Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming (Powers) and Victor Santos (Polar) are ready to get you to believe in 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 and 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,” said 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 trade paperback will be available in bookstores September 26, 2023 and in comic shops September 27, 2023. It is now available for pre-order at Amazon or your local comic shop and bookstore.
Early Praise for Project Monarch:
“Project Monarch is quite simply the most intricately beautiful book you will read this year. It’s a gorgeous, ingenious story that eats up the page like a ravenous beast. Take this journey. We so rarely get to explore like this. It’s a wonder.”—Gail Simone
“Anytime one of my favorite comics creators in the entire world puts out new material it’s exciting, but this is extra-exciting because this is exactly the kind of book Mike Oeming was born to make. He and Victor are an amazing team and this was an absolute delight to behold.”—Brian Michael Bendis
“The first six pages of this book hooked me faster and harder than any six pages in anything I’ve read in decades. Wow! Lizard people, conspiracy theories, indestructible assassins!?”—Matt Kindt