BOOK OF SLAUGHTER #1 Announcement

BOOK OF SLAUGHTER Opens a New Chapter in the Slaughterverse

Discover the First Ever One-Shot Special from the Acclaimed Bestselling Horror Series in December 2022

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2022) – BOOM! Studios today announced BOOK OF SLAUGHTER, the very first one-shot special in the world of the Eisner Award-winning SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, from creators James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera, with colorist Miquel Muerto and letterer AndWorld Design, featuring a fan-favorite Slaughter whose secrets are yet to be revealed, available in December 2022. 

From the sidelines to the spotlight, the White Mask Maxine Slaughter features in this new special issue that ties together threads from both Slaughterverse series… but will her loyalties remain where they have always been, or will she show her true colors? 

In addition to being a precursor to upcoming chapters of both Something is Killing the Children and House of Slaughter, this special issue features a sizable guidebook that delves into the deep lore of the Order of St. George!

“Ever since the early issues of Something is Killing the Children, readers have reached out wanting to know more of the secrets of the mysterious Order of St. George,” said Tynion IV. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to deliver a story that not only sets the stage for future arcs of SIKTC and House of Slaughter, but reveals more about the organization at the heart of the series than we’ve ever revealed before.”

BOOK OF SLAUGHTER #1 features main cover art by series artist Dell’Edera and fan favorite illustrator Dan Mora (Klaus, Once & Future), as well as variant cover art by acclaimed artist Stephanie Hans (Die), and more.

“Erica’s world is bigger than anyone could ever have expected,” said Dell’Edera. “The deeper we go, the more places we find to explore!”

BOOK OF SLAUGHTER 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; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Basilisk by Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; and the upcoming series Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A,L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Specs by David M. Booher and Chris Shehan; and Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: Waters of Kanly from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Francesco Mortarino; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Moises Hidalgo; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

BOOK OF SLAUGHTER is the next great entry point into the world of Something is Killing the Children,” said Eric Harburn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Dig deeper into the mysteries of the House of Slaughter, and discover a whole new set of monsters hiding within the shadows of this explosive one-shot.”

Print copies of BOOK OF SLAUGHTER #1 will be available for sale in December 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.