Something Is Killing The Children #33 brings our main character ever closer to an inevitable confrontation. But will our hosts have their own confrontation about the latest issue written by James Tynion IV, with art by Werther Dell’Edrera from BOOM! Studios?
We reviewed the book on this week’s Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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Something Is Killing The Children #33 Review:
Are you ready for a throwdown? Pete LePage called this his issue of the week, saying, “This does a great job of building up the tension for what’s to come… I love the art, I love the storytelling. I love… all of this coming together in this issue. Just getting you so excited for the next one… I’m so impressed with this book all the time.”
LePage also loved that the book is taking its time telling its story, which is the thing that is turning off fellow host Justin Tyler. “This book has become such a hangout book,” Tyler said, “where the characters are hanging out, not a ton happens… This issue is all anticipation for the next issue.”
Alex Zalben, who was more on LePage’s side, noted that he’s “come to peace” with the pace of the series by thinking about it like Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley’s run on Ultimate Spider-Man: every issue is 20 pages of the ongoing story. “I get what you’re saying because a lot of times it doesn’t work on an issue-by-issue basis,” Zalben said. “But if you’re looking at it as like: I’m getting a little snippet of this world? It does work.”
Other than the pacing, Zalben called out the emotion of the book as well as Dell’edera’s “phenomenal” art as positives, while LePage added, “If you like this world then you want to spend time in it even if it’s not [giving] all the answers.”
Something Is Killing The Children #33 Official Synopsis:
Help finally arrives in the town of Tribulation, but whose side are they on?
Most importantly, with Cutter in deadly pursuit and the Duplicitype still very much a threat, what chance does Erica stand?