We reviewed the book on the 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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The Book Of Butcher #1 Review:
Spinning off of Something is Killing the Children, the focus turns to Maxine Slaughter, and her continued evolution in a swamp in New Orleans. In the process, we get some wild twists and expansions of the overall mythology of the franchise.
“I love this,” said host Alex Zalben, kicking things off. “This issue gives you huge amounts of necessary information [on] the world of Something is Killing the Children in a way that we haven’t had so far.”
Pete LePage added that he was “not disappointed in this comic at all,” and was intrigued by the continued exploration of the structure of the various houses in the overall franchise. And the twist that perhaps not all monsters are killing the children was “exciting… I love the fact that you spend more time in this world.”
For Justin Tyler, he was impressed by how well this book set up “a lot of future stories that can take place in this universe,” as well as the interesting details throughout the multiple text pages. “And then a great story that very directly opens the world into monsters that we’re friends with.”
The Book Of Butcher #1 Official Synopsis:
Leading into the fifth anniversary of Something Is Killing The Children and building on last year’s Book of Slaughter, Maxine Slaughter steps into the spotlight in her journey from White to Black Mask.
With New Orleans as her destination, what will Maxine uncover about House Boucher… and what will she learn about herself in the process?
The award-winning, bestselling creative team of James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera unleash their only first issue of 2023 and set the stage for year five of the Slaughterverse!