Descendent #1
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Descendent #1

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Evgeny Bornyakov Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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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 Tuesday, March 1, 2018.
Address all communications to FBI representative Joanna  Hernandez, writer Stephanie Phillips (Devil Within, Kicking Ice), artist Evgeny Bornyakov, colorist TBD, 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 disappe more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 22, 2019

    I have no idea what's going on, but I have to keep reading! There's a link between kidnappings almost one hundred years apart and two people look to investigate the current crime. The characters are intriguing, having a very Mulder and Scully vibe. The art is grounded in reality which only increases during the action sequence. I'm so on board for more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Apr 30, 2019

    Descendent #1 might have the makings of a huge book. I know I found this first issue to be absolutely immersive and riveting, driven as it is by realistic characters and a great core mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler May 4, 2019

    Final Verdict: 8.8 "Descendent" #1 is an exceptionally efficient, well constructed debut that adeptly positions the series for a run that could be special. The elements are all there, the plot is in high gear, hang on, this is gonna be fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To May 7, 2019

    Descendent #1 is an interesting start to a mystery filled comic book, first I've ever come to read. I expected an insight on both sides of the mystery right away but realized I didn't know what I wanted as the talented creative team showed me, playing their cards close to their chest. The readers will get to see the case develop along with the characters which makes for a thrilling read of an investigative story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 1, 2019

    I'm definitely curious as to where it'll go as we've got some good characters to work with right out of the gate. I'm also really keen just from the visual design aspect of the symbol and what the covers are teasing for who we're dealing with. It's just the opening salvo so there's plenty of room to grow here with it with what Phillips and Bornyakov are bringing to the table. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 30, 2019

    Aftershock publishes a wide range of stories and Descendent feels like it was an easy green light considering that conspiracy theory stories are quite popular right now. But what's most impressive is how tight the script and storytelling is. It's not often that you see a creative team this locked in from the outset and that speaks to Phillips and Bornyakov's ability to put this thing together. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Apr 30, 2019

    Focusing on characters, Phillips has been able to relay a surprisingly high amount of information in a single issue. She treats the readers with respect and does not spoon feed them information. Descendent is a clever introduction to a series and will appeal to fans of the X-Files and Paul Cornell's Saucer State series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Apr 30, 2019

    Theres a lack of realism in some of the events as played out but we can shrug these of accepting that its for the benefit of the story, so I dont see it necessarily as a flaw. My biggest gripe is that the character of David, our scruffy conspiracy loon, is just too darned likeable. That said, Descendent looks set to be another good run from AfterShock. Read Full Review

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