Something is Killing the Children #2

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Werther Dell'edera Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 14
8.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Children are dying in the town of Archer's Peak and the ones who survive bring back terrible stories. A strange woman named Erica Slaughter has appeared and says she fights these monsters behind the murders, but that can't possibly be true. Monsters aren't real... are they?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Mateo Guerrero Oct 16, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children #2 may not have the visceral horror that marked the debut issue, but by focusing on its main cast and the current state of Archer's Peak, the issue further grounds its story in bleak reality. The monsters may be on their way. But the damage they leave and the lives they ruin are here to stay. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Oct 16, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children fills you with a sense of dread even in the most mundane situations, creating a mystery that you won't forget anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Oct 16, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children is a great new horror title, and the second issue adds layers to the mystery. This is a great series to get in on while its still new, and really appropriate for the Halloween season. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 16, 2019

    Dell'edera strikes the perfect tone with the art. From the characters to the panel details, there is a dark, film noir quality to the art that helps serve the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Oct 16, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children #2 sets itself up for a big Hollywood pay day. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Oct 18, 2019

    "Something" #2 takes bold creative risks to strike a wonderful, delicate balance between highly relatable and deeply disturbing. The fact that the two mesh together so seamlessly just makes it all the more unsettling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Oct 20, 2019

    This issue pushes the story along nicely while adding in more mystery along the way. Beautiful pacing, beautiful artwork, I love it. We get more human to human tension here than monsters this time, which is fine. Its all building to something, probably several somethings, which I cannot wait to see. Tynion and crew have crafted an excellent start to a new, original series here. I have been raving about this book since I first read the previous issue, and after reading the second, I shall continue to do so. BOOM! Studios are on fire as of late, and this book is one of the reasons why. It's still early, get the first two issues and get ready for a new type of monster hunter. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Oct 15, 2019

    The conclusion of this issue did, admittedly, raise more questions, and has left me anxious to see what will happen next. And there will be plenty of fans out there asking the same set of questions. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Oct 17, 2019

    Since I didn't get to say it in an initial review, Werther Dell'Edera's art and Miquel Muerto's colors are fabulous. I love the overall design of the environment and characters, but I especially love the monsters. So, big props to them " fantastic work, guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Oct 16, 2019

    Something is Killing the Children #2 is an effective setup issue that clearly details the direction the series is looking to carry the story this chapter. The creep factor is there, the pacing is on point, and we still have a lot to learn about the characters. Tynion and Dell'Edera are a great match and I can't wait to see what they have in store next for us. If you're a fan of horror comics, you should be reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Oct 18, 2019

    How do you track a monster hardly anyone can see, and no one believes in, without seeming terribly suspicious? Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Adrian Marcello Oct 14, 2019

    Something Is Killing The Children #2 is a solid continuation to the issue before it. It slows things a down a bit in order to give us more time to learn our leads' motivations so we can further relate to them, which should pay off further down the road as the story progresses. Read Full Review

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