Something is Killing the Children has proved to be one of the monster serial comics hits of the summer, with numerous reprintings already for its first issue. We reviewed its debut here at Broken Frontier last week, describing it as “imbuing a sense of abject dread into the familiar and endowing the standards of the genre with a reinvigorated malevolence.” Today we have a multi-page preview of #2 to share with you below, along with the press release for the second issue. With multiple versions of the first issue in existence it should still be possible to get in on this one from the very beginning…
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #2, the highly acclaimed original horror series from GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV (The Woods, Justice League) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) about a close-knit community rocked by a series of murders and the appearance of Erica Slaughter, the mysterious figure who rides into town claiming she can stop the brutal attacks turning their lives upside down.
James is the only person still alive after an encounter with whatever is killing the town’s children. So he decides to help Erica hunt down the rest of the missing children who might still be alive and the monsters who have taken them. But the killings and disappearances have the entire town on edge, and when the sole survivor of recent attacks and a dangerous-looking stranger with knives are seen together, suspicions are aroused and trouble comes looking for James and Erica.
You can also download the official SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN trailer right here: SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1 Trailer
SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; and the upcoming Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #2 will be available for sale October 16, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.