Something is Killing the Children #19

Boom! Studios

Written by James Tynion IV

Art by Werther Dell’edera

Colors by Miquel Muerto

Letters by Andworld Design

The Rundown: Erica faces the darkest moment of her life and Aaron faces a trial of his own.

With Erica being tested to join the House of Slaughter, Aaron is left alone. Unfortunately, his being alone makes him the target of some of his peers. Peers who seem to take pleasure in torturing him.

At the same time, Erica is left within the memory of the death of her family. A memory that takes a decidedly different turn that Erica will have to unravel if she has any chance of beating the creature a second time and emerging from the experience stronger than she was.

The Story: James Tynion IV lays out a simple, but highly effective plot in this issue. The story is riveting, engaging and emotional for the characters involved. I enjoyed seeing both Erica and Aaron dealing with the reality of the House of Slaughter and how ruthless it can be. Erica’s memory fight is compelling and I was impressed with how the story ended.

The Art: Werther Dell’edera delivers some beautiful imagery throughout the issue. The style is perfect for the characters and action with awesome character expressions and beautifully detailed backgrounds.

Something is Killing the Children #19



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