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Book of Slaughter #1

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Werther Dell'edera Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 28, 2022 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
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The future of the Slaughterverse is laid bare by Something is Killing the Children and House of Slaughter creators James Tynion IV and Werther Dell'Edera in the very first SIKTC one-shot special!

From the sidelines to the spotlight, Book of Slaughter follows the white mask Maxine Slaughter... but will her loyalties remain where they are, or will she show her true colors?

In addition to being a precursor to the upcoming chapters of both series, this special issue features a sizable guidebook that delves into the deep lore of the Order of St. George!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 28, 2022

    As mentioned, I have missed quite a bit of the Something is Killing the Children run, this book was a great read, seeing as it serves a number of aspects. Firstly, it provides history and context to toe ongoing series. Secondly, it moves the main character through their journey, and finally, looks to set up the wheels in motion for future issues and plot points. All in all, a reach that is firmly met by its grasp! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Dec 30, 2022

    A uniquely explorative look at the world of Something is Killing the Children through the eyes of Maxine Slaughter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Dec 28, 2022

    Book of Slaughter works both as a story unto itself and great ancillary material to Something Is Killing The Children, acting as a solid recommend to old and new readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Seth A. Romo Dec 28, 2022

    At $9.99 this issue may feel like a high price point compared to the typical single issues released. However, if youre a fan of the series, the new information presented signals what could come in the future and serves as a fascinating reference text. This issue expands the universe, and its a welcomed addition to the lore of the Order of St. George. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 4, 2023

    Tynions clever delivery of this has Maxine entering the house library to peruse the book before the issue launches into 25 pages. On the next page, Maxine solemnly closes the book and makes a very important decision. For 25 pages, the reader is given direct contact with the text that the main character is reading. Its a very intimate moment with Maxine. Tynion has a great deal of patience with the narrative to drop everything and outline the background of the series for an entire issues worth of text right in the middle of the issue like that, but the patience pays off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Dec 30, 2022

    The Book of Slaughter is a gorgeous way to connect the stories so far and stories yet to come. It may not be a starting point, but for someone actively reading the series, it is a worthy item to add to your bookshelf. Read Full Review

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