Something is Killing the Children #5

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Werther Dell'edera Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 17
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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The time for investigation is over. The hunt begins, as Erica Slaughter brings her namesake to the monsters of Archer's Peak.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Feb 13, 2020

    Something is Killing the Children is off to a spectacular start. It's a moody, tension-filled comic that has paid off incredibly well. Most of all, it's friggin' terrifying. This is a comic that will stay with you for some time. Yes, it has a literal monster that eats children, but that's just one level of the horror. It adds this additional layer around how loved ones and the community at large can be affected. Now that Pandora's Box has been opened and we see just how deep this rabbit hole is, I can't imagine what's in store for these characters and I cannot wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 30, 2020

    Dell'edera crafts a wonderful world for these characters and the art reflects both the tone of the story, but the feel of the moment. The fact that most of the story takes place in a cave is brought to claustrophobic clarity by Dell'edera and the brilliant use of shadows. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Shamus Clancy Jan 28, 2020

    Something Is Killing the Children #5 is yet another frightful, claustrophobic entry into James Tynion IV's horror series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jan 29, 2020

    Something Is Killing the Children #5 was another intense addition to this series. They somehow managed to heighten the emotional connection and toll even further here, while forcing the story onward. Only time will tell what the ramifications will be, but I can't wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jan 30, 2020

    Why are there monsters in Archer's Peak, and just who " or what " is Erica Slaughter? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 29, 2020

    BOOM! Studios are using their version of the Dark Horse model extremely well. It may be the tie-in or licensed titles that ensure the most units per month, but that allows for the company to put out books like the excellent Faithless and of course Something is Killing the Kids, both of which are hugely popular. Whether it be the monsters under the perceived bed or the blonde Buffy type monster killer, this book is proving to be a breed apart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jan 29, 2020

    We still need more answers of course, but there's plenty here to hook just about any horror fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Jan 30, 2020

    Something is Killing the Children #5 gives us the action break we need and builds enough intrigue to keep our attention. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jan 29, 2020

    While Im not going to claim this is a perfect series, it does have its flaws, it is a good, tense horror story with a lot of potential, and this issue really ramps up the horror aspects. Now that Ive had the chance to catch up with the first five issues, this is definitely a series Im going to be keeping on my pull list going forwards. Read Full Review

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