Summary

GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back. When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done.

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Can Erica withstand the final stages of the mysterious Order of St. George initiation?Erica finally faces her official initiation into the Order of St. George, a tortuous process that pits a child against an unrestrained monster… and bonds them to it for the rest of their life.Does Erica have what it takes to earn the Mark of St. George, embody the oath of secrecy each member of the House of Slaughter makes, and take her rightful place among the Order?

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Erica must play the Game of Nowhere, a secretive binding ritual of the Order of St. George, but not everyone wants her to succeed. And it's much more than a game; it is an important, yet dangerous part of a hunter's initiation... and not all students survive the process. Will Erica pass? And if so, at what cost?

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What secrets lie at the heart of the House of Slaughter? Erica, and her rival Aaron, will soon learn as they are pulled deeper and deeper into the Order of St. George... but the truth may destroy them.

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The story you demanded begins here: the origin of Erica Slaughter! What shocking events brought Erica to the House of Slaughter? ...and what did she have to do to join the Order of St. George? The secrets are revealed here for the first time in this perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

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The Order of St. George needs a scapegoat to hide the existence of monsters from the world. Erica’s actions will determine what is to become of Archer’s Peak, and ultimately, the House of Slaughter.

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The monsters in Archer’s Peak have surrounded the school where Erica and Tommy make their last stand. Even if the House of Slaughter can save them, will the price of their help be too high?

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Time is running out for Erica to save Archer’s Peak, both from its monster infestation and from the occupation of the Order of St. George. Will Erica be forced to finally stop being a lone wolf and accept help from unlikely allies?

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Erica’s gambit to save Archer’s Peak has failed. Now, the town is under the full control of the Order of St. George. And if the spread of the monsters can’t be contained, then the Order might move to eradicate the entire area...

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When Erica’s Handler forces a confrontation on the street of Archer’s Peak, Erica must decide where her loyalties lie—to her employers, or to the people who need her?

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With her mysterious employers looking to recall and reprimand her, Erica’s running out of time to save the town of Archer’s Peak. Do the answers lie with the mysterious young girl found in the monster’s lair who no one can identify?

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Erica's employers, the mysterious Order of St. George, have taken control of Archer’s Peak and sealed it off from the outside world. But can they hope to quarantine the damage caused by the monsters… and Erica Slaughter?

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Erica may have slayed the beast terrorizing Archer’s Peak, but the town is far from safe. As James recuperates from the horrible events of the last issue, Tommy alsostruggles to find his place in the new status quo of his life.

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Erica may have slayed the beast terrorizing Archer’s Peak, but the town is far from safe. As James recuperates from the horrible events of the last issue, Tommy also struggles to find his place in the new status quo of his life.

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The time for investigation is over. The hunt begins, as Erica Slaughter brings her namesake to the monsters of Archer’s Peak.

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The FBI has come to the small town of Archer’s Peak, allegedly to help stop more children from being killed. But when the Sheriff’s department turns their investigation to Erica Slaughter, the FBI is more interested in getting in the way. As the horrified townspeople watch Erica arm herself for a war they can’t see, tensions rise to their breaking point in this penultimate issue.

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Things in Archer’s Peak are only growing worse. Erica Slaughter is on the hunt, but the children are still dying. Angry and afraid, the inhabitants turn their suspicions on the stranger in their midst, the woman who arrived just as the killings began. Will Erica be able to save the town, or will the very people she is trying to protect turn on her?

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Children are dying in the town of Archer’s Peak and the ones who survive bring back terrible stories. A strange woman named Erica Slaughter has appeared and says she fights these monsters behind the murders, but that can’t possibly be true. Monsters aren’t real… are they?

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GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back. When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done.

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