Phillip Kelly, Fanbase Press Contributor

Phillip Kelly, Fanbase Press Contributor

With the release of Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix, there have been a lot of memes floating around about how everyone simply loves Klaus. Well, here’s your chance to get even more Klaus. It’s like the creators of The Umbrella Academy comic book could pre-cog read your minds.

Something Is Killing the Children is not for the faint of heart. It’s badass, but it also doesn’t shy away from hard-to-see moments. Children get killed in some pretty horrible ways. Tynion and Dell’edera don’t want to give you the safety net of being able to look away. This isn’t a news report or a headline you can scroll past on Facebook; they want you right there in the school while the violence is happening. Stories and fiction are usually the safety net, to keep readers at a safe distance while exploring social issues and concerns, but these creators don’t want you to feel safe. They want you present as our heroes stay seemingly one step behind the oncoming series of tragedies.

Matt Kindt is a storyteller among storytellers. Like Ray Bradbury and Neil Gaiman, he is able to take the familiar - the stories we know and love and repeat in our heads endlessly - and finds a way to reshape and reform them, giving us something new, fresh, and, sometimes, stories that feel dangerous. After all, what else in these fan-obsessive days feels more dangerous than toying with the stories we love.

Erica Slaughter is the Ripley, the Sarah Connor, the Furiosa of Tynion and Dell’edera’s Something Is Killing the Children. She’s a ruthless monster hunter that doesn’t like abiding by the rules, especially if it gets in the way of actually helping kids. She’s only one part of why this series was nominated for Best New Series at the 2020 Eisner Awards, but she’s a big part of it. Even as we learn more about her in this issue - where she comes from, how she came to be a part of the House of Slaughter - she remains a beautiful mystery: imperfect, afraid, but willing to do whatever needs to be done.

James Tynion IV doesn’t waste time raising the stakes in this issue, making this the series to read.

Every week, Fanbase Press Contributor Phillip Kelly plays and reviews a handful of brand new independent video games, all costing no more than $25. Why?  There are a lot of indie games out there, and if he can help you, curious reader, to parse through the selection with even a little more knowledge, then, by god, he’ll die content.

Every week, Fanbase Press Contributor Phillip Kelly plays and reviews a handful of brand new independent video games, all costing no more than $25. Why?  There are a lot of indie games out there, and if he can help you, curious reader, to parse through the selection with even a little more knowledge, then, by god, he’ll die content.

Our group of heroes has been spread far and wide, not just by miles, but by multiverses.

Fanbase Press' coverage of the 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards continues with the "Countdown to the Eisners" series. From June 22 through July 14, 2020, Fanbase Press will highlight each of the Eisner Awards' 31 nomination categories, providing comic book industry members and readers alike the opportunity to learn more about the nominees and their work. Stay tuned for Fanbase Press' continued coverage of the Eisner Awards, including live coverage of the ceremony at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2020.

Fanbase Press' coverage of the 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards continues with the "Countdown to the Eisners" series. From June 22 through July 14, 2020, Fanbase Press will highlight each of the Eisner Awards' 31 nomination categories, providing comic book industry members and readers alike the opportunity to learn more about the nominees and their work. Stay tuned for Fanbase Press' continued coverage of the Eisner Awards, including live coverage of the ceremony at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2020.

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