If you’re a fan of the comic series Something is Killing the Children, we have great news for you. The comics have proved such a hit that Boom! Studios has decided to dive even deeper into the world. The first issue of spinoff series House of Slaughter arrives this fall!

The new horror series will take fans deep into the inner workings of the mysterious House of Slaughter. As you explore the secret history of the Order, you’ll learn more about how Erica became the monster hunter she is today.

Co-creator James Tynion IV and co-writer Tate Brombal of Something is Killing the Children will head up House of Slaughter.

“Ever since our first glimpse of the House of Slaughter in Something is Killing the Children #5, I knew that there was an entire world of monsters and monster hunters outside of Erica Slaughter’s story. And once the book grew into the juggernaut of a series it’s become, thanks to all of our incredible fans, I knew I wanted to start telling those stories,” said Tynion IV. “I’m so honored to have the incredible Tate Brombal and the phenomenal Chis Shehan joining us to tell this exciting new story introducing everyone to the hunters Erica grew up alongside, and the other Houses within the Order of St. George, while Werther [Dell‘Edera] and I start plotting out Erica’s next adventure!” 

Here’s the official description of House of Slaughter from Boom! Studios:

You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica’s handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter. Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition. . .

In addition to Tynion IV and Brombal, the creative team behind the spinoff series includes illustrator/co-creator Werther Dell‘Edera; artist Chris Shehan; colorist Miquel Muerto; and letterer AndWorld Design.

House of Slaughter #1 arrives October 2021. But you can get a sneak peek at the first covers below.

Source: Boom! Studios