House Of Slaughter #3

Boom! Studios

Written by James Tynion IV and Tate Brombal

Art by Chris Shehan

Colors by Miquel Muerto

Letters by Andworld Design

The Rundown: Aaron’s complicated relationship with Jace makes his mission more difficult.

Aaron’s reckoning with Jace will have to wait as a family camping in the nearby woods is attacked by a monster and Aaron has to rescue a little girl before she becomes the next victim. Years earlier, Jessica meets with the Old Dragon to put a hold on the first hunt until her kids are ready. As the other members of the order discuss plans, Jessica and her kids get a reprieve while Jace is poised to begin his first hunt as a member of the House of Slaughter.

The boys themselves take a trip away from the house, but they are being watched closely by the people who have ritually tormented Aaron the entire time he’s been there. The two make their way to the rooftops where Aaron learns more about Jace and his life and the two get closer. Unfortunately, their closeness will make Aaron’s mission to kill him even harder.

The Story: Brombal crafts an interesting and entertaining story in this issue. I liked the intercut between Aaron and Jace’s relationship as young men and how that relationship evolves when they are adults. The drama of Aaron’s predicament continues to be the thing that drives the story and Brombal handles that well. There is a part of me that wants to get more in depth with the Order itself, but the small moments we see the politics of the House are done really well.

The Art: Shehan delivers some great visuals. Both the fight with the monster and the moments between the characters look great and include beautiful details.

House Of Slaughter #3



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