BOOK OF BUTCHER Announcement

Maxine Slaughter Returns in BOOK OF BUTCHER

A Deep Dive into the Mysterious House Boucher Expands the Slaughterverse

The award-winning, bestselling creative team of James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera, along with colorist Miquel Muerto (Something Is Killing The Children), letterer AndWorld Design (Nightwing), and special guests Tate Brombal, Antonio Fuso, Chris Shehan, and Letizia Cadonici set the stage for Year Five of the Slaughterverse with BOOK OF BUTCHER #1, this December from BOOM! Studios.

Leading into the fifth year anniversary of the seminal horror series Something Is Killing The Children and building on the mythos of last year’s Book of Slaughter, Maxine Slaughter steps back into the spotlight as she continues her journey from White to Black Mask.

With New Orleans as her destination, only time will tell what Maxine will uncover about House Boucher…and what she will learn about herself in the process. 

BOOK OF BUTCHER #1 features main covers by Dan Mora (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Werther Dell’Edera (Something Is Killing The Children), with variants by DANI with colors by Tamra Bonvillain and more.

“I couldn’t be more excited to continue the story of Maxine Slaughter, who will continue to grow into one of the most crucial characters in the Slaughterverse, while we continue to unpack and reveal more of this phenomenal world.” said Tynion.

“The world of Something Is Killing The Children is still growing,” said Dell’Edera. “Maxine will show you the darkest corners.”

“It’s wild to think we are cresting five years of Something Is Killing The Children,” said Executive Editor, Eric Harburn. “We’ve only begun to scratch the surface of this compelling world built by James, Werther, Miquel, AndWorld, and the rest of our Slaughterverse team – don’t miss out on this milestone chapter that will set the course for the next five years!”

BOOK OF BUTCHER #1 will be available in comic shops December 27, 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle. 

About James Tynion IV:

James Tynion IV is an Eisner Award winning, New York Times bestselling writer and publisher of comic books. He is best known for co-creating hit horror comics series like Something is Killing the Children, The Nice House on the Lake, and The Department of Truth. He is also the writer of Young Adult adventure series, like the 2022 GLAAD Media Award nominated Wynd, and the 2017 GLAAD Media Award winner The Woods. He spent ten years writing various Batman titles at DC Comics, where he co-created exciting new characters like Punchline and Ghost-Maker. He lives and works in Brooklyn.

About Werther Dell’Edera:

Werther is an Italian artist. His collaborations with publishers both in Italy and in the U.S. over the years has given him the chance to work on several projects with IDW, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, SergioBonelliEditore, Dynamite, Marvel, and DC. For BOOM! Studios he is currently working with co-creator James Tynion IV on Something is Killing The Children, the Eisner Award and Ringo Award-winning series and the critically acclaimed spin-off, House of Slaughter.

BOOK OF BUTCHER #1 is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; and the upcoming Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.