BOOM! Studios announced HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER, a brand new ongoing original series in the world of the Eisner Award-nominated SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, written by co-creator James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake) and co-writer Tate Brombal (Barbalien), and illustrated by co-creator Werther Dell‘Edera (Razorblades) and artist Chris Shehan (The Autumnal). Discover the inner workings of the mysterious House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today, available in October 2021. 

You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica’s handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter. Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition. . .

“Ever since our first glimpse of the HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER in Something is Killing the Children #5, I knew that there was an entire world of monsters and monster hunters outside of Erica Slaughter’s story. And once the book grew into the juggernaut of a series it’s become, thanks to all of our incredible fans, I knew I wanted to start telling those stories,” said Tynion IV. “I’m so honored to have the incredible Tate Brombal and the phenomenal Chis Shehan joining us to tell this exciting new story introducing everyone to the hunters Erica grew up alongside, and the other Houses within the Order of St. George, while Werther and I start plotting out Erica’s next adventure!” 

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1 features main cover art by series artists Dell’Edera and Shehan, as well as variant cover art by acclaimed illustrators Alvaro Martinez Bueno (The Nice House on the Lake), Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman), and Mike Del Mundo (X-Men, Thor).

“It’s been an incredible experience illustrating and building the world of Something is Killing the Children with James, and I can’t wait for fans to see what terrifying new horrors await in this new series—but readers, beware! There’s a very strong chance that things only get more terrifying, the deeper you go . . . into the HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER.” said Dell’Edera.

“I am so honored (and excited!) that James and Werther have opened the illustrious halls of the HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER to me. This world is overflowing with characters and tragedies just waiting to be explored, and I cannot wait to draw back the curtains and show you what monsters lurk there!” said Brombal.

Print copies of HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1 will be available for sale in October 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 Kindle. 

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