Something is Killing the Children

Episode 77

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Greetings, Explorers! The gang heads into the den of Something is Killing the Children, Vol 1.  The children of Archer’s Peak are not safe. One child survives an attack that leaves the rest of his friends dead. No one believes his story about a monster killing his friends. However, the new stranger in town believes him. Her name is Erica Slaughter and she’s been killing monsters for years. Story by James Tynion IV. Art by Werther Dell’edera. Published by Boom! Studios.

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Dennis, Johnny, and guest host Jake chat about the balancing act of horror, gore, and humanity that Tynion masterfully pulls off in Something is Killing the Children, Vol 1. Next, they discuss the cinematic feel of the book’s illustrations. Last, they discuss how the characters and story tiptoes up to tropes without becoming one. Additional topics include if Tynion and Dell’edera are characters from Game of Thrones or Borderlands; Metal Gear Solid: Exposition; and last, but not certainly not least, the storytelling and art of Something is Killing the Children, Vol 1.

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