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Something Is Killing the Children Reading Order, Explore The Slaughterverse

Launched as a five-issue limited series by BOOM! Studios in 2019, Something Is Killing the Children has since become a successful award-winning franchise with multiple spin-off series. Created by writer James Tynion IV and artist Werther Dell’Edera, this ongoing comic book series is about hunting monsters!

Everything starts when the children of Archer’s Peak begin to go missing. If some never return, a few resurfaced with horrible stories to tell about terrifying creatures living in the shadows. Those tales seem too improbable for most, but one mysterious stranger named Erica Slaughter believes what the children are saying because killing monsters is what she does. She’s here for that and won’t be stopped. But what will happen when the monsters are dealt with?

As Something Is Killing the Children explores the adventures of Erica Slaughter, her relationship with the mysterious Order of St. George who employs her, and her past, the spin-off series House of Slaughter goes further into the backstory with an exploration of the secret history of the Order. And the new Book of Butcher series is now exploring Maxine Slaughter’s journey from white to black mask.

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Giant Days Comic, A Reading Guide

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Giant Days Comic Reading Order

Giant Days is a comedic comic book written by John Allison that was launched in 2015 by Boom! Studio (Lumberjanes, Buffy) with Lissa Treiman as the main artist for the first six issues, then Max Sarin for most of the next 48 issues—it won the Eisner Award for “Best Continuing Series” in 2019.

The story follows the lives of Susan Ptolemy, Daisy Wooton, and Esther de Groot, three students, and roommates at the University of Sheffield, England, from their first to last days, and a bit beyond. Susan is a grounded medical student who smokes a lot and often hides behind a tough attitude; Daisy is an optimistic archaeology student who’s a bit too sweet for this world; and Esther is a goth—and a bit of a drama queen—who’s into black metal and study English Literature.

There’s also Graham McGraw, a childhood friend and love interest of Susan who’s a bit too much into being handy; and Ed Gemmell, a friend and roommate of McGraw’s who’s in love with Esther, tragically for him.

For years, Giant Days offered fun, breezy slice-of-life stories with a lot of humor, romantic entanglements, British idiosyncrasies, and a lot of personality. And overall, it’s a great friendship story about becoming an adult.

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Last Updated on September 8, 2023.

Big Trouble in Little China Comics, a Reading Guide

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Jack Burton is not your ordinary hero simply because… he is not the hero! Jack Burton is the iconic sidekick who thinks he is the leading man. And it gave us the cult classic Big Trouble in Little China directed by John Carpenter, and starring Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, and James Hong.

Even if Jack Burton was born ready, it has to be said that the amazing and hilarious adventure he had was almost impossible to predict. A wise-cracking truck driver, Jack Burton finds himself involved in an ancient battle between Good and Evil when the fiancée of his friend Wang Chi is kidnapped and must be rescued from bandits in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Despite a lack of success at the box office at the time of its release, the movie became a fan-favorite. So much that almost 30 years after, Boom Studios! continued Jack’s journey through multiple ongoing stories.

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Irredeemable/Incorruptible Reading Order

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What If Superman Was Evil? is a question that has inspired writers for a very long time. One of the most famous examples out there right now is certainly Homelander from The Boys, designed as an evil version of Captain America and Superman. This is also the subject at the center of the alternate universe of Injustice, a trope explored by Mark Millar in his now-classic story Superman: Red Son, and many many more stories.

This is also the question asked in a way by Irredeemable. To be more specific, the comic asks: what if the world’s greatest hero decided to become the world’s greatest villain? Writer Mark Waid and artist Peter Krause answers this question with Plutonian, the world’s most powerful hero, who snaps and turns into the world’s greatest villain, with only his former teammates having a chance at stopping his rampage. But while on the run from the world’s most powerful and angry being, will these former teammates discover his secrets in time? How did he come to this? What became of the hope and promise once inside him? What happens to the world when its savior betrays it? What makes a hero irredeemable?

And when the more powerful hero goes bad, what happens to the super villain? Mark Waid partnered with Jean Diaz for the companion piece Incorruptible, about a super villain trying to become a superhero.

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Last Updated on September 7, 2023.

Buffyverse Comics Reading Order: Buffy and Angel Comic Books published by Dark Horse (and IDW)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a supernatural television drama series that aired between 1997 and 2003. It follows the adventures of Buffy Summers, the Chosen One. She is gifted with the strength and skills to fight vampires, demons, and other supernatural creatures. As Buffy grows up, she must face the challenge of every teenager (and after) life and also the darkness. She is surrounded by friends and family who help her in her mission.

Now, you can continue this adventure in comic book form. Some depict events and situations unseen during the series’ run, while other comics follow the characters after the conclusion of the show’s official run. Some are canon, some are not.

What to read (and watch) before the Buffy and Angel comics?

If you are here, it means you are familiar with Buffy Summers for at least the television series, Buffy the Vampire Series. Our heroine made her first appearance in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before becoming the badass heroine of her own television show and comic books.  Obviously, you want to have watched both Buffy (seasons 1-7) and Angel (seasons 1-5) at least once before diving into the comic books.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic publication began during the television show aired. Most of those stories during that time take place in parallel with the series’s events. Despite that, they are not all considered canonical.

After the show’s concluded, the publisher began releasing new seasons and spin-offs written and/or supervised by creator Joss Whedon and officially recognized as canon to the show.
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Last Updated on June 30, 2022.

Power Rangers Comics Reading Order (by Boom! Studios)

The Power Rangers is an American franchise based on the Japanese franchise Super Sentai. The first Power Rangers entry, the television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, aired between 1993 and 1998 on FOX Kids and became a 1990s pop-culture phenomenon with a large line of toys.

The franchise has pursued its extension with other television series, movies, toys, video games, books, and, of course… comic books! Throughout the years since the 90s, there are been multiple publishers (like Marvel, Image, and Disney).

Today we’re talking about the line of Power Rangers comics launched in 2016 by Boom Studios, presented as a mix of classic concepts and new ideas.

What to read/watch before the comics Power Rangers?

The Boom comics are based on the 90s television series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, with the stories taking place in a more modern setting (with smartphones).

Being familiar with it is a good thing, but it’s not an obligation. even if the comics assume you possess some familiarity with the series and the characters, you can still read them and enjoy them without it. It’s your choice.

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the television series

Beyond the television series, it’s also a great place to indicate that Boom Studios republished old stories from other publishers:

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Last Updated on February 21, 2024.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth Reading Order: How to read the Buffy/Angel Boom Studios’ event?

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth Reading Order

As explained in the Buffyverse Comic Book Reboot Reading Order by Boom Studios, Dark Horse Comics’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer license expired at the end of 2018, and the license is now in the hands of BOOM! Studios who relaunched the series in 2019 and followed 3 months later with an Angel title. The publisher didn’t lose time and offered the first cross-over event, Hellmouth.

What is the Hellmouth event about? Written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert and illustrated by Eleonora Carlini and Marco Renna, Hellmouth is a miniseries of the crossover event tying into the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel comic book series.

As Boom Studios explain to us, Buffy and her Scooby Gang will have to muster all their strength as they deal with an open Hellmouth that threatens the lives of everyone they love in Sunnydale. Meanwhile, Angel, the vampire cursed with a soul, arrives in town to find his redemption by doing whatever it takes to close the Hellmouth… and no human, demon, or Slayer will stand in his way.

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Last Updated on January 4, 2023.

Steven Universe Comics Reading Order

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Steven Universe Comics Reading Order

If you are here, you probably know Steven Universe, the American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. It’s the story of Steven Universe, your normal Beach City citizen … who is anything but normal! He lives with the Crystal Gems—magical, humanoid aliens named Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. Steven is half-Gem and has adventures with his friends and helps the Gems protect the world from their own kind.

The series ran for five seasons, from November 2013 to January 2019. The TV film Steven Universe: The Movie was released in September 2019, and an epilogue limited series, Steven Universe Future, ran from December 2019 to March 2020. It’s not enough? Well, there are also comic books published by Boom Studios. Those comics are not totally canon… Mostly, they are considered canonical as long as they aren’t contradicted by the series.

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Last Updated on September 2, 2022.

Serenity/Firefly Reading Order: How to read/watch Joss Whedon’s series?

Serenity/Firefly Reading Order

Firefly is an American space Western media franchise created by Joss Whedon. It includes the TV series Firefly, the film Serenity, some novels and multiple comic books.

The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures.

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Last Updated on April 17, 2024.

Lumberjanes Reading Order (Boom! comics)

Friendship to the Max! Comic book series created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooklyn A. Allen, Lumberjanes is published by Boom! Studios

The story takes us at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

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Last Updated on April 13, 2023.