Third Eye Spotlight: HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #1

Published August 3rd, 2021

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Hey Third Eye Faithful! We know how much you all have been loving SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN and we are so stoked to shine the spotlight on it’s bloody spin-off HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER. Continuing to dive deep into the story of the House of Slaughter, the place that made Erica Slaughter exactly what she is.

Continuing to helm the story is superstar writer James Tynion IV, who we already know is doing an incredible job with SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN and we’re super excited to see what’s to come next with the lore-expanding HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER.

What’s the scoop on HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER?

Discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today.

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.

Dive deeper into the world of Something is Killing the Children in this first story arc by co-creator James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake) and co-writer Tate Brombal (Barbalien), with art by rising star Chris Shehan (The Autumnal) and co-creator Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades).

Check out some other awesome works by James Tynion IV!


Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter—well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter’s always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter’s invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It’s beautiful, it’s opulent, it’s private—so a week of putting up with Walter’s weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not? All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn’t a chance to reconnect be…nice? With Something Is Killing The Children and The Department of Truth, James Tynion IV has changed the face of horror in modern comics — now get ready for his most ambitious story yet, alongside his Detective Comics partner Álvaro Martínez Bueno!


When the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. The few children that return alive have terrible stories-impossible details of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to be the only adult who sees what they can see.  Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done. GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (The Woods, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for a haunting series about staring into the abyss… and what happens when the abyss stares back


Cole Turner has studied conspiracy theories all his life, but he isn’t prepared for what happens when he discovers that all of them are true, from the JFK assassination to flat Earth theory and reptilian shapeshifters. One organization has been covering them up for generations. What is the deep, dark secret behind the Department of Truth? 

Want to keep up with everything House of Slaughter?

With how much of a hit Something is Killing the Children is, we’re sure that House of Slaughter will follow in it’s incredible footsteps. We’re so excited for this book and can’t wait to dive in, so if you want to keep up, too, click here to add HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER to your pull list!

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