The folks at AfterShock Comics are setting another spring series launch that looks intriguing with the Descendent property. The book is set to kick off on May 1st, 2019 from writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Evgeniy Bornyako. It has Lauren Affe handling the color work and Troy Peteri from A Larger World working on the lettering – and a cover from Juan Doe that you can see to the right.
“Imagine “National Treasure” meets “The X-Files” and you’ll get close to “Descendent,” said Phillips. “The story revolves around a conspiracy theorist named David who begins to piece together a mystery surrounding the disappearance of two politicians’ children. What David learns, however, sends him down the rabbit hole of a centuries-old conspiracy, complete with witches, monsters, and a cult, of course. To save the missing kids, David needs to earn the trust of FBI agent Joanna Hernandez and put the last pieces of the puzzle together before time runs out.
She continued, “Writing this story allows me to blend action, comedy, and some unsolved historical mysteries that have always fascinated me. I really enjoy all of these characters and I am grateful that AfterShock has partnered with me to bring this story to life. Besides, I got to invent a cult, which is definitely on my bucket list of things to do in my life. Kidding… kind of.”
Plot Concept: Information as to the whereabouts of
JACKSON E. MILLER
Son of Senator Carter Miller
The child was kidnapped from his home in Washington, DC between 4 and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Address all communications to FBI representative Joanna Hernandez, writer Stephanie Phillips (Devil Within, Kicking Ice), artist Evgeniy Bornyakov, colorist Lauren Affe, or letterer Troy Peteri. All communications will be treated in confidence.
Please, no more calls about secret government conspiracies or ancient cults.
Conspiracy theories, government corruption, and a really good mix of Prince drives David Corey to help solve the mysterious disappearance of a famous politician’s son. When David realizes that the truth is much more dangerous than a kidnapping, he must battle ancient secrets that have endangered the lives of children for centuries. This conspiracy-fueled adventure story looks at the darker side of American history through the eyes of an unlikely team of heroes. If they fail, the American government and its people may not survive.