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Exclusive Preview: Descendent #3

DESCENDENT #3

Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Juan Doe
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 07.03.19

What do the Salem witch trials and a missing Senator’s son have in common?

The third installment of DESCENDENT from Stephanie Phillips (Devil Within, Kicking Ice) and Evgeniy Bornyakov (Meteora, Ziggy) investigates the missing link between a mysterious cult and disappearing children. But, as David gets closer to finding out the truth, the cult gets closer to David. Oh, and someone dies. #sorrynotsorry

DESCENDENT #3

You Are Obsolete this September from AfterShock, Mathew Klickstein, Evgeniy Bornyakov, Lauren Affe, and Simon Bowland

YOU ARE OBSOLETE #1

Writer: Mathew Klickstein
Artist: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover: Andy Clarke
Incentive Cover: Francesco Francavilla
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 9.18.2019

A disgraced journalist is called to cover a mysterious story on an isolated European island. As she investigates, she discovers the children have taken control and are somehow killing off all adults by their 40th birthdays. Now, she must discover the truth behind the killings while staying on the good side of the children’s harsh leader…or she’s next.

YOU ARE OBSOLETE is an spine-tingling thriller that evokes the eerie naturalism of 1970s horror films with a modern deadly digital twist. Written by Mathew Klickstein (Sony Pictures’ Against the Dark, Slimed!, Springfield Confidential, Selling Nostalgia) and drawn by Evgeniy Bornyakov (DESCENDENT).

Preview: Descendent #2

DESCENDENT #2

Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Juan Doe
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 06.05.19

Missing kids, a mysterious cult, and one very angry ex-wife—seems like a typical Tuesday for conspiracy theorist David Corey. While David appears crazy to most, he might just be the only chance the FBI have of finding the missing kids and solving a centuries old mystery. Will FBI agent Joanna Hernandez learn to trust David before it’s too late?

From the creative team of Stephanie Phillips (Devil Within, Kicking Ice), Evgeniy Bornyakov (Meteora, Ziggy) , Lauren Affe (Stranger ThingsSpider Gwen), and A Larger World’s Troy Peteri, DESCENDENT is an action comedy that asks what happens if you combine The X-Files and National Treasure. (No, Nick Cage is not in this comic. Sorry, everyone.)

DESCENDENT #2

Descendent #1 Sells Out and Gets a Second Printing

AfterShock has announced that Descendent #1 from writer Stephanie Phillips and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov has sold out. The issue is getting a second printing that arrives at stores on June 19.

Descendent dives in to conspiracy theories and government corruption revolving around the disappearance of a famous politician’s son.

The issue features colors from Lauren Affe, and lettering by A Larger World’s Troy Peteri.

This marks the third AfterShock series to sell out this year. The other two are Dark Red #1 and Orphan Age #1.

Descendent #1

Exclusive Preview: Descendent #2

DESCENDENT #2

Writer: Stephanie Phillips
Artist: Evgeniy Bornyakov
Colorist: Lauren Affe
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Cover: Juan Doe
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 06.05.19

Missing kids, a mysterious cult, and one very angry ex-wife—seems like a typical Tuesday for conspiracy theorist David Corey. While David appears crazy to most, he might just be the only chance the FBI have of finding the missing kids and solving a centuries old mystery. Will FBI agent Joanna Hernandez learn to trust David before it’s too late?

From the creative team of Stephanie Phillips (Devil Within, Kicking Ice), Evgeniy Bornyakov (Meteora, Ziggy) , Lauren Affe (Stranger ThingsSpider Gwen), and A Larger World’s Troy Peteri, DESCENDENT is an action comedy that asks what happens if you combine The X-Files and National Treasure. (No, Nick Cage is not in this comic. Sorry, everyone.)

DESCENDENT #2

AfterShock Announces Descendent from Stephanie Phillips, Evgeniy Bornyakov, Lauren Affe, and Troy Peteri

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.

Descendent #1 is out May 1 from writer Stephanie Phillips, artist Evgeniy Bornyakov, colorist Lauren Affe, and letterer Troy Peteri. The first issue features a cover by Juan Doe and a 1:10 Incentive Cover by Andrei Bressan.

Descendent #1

Review: Dead Kings #1

Sasha never saw his younger brother…until the secret police made him disappear. Sasha Vasnetsov left Thrice-Nine-the dirty folklore world that limps along in the wreckage of a Technomagic War-thirty years ago and never looked back. But word that the secret police have sent his brother Gena to a work camp for the socially degenerate drags him back, with a promise to free Gena and return him to their mother before her fiftieth birthday. The only problem? Sasha isn’t a fraction of the tough guy he tries to be, so if he’s going to break back into Thrice-Nine…he’ll need help. Sasha’s only hope is Maria Kamenaya, a former Technomagic Warrior with hundreds of enemy kills to her name, betrayed by the country that made her when her honor conflicted with their agenda.

Thrice-Nine took Sasha’s brother, and it took Maria’s heart. This quest is how they get both of those things back, in the steaming, lawless land of decapitated states…the land of DEAD KINGS.

Worldbuilding is what the first issue of Dead Kings is all about. And, for good and for bad, we’re dropped into the center of it all. Rus, Thrice-Nine, it’s all just thrown out there by writer Steve Orlando and we the reader have to work our way through it all. Like a fleshed out roleplaying game, we put the pieces together as the issue progresses figuring what was and what is out as we move along.

The story itself is one we’ve seen before, someone wants to liberate someone special from captivity and needs help to do so. But, where it’s interesting is the world Orlando weaves, of giant robots and what feels like a bit of mysticism in there as well.

All of that is helped by the art of Matthew Dow Smith, colorist Lauren Affe, and letterer Thomas Mauer who create an atmosphere about it all that feels like the fallout of a massive war. One where giants battled and a bit of a Eastern European coldness to it all. Smith’s style along with Affe’s colors create a dirty and gritty feel, one that feels appropriate for a rusted out environment of cold steel robots. It’s what us Westerners imagined life behind the Steel Curtain was like with a bit of Robot Jox/Mad Max twist to it all. Each page, each panel, provide details that help flesh out the world crafted telling the story as much as the dialogue.

This is one were I want to know as much about what happened in the past as the current story presented. This feels like so many concepts I love put together into what’s basically a Western. There’s gangs harassing individuals and the loner has to stand up to them. But, it’s done with such style that it feels new and interesting and a world I want to explore and find out more about.

Story: Steve Orlando Art: Matthew Dow Smith
Color: Lauren Affe Letterer: Thomas Mauer
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

AfterShock Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Spider-Gwen Vol. 6 The Life of Gwen Stacy

Lost in the multiverse with existence on the line. Wracked with guilt and willing to reveal her identity to the world. There’s a lot in volume 6 in Spider-Gwen by Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, Chris Visions, Rico Renzi, and Lauren Affe.

The trade collects issues #30-34.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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SDCC 2018: Calexit: All Systems San Diego Raises Money for Immigrant Families

As the lines between fictional dystopias and our actual reality continue to blur, critically acclaimed comic book Calexit is making a difference for real families at the Mexican border. Profits from the brand new Calexit: All Systems San Diego #1 will be donated to San Diego Rapid Response Network, an organization dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego border region. Writer Matteo Pizzolo teamed with artist Carlos Granda, colorist Lauren Affe, and cover artists Ben Templesmith and Tyler Boss to create the new Calexit story, which goes on sale this week at San Diego Comic Con. The comic book, a story within the Calexit world, features all new characters in a San Diego-based adventure.

AfterShock Announces The Dead Kings from Steve Orlando and Matthew Dow Smith

Thrice-Nine took Sasha’s brother, and it took Maria’s heart.

Plagued by the ramifications of a techno-magic world now thirty years gone, Thrice-Nine is a dirty folklore world that limps along, degenerating into a place filled with paranoia and poison. Sasha Vasnetsov thought he’d escaped all that, but when news comes that his younger brother has been kidnapped by the secret police, he finds himself dragged back into the madness with a simple goal—to find his brother.

But Sasha is going to need help to do this, and he enlists Maria Kamenaya, a former warrior with hundreds of enemy kills to her name, who was betrayed by the very country she served. This quest is how they get both of those things back, in the lawless land of decapitated states…the land of DEAD KINGS.

Written by Steve Orlando and drawn by Matthew Dow SmithDead Kings is an in-depth exploration of retribution, in all its dark, complex forms.

Dead Kings #1 comes to shelves October 24th featuring colors by Lauren Affe, lettering by Thomas Mauer, and covers by Matthew Dow Smith and Michael Gaydos.

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