Graphic Novel Review: Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 2
Long time no see. I hope you’ve all been enjoying your recent reads. Personally, I’m still chiseling away at grad school assignments like there’s no tomorrow, but it’s going well and I’m looking forward to October because I’m taking three days off that month to enjoy life a little bit.
Anywho, today I’m back with another graphic novel review. This time I read Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 2 (Comics 6-10) by James Tynion IV.
After reading the first volume (you can check out my review here), I was hooked! I simply had to know what happened next, so my library graciously loaned me the second one.
Also, did you know that Netflix is going to make a show out of this? I’m so freaking excited! You can check that news out here.
So, did this continuation live up to the first phenomenal volume? Keep on reading to find out!
EVIL NEVER DIES…UNLESS ERICA SLAUGHTER KILLS IT.
Erica Slaughter may have slain the monster terrorizing the small Wisconsin town of Archer’s Peak, but the horror is far from over. As her mysterious handler arrives in town to clean up her mess and quarantine the townsfolk, Erica sets off deeper into the woods — because the monster she killed was a mother… and now she needs to kill its children.
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Wow, what a great continuation of this epic and horrific story!
Taking place right after the events of the first volume (comics 1-5), Erica continues on her hunt, this time for the spawn of the mother monster she killed. But with few allies and the hopelessness that most people can’t even see them, can Erica stop them before the body count rises to an astronomical level?
I’m happy to say that after reading this volume I’m still hooked to this series.
The characters are still just as great, with Erica taking the lead throughout. We get to know just a little more about who she is and what happened in her past. We also get to see how much she cares underneath her blunt, unapologetic self (and there’s good reason for that temperament too).
I did wish James, got a little bit more screen time, but given what happened to him in the last volume it’s understandable that he faded into the background for a minute. I also enjoyed Tommy’s involvement and that he’s wising up, even if just a little. I seriously hope this town gets their act together!
Naturally, the gory plot drew me in. I’m always down for a bloodfest, and this collection didn’t disappoint. Compared to the first volume, there was a bit more filler, and that was a smidge disappointing, but everything was still extremely entertaining and horrific.
If you liked the first volume, definitely keep reading. You won’t regret it!
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!
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I did not know Netflix was making a show out of Something Is Killing the Children. (Gosh, it feel terrible typing that title!) Cool!
Me either. I found the article after I finished this second volume and nearly squealed with delight. I agree, the title is awful, but maybe in a good way?
I’m excited about the Netflix adaptation! I wonder who will be cast as Erica?
Yay! Glad I’m not the only one. Whoever gets casted better be a badass!