Writer Stephanie Philips and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov are on the case of a child abduction that opens the door to centuries of dark U.S. history in the new series Descendent from AfterShock Comics. Scheduled to debut May 1, Descendent begins with the abduction of a U.S. senator's child - and quickly escalates to a wider conspiracy going deeper and wider than could ever be imagined.
“Imagine National Treasure meets The X-Files and you'll get close to Descendent," says 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."
Here is the solicitation for the first issue. Look for AfterShock Comics' full May 2019 solicitations later this month.
DESCENDENT #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 05.01.19
Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: A LARGER WORLD’S Troy Peteri
Cover: Juan Doe
1:10 Incentive Cover: Andrei Bressan
WANTED: 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.