The Hit SlaughterVerse Spin-Off, HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1 Gets the Pen & Ink Treatment

Explore the House of Slaughter in beautiful Black & White

BOOM! Studios announced today the continuation of the PEN & INK collection: a deluxe art-focused format of select first issues featuring stunning black and white interior artwork and cover with artist commentary of the hit Something Is Killing The Children spin-off, HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1 by Tate Brombal and Chris Shehan, available January 2024. This newest issue follows the BRZRKR #1: PEN & INK, by the record smashing creative team of Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1: PEN & INK, by Eisner-winning creators James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera and the multiple award-nominated THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR #1: PEN & INK by Ram V and Filipe Andrade. 

Revisit the very beginning and the bloody, record-breaking Something Is Killing The Children spinoff through unadulterated, raw black & white line art! Featuring never-before-revealed insights into the creative process on each page with exclusive commentary by series artist Chris Shehan and a brand new introduction by writer Tate Brombal!

“After the monumental support and praise for James and Werther’s Something Is Killing The Children Pen & Ink, it just made sense to bring fans House of Slaughter to complete their Pen & Ink SlaughterVerse collections,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing, Filip Sablik. “This fresh presentation of some of our biggest debuts in recent years paired with incredible insight from the amazing artists who drew them is a must have for any fan!”

Every PEN & INK issue will feature a premium cardstock cover and luxuriously thick wood free interior paper, alongside a gorgeous Spot UV variant cover and a blank sketch cover.

The PEN & INK Collection 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; 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; 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; 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; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade, and the upcoming Underheist by David and Maria Lapham. 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.

HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1: PEN & INK will be available January 2024 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, and Google Play. SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN: PEN & INK #1 and THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR: PEN & INK #1 are available now, and BRZRKR: PEN & INK #1 will be available October 18, 2023.