REVIEW: Enter the House of Slaughter FCBD
Book Title: Enter the House of Slaughter FCBD
Book Description: This is the story of the House of Slaughter, a group of monsters that have the sole purpose of killing other monsters. Enter the House of Slaughter is a parallel story to the hit series Something is Killing the Children.
The main focus of this issue is on Aaron Slaughter. He seems to be regretting his decision to join the House of Slaughter. Then again, it seems his primary job at this time is cleaning up messes that Erica has created.
In the course of his work we see just how good the House of Slaughter is at getting their way. If they have the ability to reshape someone’s financial history in a matter of moments, who's going to argue with them?
Book Author: James Tynion IV
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: BOOM! Studios
Illustrator: Werther Dell’Edera
- Interior Art(3)
- Cover Art(4)
I’m not as well versed in Something is Killing the Children as I’d like to be. I was late to the party on that title and have been playing catch up in between working on everything else in my reading stack. So far I’m only about halfway through the first TPB.
The way that Enter the House of Slaughter pairs up so seamlessly with its predecessor is phenomenal! We get to learn what is being said on the other end of the line when Erica is on the phone. We get to see a lot more of the dynamics at play in the House of Slaughter.
The cover is very similar to the first issue of Something is Killing the Children, which is very fitting considering it’s a spin-off. In both cases I’m very fond of it.
The artwork meshes well with the story. It’s not too detailed. Given the nature of a lot of the content, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Leaving something to the imagination is good.
As a geek on a budget you can’t miss with a book that comes out on Free Comic Book Day. In the event that your local comic book store is out of the title you wanted, the digital copy will be available for free through ComiXology relatively quickly.
I’m of the opinion this is a must read. You don’t have to be a subject matter expert on Something is Killing the Children to appreciate it. That being said, the Free Comic Book Day issue of Enter the House of Slaughter does contain spoilers for it so keep that in mind if you want to learn about the whole universe.