The WHITE MASKS Take Center Stage in New Story Arc of HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER
“As interesting as monsters are, the truly complicated conflicts are between the humans who are ostensibly all on the same side.”—Major Spoilers
“No franchise delivers as much unease and tension as Something is Killing The Children, and the same is true of its sister series House of Slaughter.”—ComicBook.com
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #16. Set in the world of the Eisner Award-winning phenomenal hit series SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN, from the minds of award-winning writer James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake) and co-creator Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades), written by Sam Johns (The Joker, The Backstagers), illustrated by highly acclaimed artist Letizia Cadonici (The Neighbors), colored by Francesco Segala, and lettered by AndWorld Design, the new story arc of HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER spotlighting the White Masks. Available in August 2023.
There is nothing the ruthless White Masks won’t do to eliminate a nest of monsters. Nothing is apparently unthinkable or off-limits, as a special and infamous member of their ranks is dispatched to finish the job in Erie, Pennsylvania. Bait, a fan-favorite White Mask (a young boy with amputated arms and a tendency to survive suicidal odds), is dispatched with a mission more malicious than imaginable at hand. Something (or someone) else is killing the children now, and however unexpected… the children will find the one that hunts them viciously familiar…
HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #16 features main covers by Javier Rodriguez (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and co-creator Werther Dell’Edera with Miquel Muerto, as well as variant cover art by acclaimed artist Raúl Allén (Shock Shop), Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (Tim Drake: Robin), and Peach Momoko (Wynd).
Something is Killing the Children is the bestselling Eisner Award and Ringo Award-winning hit series created by acclaimed comics writer James Tynion IV and illustrator Werther Dell’Edera. It has sold over one million copies worldwide, been nominated for the Harvey Awards, and garnered widespread critical acclaim. Readers and fans can find the first five volumes collecting the first twenty-five issues of the ongoing series in bookstores everywhere.
HOUSE 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; 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; 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; 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; and the upcoming Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph. 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.
Print copies of HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #16 will be available for sale on August 9, 2023 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com 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. Fans and readers can purchase copies of HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER VOL 1 SC & HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER VOL 2 SC are available now wherever books are sold.