EXCLUSIVE: Adoption is a Dangerous Game in BOOM! Studios' "Last Sons of America"

Recent data showed an increase in the U.S. birth rate for the first time in seven years -- but in a new BOOM! Studios series, that number takes a plummet. Big time.

CBR has the exclusive first details on "Last Sons of America," a four-issue miniseries from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson -- his first printed comics work, following webcomics including "The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen" -- and artist Matthew Dow Smith, recently seen on IDW Publishing's "The X-Files: Season 10" and Archaia's "Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches." The series takes place in a world where bioterrorism has made it impossible for Americans to conceive children, following follows a pair of adoption agents navigating unsavory activity in the international adoption arena.

Here's the first look at the main cover of "Last Sons of America" #1 by Tonci Zonjic, the incentive cover by Smith and solicitation text for the issue, scheduled for release in November.

Last Sons of America #1 (of 4)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson

Artist: Matthew Dow Smith

Cover Artists:

Main Cover: Tonci Zonjic

BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Brian Stelfreeze

Incentive Cover: Matthew Dow Smith

Format: 32 pages, full color

Price: $3.99

On sale: November


What's to Love: We were instantly taken with newcomer Phillip Kennedy Johnson's inventive high-concept story and mature characterization. Throw in a crime thriller element and Matthew Dow Smith's moody art and Last Sons of America can be the perfect answer to the question, "What if Elmore Leonard directed Children of Men?"

What It Is: When a biological terrorist attack makes it impossible for anyone in America to conceive children, adoption of kids from other countries explodes. Brothers Jackie and Julian are adoption agents based in Nicaragua. They usually do all their options through legal means, but they're facing increasing competition from straight-up kidnappers. One desperate move from Jackie could put them in the cross-hairs of some very dangerous people.

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