BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at the original graphic novel The Down River People, reuniting writer Adam Smith and artist Matt Fox, creative team of the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated Long Walk to Valhalla, for a riveting new story about a man attempting to survive the complicated and dangerous web of his family’s dark past with his soul intact, available in May 2021.
Myers Carpenter is a bootlegger who just inherited his family’s bar, The Flatbed. Unsure of whether or not he wants to keep the famous speakeasy, Myers is forced to find a new booze supplier when he burns his bridges at his longtime source in Mississippi. The only option he can turn to is his estranged mother, now running a fishing lodge for the wealthy, and a half-sister he knew nothing about.
As Myers becomes more entangled in his newfound family’s lives, he begins to learn the secrets of the fishing lodge and the sinister cult thriving just under the surface of wealth and opulence.
The Down River People is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Bolivar by Sean Rubin; Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Girl in the Himalayas by David Jesus Vignolli; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; and licensed series including Lev Grossman’s The Magicians: Alice’s Story by Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak; Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.
Print copies of The Down River People will be available for sale on May 26, 2021, at local comic book shops. You can pre-order and purchase it through our ComiXology link.
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