Staring Down Into The Pit: ‘Something Is Killing The Children #6’ Reviewed

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead
James dreams of the night his friends died as he sleeps at the hospital while Erica and Tommy watch him. Tommy wants to know more about what just happened at Archer’s Peak, but Erica won’t give him anything. After breaking his arm, she finally gets Tommy to back down. She then goes to visit the sole survivor across town. Erica knows the creature had babies; she needs to know how many. Meanwhile, the police are still picking through the mess at Archer’s Peak. The deputies all suspect something more is going on here, but the sheriff won’t budge. 

Something is Killing the Children #6 cover by Werther Dell'Edera and Miquel Muerto
Something is Killing the Children #6 cover by Werther Dell’Edera and Miquel Muerto

Something is Killing the Children #6 picks up with the aftermath to the battle at Archer’s Peak. James was injured but will live, Tommy wants to know more about what the hell happened, and Erica needs to make sure that her job is proper finished.
It remains an eerie read, with Erica making dark intonations that the threat isn’t gone–hence the monster babies. There’s a particularly eerie scene where Erica speaks with the girl who survived Archer’s Peak and learns just what was going on there and how many offspring the monster had. 
We also get a glimpse of the House of Slaughter, the family that spawned Erica and sent her on her monster-killing crusade.
This book really drips with personality. Between the bleak atmosphere and the fact that Erica is a bit of an antisocial misanthrope, there’s plenty to enjoy in the doom and gloom of Something is Killing the Children.
Something is Killing the Children #6 art by Werther Dell'Edera and Miquel Muerto with letters from Andworld Design
Something is Killing the Children #6 art by Werther Dell’Edera and Miquel Muerto with letters from Andworld Design

Werther Dell’Edera’s artwork continues to be downright gorgeous. His stylism gives Something its identity. The texturing, detailing, and emoting all come together to give this book its enjoyably macabre flavor. Miquel Muerto has a colorfully gloomy palette that brings together the quirky and purgatorial vibes of the book.
Something is Killing the Children #6 keeps things interesting with hints of threats to come and a glimpse at Erica’s family. We also get to enjoy Erica’s misanthropic tendencies as well as the delightful visual work of Dell’Edera and Muerto. Needless to say, this one gets a recommendation. Check it out.
Something is Killing the Children #6 comes to us from writer James Tynion IV, artist Werther Dell’Edera, color artist Miquel Muerto, letters from Andworld Design, cover artist Werther Dell’Edera with Miquel Muerto, and variant cover artists Jenny Frison; and Werther Dell’Edera with Miquel Muerto.
Final Score: 8/10

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