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First Look: Something is Killing the Children #17

Take a gaze into the utterly critical new issue.

Every issue of Something is Killing the Children offers a new bite or a new twist to its monster-smashing mythology. The story started as one thing and slid into something else without betraying the appeal of those earliest issues. As the comics piled on top of each other a new creature emerged. We love this beast.

The comic from writer James Tynion IV and artist Werther Dell'Edera haunts. It sticks with you, and it usually bubbles into your imagination just before sleep takes over. And in that realm, with the dreams and the nightmares, Something is Killing the Children truly reigns supreme.

Issue 17 promises to delve into Erica Slaughter's history and her origins as a monster-hunter. The comic hits shelves on June 23rd, but we've got a sneak peek at a few of its pages, as well as some rad cover art. Werther Dell'Edera delivers several gorgeous pages and covers, but we do adore that Ozgur Yildirim piece as well.

Read the Official Press Release from Boom Studios after the Gallery.


LOS ANGELES, CA (June 1, 2021) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #17, the next issue in the Eisner Award-nominated horror series from GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV (The Woods, Batman), artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land), colorist Miquel Muerto (Bury the Lede), and letterer AndWorld Design (We Only Find Them When They’re Dead), about Erica’s early experiences with the House of Slaughter and the start of her monster-hunting career... before the horrifying events that brought her to Archer’s Peak, available June 2021.

What turned young Erica into the monster hunter she is today? Discover Erica Slaughter’s true origin as she is further initiated into the House of Slaughter.

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #17 features main cover art by series artist Werther Dell’Edera and variant cover art by fan favorite artists Ozgur Yildirim (Loki) and Junggeun Yoon (Magic, Mighty Morphin).

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz; and Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and Magic from Jed MacKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #17 will be available for sale June 23, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.

For more on SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.


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