Something is Killing the Children #2
“The Angel of Archer’s Peak Part Two”
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera
Cover Art: Werther Dell’Edera
A few weeks ago, I was at my comic shop, Comic World and Games. I had some time so I was hanging out reading some of the weekly pull list. I have really enjoyed the opportunities that I have had to just sit at the shop and read the comics.
I was getting ready to leave when Ben, the owner, asked me if I had seen this new book called Something is Killing the Children? Since it was from the company called Boom!, my answer was no. I don’t go outside Marvel much (though the last few weeks I have expanded some into DC).
He said they had several first printings of this book and I had to read it. His description of it as a horror comic intrigued me and, when they offered it to me to read without a promise to buy, I could not refuse. So I sat back down and read it.
Man it was great.
I would have written about it when I first read it (I, of course, then purchased the first printing copy I had read), but it had been out for awhile so I decided to add it to the pull list and wait for number two.
Number Two came out today. Time to rave.
This second issue was every bit as great as the first one. It tells the story of the murders of kids in the small town of Archer’s Peak. The survivors bring back stories of monsters that seem to fantastic to be believed.
However, the mysterious woman named Erica Slaughter has arrived and joined forces with one of the kids who had survived, James, to try and stop what is happening.
The story has been slowly building over the first two issues, so much that I am still not sure what is going on, and I love that.
GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV (The Woods, Batman) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) are the creative force behind this hot new series and I have been completely engaged by them. I love the unconventional look of the art in this series because it fits right in with the story that is being told. The cover for issue two is just astounding.
After two issues, this book has flown up to the top of my anticipated read list ahead of most of the other books I read. The fact that I have an issue #1 first printing and now an issue #2 which has sold out at the distributor level before its debut on October 16, 2019 at comics shops.
I know there are great comics being created outside of the big two, and this is one of the best examples going. Get on this train before it is too late. This is a fabulous comic book.