Thursday, October 8, 2015

Adoption is Dangerous in Last Sons of America


Adoption is a form of adapting, as it's typically taken on by people who may want to have kids but can't or who simply miss having kids. Obviously, those two cases don't capture every case, but there is still something to be said about a couple willing to alter their lives so dramatically in adoption where they're forced to adopt. In Last Sons of America by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Matthew Dow Smith from BOOM! Studios, the concepts of adoption and adapting are tied together more than ever.

“Phillip is a new talent and he’s about to make his mark with this intense, gripping story,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Paired with Matthew’s gorgeous artwork, Last Sons of America has a great concept at its core and asks the heavy questions—sometimes, the best intentions can take you down a dark path.”

After the attack known as Agent Pink made it impossible for anyone in America to conceive children, child adoptions—and more frequently, kidnappings—from other countries became the most lucrative business in the world. Brothers Jackie and Julian are adoption agents based in Nicaragua, and although they do their adoptions through legal means, they’re facing increased competition from straight-up kidnappers. When Jackie makes a desperate move and takes a seemingly homeless kid off the streets, he puts them in the cross-hairs of some very dangerous people.

Last Sons of America #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on November 11th with a main cover by Tonci Zonjic for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code SEP151104. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Felipe Smith and a retailer incentive cover by Dow Smith. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is October 19th. Full press release below.
Adoption Is a Dangerous Business in BOOM!'s 
'Last Sons of America'

Last Sons of America #1 Incentive Cover
Last Sons of America #1 Incentive Cover by Matthew Dow Smith
October 6, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Humanity has always been able to adapt, although not necessarily in the best of ways. This November, debuting writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files) explore what happens when a biological attack targets America’s most precious resource—their children—and how the world reacts in the new BOOM! Studios limited series Last Sons of America.


After the attack known as Agent Pink made it impossible for anyone in America to conceive children, child adoptions—and more frequently, kidnappings—from other countries became the most lucrative business in the world. Brothers Jackie and Julian are adoption agents based in Nicaragua, and although they do their adoptions through legal means, they’re facing increased competition from straight-up kidnappers. When Jackie makes a desperate move and takes a seemingly homeless kid off the streets, he puts them in the cross-hairs of some very dangerous people.
“Phillip is a new talent and he’s about to make his mark with this intense, gripping story,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Paired with Matthew’s gorgeous artwork, Last Sons of America has a great concept at its core and asks the heavy questions—sometimes, the best intentions can take you down a dark path.”

Last Sons of America #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on November 11th with a main cover by Tonci Zonjic (Lobster Johnson) for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code SEP151104. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Felipe Smith (All-New Ghost Rider), and a retailer incentive cover by series artist Matthew Dow Smith.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is October 19th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to titles like Suicide Risk, The Woods, Irredeemable, Sons of Anarchy, and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles M. Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes Giant Days and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment. Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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