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Last Sons of America

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Carrying on the legacy of America, but at what cost?

When a biological terrorist attack makes it impossible for anyone in America to conceive, those looking to start a family must rely on adoption of children from around the world. Brothers Jackie and Julian are adoption agents based in Nicaragua, securing deals with families willing to give their children up for adoption.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by BOOM! Studios (first published January 18th 2017)
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May 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, ircb-2019
20 years ago a biological attack made it impossible for Americans to conceive. Now finding children for Americans to adopt has become as profitable as the drug trade. Two brothers, two of the last Americans to be born, make their living finding children in Nicaragua to send North. But when they find out a terrible secret, will they themselves make it out alive? An action packed, hard-boiled adventure.
Alex Andrasik
A fast-paced, hard-boiled, very human take on the aftermath of a large-scale disaster: after a chemical attack, American couples are no longer able to conceive children. As a result, kids from around the world have become more valuable than gold, and shady 'adoption agencies' have sprung up to supply the United States with its next generation. Two brothers working for such an agency are on a job in Nicaragua, trying to make ends meet--one an idealist, dreaming that they're delivering impoverishe ...more
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really good. Agent Pink makes it impossible for people in the United States to conceive. So a black market evolves around the movement of children from Central and South America to the US. The story follows two brothers, the last natural born sons of America, who work through the legal system and the black market to find children for hopeful American parents. Analogies can be drawn from the contemporary drug trade, the antiquities market, or the slave trade. The most fascinating aspect of this b ...more
This is a self-contained 4-chapter short story that explores a dystopian scenario: what if Americans weren't able to conceive children? To what length would people go to have a child in such a world?

It really is an interesting topic and I fish the story were longer, allowing us to see more of this fictional world, to see a broader perspective on people affected. In the story, it's been a couple of decades since Americans were unable to have children, so the entire society must've re-shaped itsel
Devon Munn
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Dystopian comics
Definitely on intriguing as hell dystopian tale. Enjoyed the story and gritty art (which is reminiscent of Sean Phillips, Paul Azaceta and other artists with that style). Would definitely recommend for a quick, enjoyable read
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, dystopia
After a biological attack on America makes everyone infertile, the only way to have children is to adopt from other countries. Jackie and Julian are adoption agents stationed in Nicaragua. They go to families with children, those who are poor and need money, and negotiate on behalf of prospective parents. But it's becoming harder to do this legally because child abductions are on the rise. Desperate, Jackie decides to kidnap a child to sell. Of course, he chooses the exact wrong child, the daugh ...more
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it
The North American Auto-Infertility or Mother's Plague has kept the birthrate at practically zero since the Agent Pink attacks. Americans are now paying anything to buy children from other countries. The children are the ones who suffer, since they have become a valuable commodity. They are sometimes kidnapped from their families, other times given up by the parents themselves in exchange for cash. Trafficking rings and legitimate businesses alike are selling kids for enormous amounts of money. ...more
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Trafficking in immigrant children is a thing already happening, even without a fertility crisis in the US of A--so the plot here isn't all that far-fetched. What is far-fetched as of 2018 is anyone working from within or without the government to effectively shut down child trafficking, and specifically child trafficking through foreign adoptions and detainees. So ... kudos to you, Last Sons of America. I wouldn't have said this was an optimistic take on things a couple of years ago, but in 2018 ...more
Since this is a story about crime and drugs in Central America in a near-future just after a bio-attack on the U.S., it's hard to narrow down the genre on this book. It's also about children, violence, and a host of other things.
The characters in this story are somewhat weak, which is why I couldn't give it another star, and the plot is downright weird. The kid who only knows English phrases that have been spoken in one or more Star Wars movies, but seems to understand those, is among the odditi
Tom Brennan
I am torn about giving my thoughts on this book. I very much enjoyed it, especially the relationship between Jackie and Julian Carver, but it did not seem to address the wider story. Therefore, I'm thinking another couple of volumes to give the bigger picture of the world and how it operates would have been more satisfying, because I don't see why the backstory they used was needed. Still, I'd love to read more exploits of the Brothers Carver - will have to look to see if any exist. ...more
Nov 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some interesting ideas here that could have lead to a lot of different stories. Unfortunately what we get is pretty straight forward. The premise definitely needed more legs. While the ideas here are gruesome, nothing is ever followed through with. The art was good and matched the story well but not enough to make this book better.
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wholly unique and really grabbed me. Once I started I kept going. The payoff to the suspense wasn't quite what I was hoping for, but it had great dialog and excellent artwork and a very fascinating idea. Will be a Netflix movie or series soon. I have a feeling it's going to be very good if it takes this great idea and mood and pushes it further. ...more
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Timely, relevant, thought-provoking.
Fast paced and diverse. The main three characters are all engaging. There is some Spanish dialogue but I followed it fine in context.
I felt like this was a decent book. My biggest complaint is that the story doesn't do a great job explaining what happened that people in America can't have babies anymore. It does a fantastic job imagining what the fallout of that type event would be. For the most part, I enjoyed the characters and the art. ...more
Lukas Holmes
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought it could have been so much more.
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May 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
Nothing new.
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Phillip Kennedy Johnson earned a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas, where he served as Teaching Fellow for the Department of Jazz Studies, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Kentucky University. SFC Johnson has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic, Dallas Opera, Washington Symphonic Brass, and the Moscow Ballet, and was a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra f ...more

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