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Last Sons of America (Paperback)
In a near-future world where a mysterious chemical attack has rendered Americans everywhere infertile, two brothers work across the border securing children for adoption. Their ethically-grey profession, along with a growing sense of desperation, leads the brothers into a series of fateful decisions that put their lives at stake, while beginning to unwind a sinister conspiracy that will shake the world they thought they knew.
A dark, gritty plot, and engaging world-building."
--Matt, Longfellow Books— From Matt Recommends!
Carrying on the legacy of America, but at what cost? When a biological terrorist attack makes it impossible for anyone in America to conceive, those looking to start a family must rely on adoption of children from around the world. Brothers Jackie and Julian are adoption agents based in Nicaragua, securing deals with families willing to give their children up for adoption. The duo usually conduct their adoptions through legal means but it becomes more difficult when child kidnapping becomes the norm. Desperate and running out of options, Jackie snatches a young runaway, unaware that he's grabbed the daughter of a local crime lord. In over their heads and on the run, the two brothers fall into the mystery at the root of their world's status quo; a mystery much darker than they might be able to bear. Written by emerging talent Phillip Kennedy Johnson and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith (The X-Files), Last Sons of America is a grounded sci-fi crime story exploring families and childhood in a morally gray future.
About the Author
Phillip Kennedy Johnson is a trumpet player with the U.S. Army Field Band, and spends 100 days a year touring the country with the band. He holds a Masters degree in music, and has performed with prestigous orchestras and operas nationwide. He came to comics out of a passion for the medium. He writes the ongoing horror webcomic The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen, as well as the comic strip BAND! on musicomic.com. He co-created Last Sons of America with artist Matthew Dow Smith. Matthew Dow Smith has drawn comics for every major American comic book publisher. His work has appeared in the pages of DC's Starman, Mike Mignola's Hellboy, Marvel's Nightcrawler, and Top Cow's Witchblade. A frequent artist on IDW's Doctor Who comic book, he has also written a series of Who short stories in the US and UK, including a special comic produced by the BBC America Shop for the 2011 San Diego Comic Con. He is also the author of the prose novel Night Folk. Most recently, his art can be seen in The X-Files (IDW).