Something is Killing the Children #21

Boom! Studios

Written by James Tynion IV

Art by Werther Dell’Edera

Colors by Miquel Muerto

Letters by Andworld Design

The Rundown: A young girl finds herself the sole witness to a bloodbath.

Two detectives have a shocked little girl in the back of their car. A little girl covered in blood, but willing to talk about anything except what happened to her family. Unfortunately, the only thing she wants is a lawyer. Later that evening, the detective takes Gabi to a local bar where a friend of the family works as a bartender and asks her to keep an eye on the kid.

As he has a drink, he tells Riqui what he encountered as the discovery of a bloodbath plays out in Gabi’s mind. After Gabi lashes out at the detective she runs away when visions of the strange creature that destroyed her life invade her mind. Visions that will be interrupted by the arrival of someone with a unique perspective on what’s happening to her.

The Story: James Tynion IV starts a new arc in this issue and it starts with great drama, tension and characters. The story immediately draws you in and holds your attention as the characters, setting and mood overtake you. I love how the plot develops and what twists and turns it takes as it comes to a satisfying cliffhanger that makes me eager for the next issue.

The Art: Werther Dell’Edera delivers a gritty, visually compelling and wonderfully detailed tone to the art. The buildup of the story and its tension is perfectly encapsulated in the art.

Something is Killing the Children #21

9.5

9.5/10

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