All the world's a stage . . . but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic—literally!
Jory and the rest of the Backstagers have one goal this semester: to put on the best show their town’s ever seen. But best laid plans aren’t easy to achieve when there’s an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain! When one of the actors suddenly goes missing, the Backstagers must band together to save their comrade and maintain the natural balance of . . . theater.
James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) and artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) explore what it means to be an outcast looking to find one’s place in an earnest story of friendship and self-expression.
James Tynion IV is the GLAAD award-winning writer behind BOOM! Studios hit original series Wynd, The Woods, and The Backstagers. He’s also earned acclaim for his work on Batman, Batman: Detective Comics, Justice League and more of the top-selling series at DC Comics along with his Image Comics series, Department of Truth. Something is Killing the Children debuted as the highest-selling original comic book series launch in BOOM! Studios history and has continued to grow readership and sales well into its second year with issue #11 outselling #1 and issue #16 outselling #11. Something is Killing the Children was nominated for a 2020 Eisner Award in the “Best New Series” category. Tynion’s property Department of Truth was announced as optioned by Sister, the production company co-founded by Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider, and Jane Featherstone, for development in both film and television.