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    AfterShock’s “Descendent” Traces a Path Through Corruption, Conspiracies, and Prince

    By | February 19th, 2019
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    The search for a senator’s missing son will unlock ancient conspiracies in “Descendent,” a new series coming from AfterShock Comics this May.

    Written by Stephanie Phillips (“Devil Within”), and illustrated by artist Evgeniy Bornyakov, colorist Lauren Affe, and letterer Troy Peteri, “Descendent” picks up in the wake of a Washington D.C. kidnapping that’s more than it seems, as conspiracy theorist David Corey’s search turns out not just to be for the son of Senator Carter Miller, but the truth about a uniquely American conspiracy:

    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.

    In a press release announcing the series, Phillips described “Descendent” as an action-packed book whose story sits somewhere between National Treasure and The X-Files.

    “[T]his story allows me to blend action, comedy, and some unsolved historical mysteries that have always fascinated me,” said Phillips. “Readers should definitely add this book to their pull lists because the artwork is fantastic and somehow keeps getting better from issue-to-issue.”

    You can see some of that art from Bornyakov and Affe, as well as covers from Juan Doe and Andrei Bressan, below. And you can find the first issue of “Descendent” in your local comic shop on May 1.

    Matthew Ledger

    Matt's a professional writer who started comics with "Batman Adventures" and now reads just about anything. You can find more of his work at Matt Reads Comics, Matt Plays Magic, and the short story collection 500 x 50. He's on Twitter as @mat_ledge.