In December, Book of Slaughter delves into the legend of Something Is Killing the Children.

The first Something Is Killing the Children one-off special has been revealed by Boom! Studios.

This winter, the terrifying universe of Something Is Killing the Children will be expanded with a brand new one-shot.

Book of Slaughter #1, a one-shot by Boom! Studios feature art by Miquel Muerto, a cover by James Tynion IV, and lettering by AndWorld Design. The issue will include a guidebook delving into the mythology of the Order of St. George, and will also bring together strands from Something Is Killing the Children and House of Slaughter.

Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 1 by James Tynion IV

To begin with, White Mask will be the protagonist of Book of Slaughter #1. The dilemma facing Maxine Slaughter is when her allegiances are challenged. This novella will set the stage for the next issues of Something… and House of Slaughter.

Something Is Killing the Children
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You can have a look at the first covers and preview pages for Book of Slaughter #1 by Dell’Edera, Stephanie Hans, and Dylan Todd down below. The one-shot will include two different main covers, one by Dan Mora (shown above) and the other by Dell’Edera.

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In the release, Tynion adds, “Readers have contacted out eager to know more about the mysteries of the secretive Order of St. George, even since the early issues of Something is Killing the Children.” I’m happy to provide a story that not only sets the stage for the next episodes of SIKTC and House of Slaughter but also reveals previously unknown details about the organization at the show’s core.


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Dell’Edera elaborates, “The scope of Erica’s experience exceeds all expectations. The more we delve, the more exciting discoveries await us!”

In December, issue #1 of Slaughter will be on sale.

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