Director Stanley Bowman Faked The Moon Landing In Dark Horse Comics’ ‘Project Monarch’ Next Fall

by Brendan M. Allen

Michael Avon Oeming and Victor Santos are ready to get you to believe anything in their newest graphic novel, Project Monarch. Oeming and Santos team up for a new action satire pitted in the world of conspiracy theories with the two sharing work on art and coloring with Oeming writing the story.

Legendary film director Stanley Bowman has been indoctrinated into a Faustian deal that has ruined his life. He faked the moon landing, manipulated viral celebrity meltdowns, and filmed dozens of conspiracies to serve the goals of the Illuminati. But his loyalty gets called into question when he is forced to create an occult film so powerful the public will fall under complete control. Only his adopted child-star assassins can save him, his family, and expose the truth.

On Project Monarch, Oeming said, “We live in a post-conspiracy society where irony is dead, and reality becomes nearly impossible to out-satire, so I think this is perfect timing for Project Monarch!”

“This story was born in a time when we needed to deal with uncertainty everyday,” added Santos. “So this is a book about embracing chaos and living nonetheless, and I can’t imagine a better partner for this crazy trip than Mike Oeming.”

Project Monarch TPB will be available in bookstores September 26, 2023 and in comic shops September 27, 2023.

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