BOOM! Studios Announces First Issue Of A New ‘House of Slaughter’ Story
by Brendan M. Allen
BOOM! Studios has announced the launch of the next story within the bestselling horror anthology series, House of Slaughter, set in the world of Something Is Killing The Children. From co-creator James Tynion IV and new co-writer Sam Johns, with art by rising star artist Letizia Cadonici and co-creator Werther Dell’Edera, comes the premiere of the first issue of a new original story about the mysterious Scarlet Masks in House of Slaughter #6, available May 2022.
‘Edwin Slaughter is a Scarlet Mask, one of the secret record keepers of the Order of St. George. He’s enamored with stories of ancient hunters, as well as those in his midst, but he only gets to write the stories and never live them himself. That is, until what starts out as standard reconnaissance for the Order turns Edwin’s world upside down—a legendary monster is discovered, one long thought extinct! It’s taken the lives of countless children, bringing Edwin into the field and into real danger for the very first time.’
“When we decided to launch a supporting title to Something is Killing the Children, the goal was to create a series that could cycle through many stories in the mythology surrounding the House of Slaughter. The stories Werther and I would never get a chance to tell, but knew must be told!” said said Tynion IV. “Sam and Letizia introduce you to Edwin Slaughter, a member of the Scarlet Masks. There’s so much depth behind their blood red masks–I’m so excited for you to learn more about them, and Edwin in particular!
House of Slaughter #6 features main cover art by Rafael Albuquerque and co-creator Dell’Edera, as well as variant cover art by Kyle Hotz, Jorge Corona, and Andrea Sorrentino.
Print copies of House of Slaughter #6 will be available for sale in May 2022.