Preview: Reconciling A Dark Family Past In’ The Down River People’ OGN

by Brendan M. Allen

BOOM! Studios’ original graphic novel The Down River People drops this week. Reuniting the creative team of Long Walk to Valhalla, the book is 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.

‘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.’

Written by Adam Smith, with art by Matthew Fox, The Down River People will be available for sale this Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

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