars on Goodreads!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lyndie

    Comics are not my usual go-to but this was awesome. The heroine of the comic, Erica Slaughter is badass. I love that the comic has such a strong feminine role in it. This comic contained the perfect blend of graphic violence and horror. Overall the illustrations were beautiful. This was a great start to the series and I look forward to reading the others. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Becky Price

    Definitely interesting and I enjoyed the artwork. A lot of gore, but honestly that was my favorite part. I'm unsure if I will read more. Definitely interesting and I enjoyed the artwork. A lot of gore, but honestly that was my favorite part. I'm unsure if I will read more.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Danni The Girl

    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. 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.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Oneirosophos

    That...was intense! I would put 5 stars if not for the bit awkward art. The writing is JT IV top notch! Solid thriller!!!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Annalisa

    Interesting start. Looking forward to learning more.

  24. 4 out of 5

    ❀ wambui ❀

    What an amazing first issue! I like the art, dialogues and the plot.

  25. 5 out of 5

    dina

    i'm here for monsters and strange-looking creatures tbh i'm here for monsters and strange-looking creatures tbh

  26. 5 out of 5

    Grace ᵔᴥᵔ

    A grotesque story that's matched harmoniously with its frenzied art style. In Archer’s Peak, children are being murdered, their mangled and disfigured remains turning up all over town. James is the only kid who makes it out alive and he's left to face the ostracization and blame from the rest of his community. That is until a strange woman - Erica Slaughter - turns up, claiming there to be a monster on the loose and that only she can stop it. James, riddled with the guilt of his friends' death, A grotesque story that's matched harmoniously with its frenzied art style. In Archer’s Peak, children are being murdered, their mangled and disfigured remains turning up all over town. James is the only kid who makes it out alive and he's left to face the ostracization and blame from the rest of his community. That is until a strange woman - Erica Slaughter - turns up, claiming there to be a monster on the loose and that only she can stop it. James, riddled with the guilt of his friends' death, jumps at the opportunity to help take down this unknown entity. So together, the two embark on an uncertain journey to free this town from its suffering by whatever means necessary. I really liked the art style of our mysterious female lead, dawning big bright eyes covered in a black shadow, contrasted against meek and timid James, a pair of 80s eyeglasses covering half of his face. The other characters were not particularly exciting in design or execution. The color profile of the art was muted and dim, adding to the eeriness of the story, and making the instances of abrupt blood and gore all the more startling. The line art wasn't especially neat or precise, but I think that added to the unsettling effect of the comic. This was a good introductory volume to set the tone and scene of the stories to come. I look forward to see how this will set itself apart from other horror comics; so far, it has showcased a lot of similar elements of other stories of its kind. But the pacing was good and the air of mystery is still thick, so I await future installments. Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review

  27. 4 out of 5

    Vaiomo ♡

    I liked it. Thank you to the publisher for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I requested this comic because I was interested in trying the genre since I'm not too familiar with comics based around topics like these. However I thought it was super interesting ! I really enjoyed the art style and the main characters. They weren't dull or annoying which is always a huge bummer when it comes to books/comics with annoying characters. I really enjoyed the general plot line and th I liked it. Thank you to the publisher for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I requested this comic because I was interested in trying the genre since I'm not too familiar with comics based around topics like these. However I thought it was super interesting ! I really enjoyed the art style and the main characters. They weren't dull or annoying which is always a huge bummer when it comes to books/comics with annoying characters. I really enjoyed the general plot line and thought the story had some very strong aspects to it, which made it very interesting to read! I did hope for less of a stretch at some points however that's just a minor detail. Would definitely recommend this comic!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I received this graphic novel through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the story and the artwork. It has a very 'Stranger Things' feel to it so if you have enjoyed that TV series, I'm certain you will love this. The graphic novel tells the story of missing and dead children. The police are on it, looking for a person. We have the friends and family members of those missing and dead on it, again looking for a person rather than face up to the reality. Then we have a fema I received this graphic novel through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the story and the artwork. It has a very 'Stranger Things' feel to it so if you have enjoyed that TV series, I'm certain you will love this. The graphic novel tells the story of missing and dead children. The police are on it, looking for a person. We have the friends and family members of those missing and dead on it, again looking for a person rather than face up to the reality. Then we have a female monster hunter who knows exactly what she's up against. This is a really strong first in the series and I look forward to reading the remainder.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Great comic. It's a very dark and twisted comic, but it was very very well done. The characters are very well thought out, and the story itself was drawn in an elegant way. Definitely planning to read the rest of the series. It started off with a big bang and ended in the same way, but with more questions answered. Not for the faint of heart; strong language, gory pictures, and a chilling mood. Be warned, it will grab hold and will not let go. Great comic. It's a very dark and twisted comic, but it was very very well done. The characters are very well thought out, and the story itself was drawn in an elegant way. Definitely planning to read the rest of the series. It started off with a big bang and ended in the same way, but with more questions answered. Not for the faint of heart; strong language, gory pictures, and a chilling mood. Be warned, it will grab hold and will not let go.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tanya

    Thank you Netgally and the publisher for the gifted copy. All thoughts are completely my own. I love the art style of this first installment. It's fantastic! As for the writing I was left a little confused. I'm not sure if I didn't get the full download or if it's suppose to jump like that. It's definitely a promising start. Thank you Netgally and the publisher for the gifted copy. All thoughts are completely my own. I love the art style of this first installment. It's fantastic! As for the writing I was left a little confused. I'm not sure if I didn't get the full download or if it's suppose to jump like that. It's definitely a promising start.

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