Something is Killing the Children, Volume One

Something is Killing the Children, Volume One Details

When children begin to go missing in the town of Archer’s Peak, all hope seems lost until a mysterious woman arrives to reveal that terrifying creatures are behind the chaos - and that she alone will destroy them, no matter the cost.


When the children of Archer's Peak—a sleepy town in the heart of America—begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible details 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 be the only one who sees what they can see. 

Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.

GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (The Woods, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new story about staring into the abyss.

Collects Something is Killing the Children #1-5.

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  • Sam Quixote

    Something is Killing the Children is both the title and the plot summary of this awful comic to which I would append: - And It’s Not Worth Reading Any Further! Monsters in a small town are killing c...

  • Tina Haigler

    I graciously received this as an ARC from Netgalley for review. Thank you so much!Honestly guys, I had no idea what to expect, and I was a little worried. I love horror, but typically I do not handle ...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    Oh, man, I loved this SO MUCH. My heart hurt for poor little James and everyone else in this town, but it's hard to focus for long on the tragedy of these missing and murdered children when this incre...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    This might be the fastest I've ever gotten to an ARC in my life! I don't read a ton of comic books or graphic novels, but I like to dive in occasionally, especially when they feature a dark mystery/th...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)

    5/5 read. These first 5 comics will make up the trade paperback coming out soon (depending on distribution and printing given the virus situation we are all in). This is one of my new fave series of t...

  • Helen Power

    Volume 1 of this graphic novel is just what the doctor ordered.Hauntingly grotesque and gorgeous illustrations? Check.Badass and inscrutable monster-slaying heroine? Check.Mysterious mythos and hints ...

  • David Schaafsma

    Well, that title basically tells you all you need to know. In sleepy Archer's Peak, Wisconsin, something like 19 children are killed or missing, and Erica Slaughter is just in town because she kills m...

  • Chad

    I absolutely loved this. It's Tim Seeley's Imaginary Fiends crossed with a rated R Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The first five issues are pretty straight forward with little hints about larger worldbuild...

  • James DeSantis

    James Tynion IV has come a long way. He was always a solid writer but goddamn his recent output has been great. Something is killing children is by far the best horror book since Sink for me. So now t...

  • Lukasz

    Wow.Tynion IV doesn't pull any punches but he knows what he's doing. In Something is Killing the Children, he finds a perfect balance between a morbid, disturbing atmosphere and dramatic writing. Add ...