Graphic Novel Review: Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 6
Hello, Hello, Hello!
I hope you’ve all been doing great. I’m counting down the days till I move in with my boyfriend in just over a month, so naturally I’ve been reading up a storm to pass the time!
This time I read Something is Killing the Children, Vol. 6 by James Tynion IV.
If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that this is one of my favorites series. In fact, it’s one of the few series I automatically preorder the next volume of. Volume 5 wasn’t my favorite, but with the threat of a sinister new antagonist, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one.
On to the review!
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Monster hunter Erica Slaughter becomes the hunted and faces her doom alone!
With the last person in her corner gone and a ruthless agent from the Order of St. George closing in, Erica Slaughter finds herself alone and without a prayer. Can she take on this horrific new monster plaguing the small town of Tribulation, New Mexico by herself, or is this the end of her story? Erica is faced with a choice to reach out to an unexpected source for help, or find herself dealing with both a monster and her human enemies alone… Erica Slaughter faces her deadliest challenge yet in the next volume of the Eisner-winning and Harvey Award-nominated series from GLAAD Award-winning author James Tynion IV (Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake), artist Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades), colorist Miquel Muerto (Radiant Red), and letterer AndWorld Design (Nightwing, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr). Collects Something is Killing the Children #26-30.
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I’ve got to admit, I’m a little disappointed with how this volume turned out overall.
Since last time, Erica has barely survived her deadly encounters and now has a sinister agent coming for her. With no more assistance from within the St. George organization and her list of allies growing thin, Erica depends on an unlikely alliance to move forward. Can she survive long enough to defy the forces stacked against her?
I felt like this volume had too much filler content. In the previous volume there was a lot of building up the central conflict for an epic battle, but we didn’t get that in this volume. Also, a big decision made by another character seemed a copout and really irked me.
Despite that, we do get some vital information about the monster Erica has been hunting, and I liked that progression. I’m also curious about the plan Erica seems to be working towards.
As for Erica and co., the characters are good but I wanted a little more vulnerability. Erica’s unexpected allies seem to have a similar attitude to her and it felt kind of one note. We did get some backstory to them that had lots of emotion behind it, but their present state of mind made them come off a bit cold.
I still have high hopes for this series, but as readers we need to see some payoff every now and again with some epic battles and crazy developments. Here’s hoping we see some of that next time!
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!