‘Something Is Killing The Children’ Spawns Spinoff

Something is Killing the Children–singled out as Horror News Network’s Series of the Year in 2020–is expanding its horror universe.

BOOM! Studios will unveil House of Slaughter this October, as reported by comicbook.com, a new horror comic book that will spotlight tales outside of the adventures of Erica Slaughter, the main protagonist of the original series.

The spinoff series will explore the inner workings and secret history of the Order of St. George that helped transform Erica into the fearsome monster she is today. The first glimpse into a potential spinoff comic was given in Something is Killing the Children No. 5.

House of Slaughter is the brainchild of writers James Tynion IV (co-creator of the original book) and Tate Brombal and artists Werther Dell’Edera (also a co-creator) and Chris Shehan. Check out the striking cover of the premiere issue on this page.

House of Slaughter No. 1 features a main cover by Dell’Edera and Shehan, with variant covers being rendered by Alvaro Martinez Bueno, Jenny Frison and Mike Del Mundo.

Tynion IV said he is anxious to introduce readers to “the hunters Erica grew up alongside, and the other Houses within the Order of St. George.” And collaborator Dell’Edera said, “I can’t wait for fans to see what terrifying new horrors await in this new series.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest updates on the horror comics line from BOOM! Studios.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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