House of Slaughter #1

Writer: James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal Artist: Chris Shehan Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 27, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
8.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today.

You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica's handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter.

Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition.

Dive deeper into the world of Something is Killing the Children in this first story arc by co-creator James Tynion IV (The Departmen more

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Oct 27, 2021

    House of Slaughter #1 continues with Tynions streak of successful independent comics. The characters are presented with depth that will lend itself to continued stories. Be sure to grab a copy as soon as you can. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 27, 2021

    While this comic will be most appreciated by avid fans, this issue will serve as a gateway for newer ones as well who can easily become invested in Aaron's story and want to see more of him. The creative team has constructed a familiar, yet novel sandbox and I look forward to seeing what happens in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Joseph Gilmore Oct 27, 2021

    Tynion set an extremely high bar with Something Is Killing The Children, and it is easily safe to say House of Slaughter #1 met that standard. While House of Slaughter #1 lacks the action we've grown accustomed to, it's the character development and inner conflict that makes this issue stand out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 27, 2021

    Chris Shehan does amazing work with the art in the issue. The characters look amazing and the action is thrilling. There are some great visual moments and everything leading to the final was stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Nov 1, 2021

    This is was a dark and fun intro to a spin-off story that if the reader did not read the original materials, they would still be able to enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Oct 27, 2021

    The bar was definitely high for House of Slaughter, but it was more than up to the task. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 27, 2021

    House of Slaughter #1 does a good job of introducing readers to a sympathetic protagonist and establishing the situation he currently finds himself in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    omnicitycomics Oct 27, 2021

    A strong debut to Aaron’s story, both in writing and art. While this debut was not like the explosive debut of SIKTC, I never expected it to be. SIKTC is the kind of comic, story, and work of art that only happens a few times in history. While my statement may seem a bit dramatic, think about what other titles have commanded such fervor and attention from readers? There’s a magic to SIKTC and Erica Slaughter. With that being said, this by no means that Tynion and company failed in introducing a compelling story and further expanding the world of SIKTC. There is still so much more to discover about this world, the monsters, and the secrets that The Order holds. I think House of Slaughter (HOS?) is the perfect place to explore these aspec more

  • 8.0
    J. Rabbit Oct 28, 2021

    Pencil/Ink: Good
    Writing: Great
    Story: Good
    Layout: Good
    Color: Good
    Lettering: Good

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Oct 30, 2021

    This issue spins seamlessly out of Something Is Killing The Children, all of the key characters in the latest arc make an appearance here. I think this will wet some appetites for those who want to further explore Aaron's character and the lore of the House of Slaughter. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone that isn't already reading the main series, this works well as a companion piece but I doubt it would stand stand well on its own.

    That being said, I hope I speak for all of us when I ask: where is the spinoff series for the grey masks? They seem pretty cool...

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