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BOOM! STUDIOS ANNOUNCES SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN

BOOM! Studios has announced Something is Killing the Children. Wait. I should clarify that opening sentence. That's the title of the upcoming five-issue mini-series from writer James Tynion IV and artist Werther Dell'Edera about a close-knit community rocked by a series of murders. A stranger arrives, re-opening old wounds and causing new trouble. Here's the write-up from the publisher:

In a sleepy town in the heart of America, children have started to die in horrific ways. The local police are mystified by the brutal murders, and frantic to catch the killer. But they refuse to believe reports of impossible creatures that lurk in the shadows snatching children and tearing them to pieces, especially since the only people who claim to have seen these so-called monsters are other children. Enter Erica Slaughter, a mysterious stranger who rides into town and claims she can solve their “monster” problem. But can the townspeople trust this dangerous outsider with their children’s lives? And more importantly, can the children trust this strange adult with their secrets? 

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"Something is Killing the Children is a project that has been living in my head for a long, long time. It's shifted and changed in different ways at different moments, but ultimately I think this was the form it was always MEANT to take. There are horrifying things in the world that are only really visible to the young—unique societal pressures and terrors, monsters, unshaped creatures of fear and horror that prey on children—and much as we try to protect them, we fail, over and over again." said writer, James Tynion IV. "This is a very grounded human story about very grounded human fears that take a more literal, horrifying shape. And then there's Erica Slaughter. She kills the monsters the other adults can't see. I am very excited for all of you to enter the world Werther and I have created, so you can meet her."

“I was very excited when BOOM! Studios got in touch with me regarding this project with James Tynion IV. This is my first creator-owned project, and everything so far has been amazing.” said artist, Werther Dell’Edera. “To draw a character like Erica Slaughter has been an absolute pleasure."

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Something is Killing the Children takes a deep dive into humanity’s darkest moments and primal fears, while introducing us to an intriguing new breed of monster hunter,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “This series is unlike anything else on the shelves -- an atmospheric, subversive, and mature exploration of trauma that is a bold next step for both James and Werther.”

Something is Killing the Children is set to debut on September 4th, 2019.

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