AfterShock Exclusive Preview: DESCENDENT #1

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Descendent #1 hits your local comic shop on May 1, but thanks to AfterShock Comics, Monkeys Fighting Robots has an exclusive five-page preview to share with you.

The 32-page book is written by Stephanie Phillips (Devil WithinKicking Ice), with art by Evgeniy Bornyakov, colors by Lauren Affe, and letters by Troy Peteri. The cover is by Juan Doe; there is also a 1:10 incentive variant cover by Andrei Bressan.

About the series:

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, 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. 

Stephanie Phillips on where the idea for Descendent came from:

“The idea started with the ransom notes found during the time of the Lindbergh kidnapping. There was this weird circular symbol found on the bottom of the notes, and there really isn’t a good explanation about what that symbol means. That was my jumping off point to investigate the symbol and some of the darker, unsolved mysteries in American history.”

Phillips on who the book is for:

“The book is for me! This is all the stuff that interests me and I want to write about, but I hope others enjoy what I have come up with. I think history buffs will really dig it. This book is an action story, mixed with some comedy, mixed with a mystery, mixed with historical fiction. If you like any of that, then I think this book is for you.”

Check out the full preview for Descendent #1 below:

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Anthony Composto - EIC
Editor-in-Chief for Monkeys Fighting Robots. A lifelong fan of Spider-Man and the Mets, Anthony loves an underdog story. He earned his B.A. in English because of his love for words, and his MBA because of his need for cash. He considers comics to be The Great American Art Form, and loves horror movies, indie dramas, action/thrillers, and everything in between.