Review: Something is Killing the Children #15
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Werther Dell’edera
Colorist: Miquel Muerto
Letterer: Andworld Design
Reviewer: Tony Farina
The Order of St. George needs a scapegoat to hide the existence of monsters from the world. Erica’s actions will determine what is to become of Archer’s Peak, and ultimately, the House of Slaughter.
Something is Killing the Children #15 is pretty damn spectacular. I am at a point with this series where I can’t tell if I love it because James the Fourth is such a fantastic writer or if because Werther Dell’Edera is a god among men. Can it be both? I suppose it can be. This month, about 1/3 of the book are splash pages and often the dialogue is sparse or non-existent and yet, the story moves along masterfully. So again, who gets the credit? James or Werther? Scroll down and you decide.
Is there a better hero in indie comics right now than Erica Slaughter? Go ahead, consult your notes. I will wait…
Did you come back empty handed? Yeah. Me too. She is everything we want and need right now. I want to think that there is someone out there doing the dirty work that I don’t want to do. I mean, I know that there are tons of those people. There is a commentary here on the underclass in America and what it means to be a hero. Sure, it is a story about monsters and it is terrifying, but it is more than that.
Something is Killing the Children #15 leave quite a few loose ends in Archer’s Peak even though it seems like Tommy has taken the fall. I just have a hard time thinking nevermore is going to go along with the BS story concocted by the White Masks. I know people really want to believe in something when they are facing a reality that is terrifying, but it just rubs me the wrong way. It is a small nit to pick.
Something is Killing the Children #15 wraps up our time in Archer’s Peak (for now?) and has given us some food for thought for the future and more interesting, about the past. Luckily, for those of us who have fallen in love with Erica, we are not done with her. In May the series picks back up. We will finally learn Erica’s back story and more about the House of Slaughter. Sign me up!