Good God, volume two of Something is Killing the Children is amazing. The story being told is expanded upon in a way that makes me want to keep reading. When I got to the end of the trade, I was disappointed that I had to wait to read the next one. I didn’t bring the next one with me, but I will be reading it as soon as I can.
James Tynion IV, Werther Dell’edera, and Miquel Muerto work together to make a comic that not only looks great but is interesting to read. The lettering by Andworld Design helps reel you in. I can’t help but become engrossed in the story that they’re telling. The way Dell’edera and Muerto’s work blends together helps give it a flow that makes the action be just as dynamic as the best superhero comics. The way some pages are laid out gives you more time for a payoff in terms of the way the story unfolds in those panels.
I don’t want to say too much about the plot. This picks up in the fallout of the end of the previous collection. Not only that but you begin to learn about the organization that Erica is apart of. You get a small glimpse of the House of Slaughter. You see how much bureaucracy is involved in their dealings and how similar they are to other organizations.
I continue to be blown away by Something is Killing the Children and I can’t recommend it to anyone more than I have. If you want to read an engrossing and dynamic horror comic you should read this series. I give Something is Killing the Children Vol. 2 10 possessed octopus toys out of 10.