Secret Origins of Erica Slaughter

Revealed in SOMETHING IS KILLING

THE CHILDREN #16

Discover the Shocking Past of the Fan-Favorite Monster Hunter from
the Eisner-Nominated Series in May 2021


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BOOM! Studios today announced SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #16, the launch of a brand new story arc 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 (Martian Manhunter), 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.

The story you demanded begins here: the origin of Erica Slaughter! What shocking events brought Erica to the House of Slaughter… and what did she have to do to join the Order of St. George? The secrets are revealed here for the first time in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #16 features main cover art by series artist Werther Dell’Edera and variant cover art by fan favorite artists Jenny Frison (We Only Find Them When They’re Dead) and Toni Infante (Mega Man: Fully Charged).


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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; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; and the upcoming Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Firefly from Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma & Daniel Bayliss; the Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers series from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and the upcoming Magic series from Jed MacKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #16 will be available for sale May 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com 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 Madefire.