Something is Killing the Children #1

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Werther Dell'edera Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 63
9.3Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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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 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 more

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Sep 4, 2019

    You don't want to miss out on this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Sep 4, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children is a great story being told with incredible writing and beautiful, haunting artwork. It is everything I want from a horror comic book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ari Bard Sep 4, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children is a deeply personal book that cuts deep with its brutality and personal content. It adds personality and real emotion to horror and is definitely a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Sep 4, 2019

    Simply put Tynion is putting on a clinic on how to integrate a sociopolitical issue with the proper gravitas while making it entertaining. You'll be hard pressed to find a more relevant title or intriguing title on the shelf this week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Sep 4, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children #1 is not Stranger Things. It is not cute, it is not tongue-in-cheek. Instead, its bleak and horrific, and immediately compelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 25, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children is a top-notch horror comic. It's a gripping read full of dread that will shake you to the core. I'm already hooked and we're only one issue in. If this first chapter is any indication, we're in for a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Sep 4, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children #1 has all the right elements of a perfect horror story. You'd be hard-pressed to find any fault with the characters, the premise, the narrative flow, and the artwork. It's got all the right ingredients to make you scared enough to want more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Mateo Guerrero Sep 4, 2019

    Something Is Killing The Children #1 promises to be a horror comic worth evangelizing. With the atmosphere of a half-remembered nightmare, the issue presents the story of a midwestern town paralyzed by tragedy. The book isn't afraid of exploring dark places, and with more monsters ahead, Something Is Killing The Children #1gives us all a reason to fear the dark. If someone is buying this comic, it should be you. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Sep 3, 2019

    While the comic does have few minor flaws here and there, the overall feel and look of the book are going to carry it to a high score and recommendation from me. Just in time for Halloween comes the next great horror comic. Enjoy and keep the lights on! OH! And keep an eye on the blonde with the duel machetes. Something tells me we may have a new bad-ass in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 4, 2019

    Werther Dellederas style is perfect for this type of story and the art is a perfect match for the tone. The characters look fantastic and Delledera really knows how to create and utilize atmosphere. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Aug 28, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children #1 is a remarkably chilling introduction to the world and blends and remixes various horror elements to create something thrillingly fascinating. Tynion IV, Dell'Edera, and Muerto are a wonderfully cohesive team, and I can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Sep 4, 2019

    More than just another tale about the terrible things that lurk in the woods,Something is Killing the Children promises to thrill and intrigue throughout its limited run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Jeffords Jr. Sep 3, 2019

    Something Is Killing The Children #1 is a great first issue for a comic and a gruesomely awesome introduction to a new horror series. After reading this issue it's easy to see why it's got so many printings and upped to an ongoing, with Tynion's hints of a larger world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Sep 3, 2019

    With the likes of Faithless and Once & Future already on the books this year, BOOM! Studios are undergoing something of a renaissance in 2019. And based on the strength of this first issue alone, Someone is Killing the Children has the potential to become the best of them all. Like a tense, terrifying blend of Hack/Slash and Stephen King's IT, this new series comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Sep 5, 2019

    "Something is Killing the Children" is a perfect blend of horror script and visual storytelling, with a fluid and mixed art style being as filled with double meaning and secrets as the story it is telling. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Sep 4, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children is full of intrigue and with plenty of blood and gore to satisfy any horror lover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Sep 6, 2019

    Aside from any hiccups with supporting character cast development, this first issue delivers a solid story that fans of Stranger Things will certainly enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Sep 4, 2019

    In one night, James' life changes drastically " he alone escapes whatever killed his friends. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Sep 5, 2019

    This series could easily go one of two ways. It could become a shorter-running series, or the creative team could turn it into something longer. Either way, they have the opportunity to really push the boundaries of this horror tale. It'll be interesting to see what they do with it. Read Full Review

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