Attempting To Survive A Family’s Dark Past: Previewing ‘The Down River People’

by Brendan M. Allen

BOOM! Studios revealed a new look at the original graphic novel The Down River People. Writer Adam Smith and artist Matt Fox, creative team of Long Walk to Valhalla, reunite 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 the lives of his newfound family, he begins to learn the secrets of the fishing lodge and the sinister cult thriving just under the surface of wealth and opulence.’

Print copies of The Down River People will be available for sale on May 26, 2021 at local comic book shops  and on June 1, 2021 at bookstores. Check out the early preview art below.

Brendan M. Allen

Brendan Allen has probably had more jobs than you would reasonably believe. Dog trainer? He’s done it. Flooring contractor? You bet! EMT? Army NBC specialist? Road dog for a Celtic rock band? Yes, yes, and och aye! Now he reads comics and writes about them. It's a rough gig. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @SaintAmish where he tweets about comic books and cystic fibrosis awareness.

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