Jeff Lemire

Book - 2019

"Set 10 years after the conclusion of DESCENDER's storyline, here magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed... Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But like her parents, Mila doesn't like to play by the rules and when a certain robot pal of her dad's shows up, nothing will ever be the same!"--Provided by publisher.

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COMIC/Ascender v. 1
vol. 1: 1 / 1 copies available
vol. 2: 1 / 1 copies available
vol. 3: 1 / 1 copies available
vol. 4: 1 / 1 copies available
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Comics (Graphic works)
Fantasy comics
Apocalyptic comics
Vampire comics
Science fiction comics
Graphic novels
Portland, OR : Image Comics [2019]-
Main Author
Jeff Lemire (author, -)
Other Authors
Dustin Nguyen (artist), Steve Wands (letterer)
Item Description
Description based on volume 1.
Contains material originally published in single magazine form as: Ascender #1-5 [v. 1] ; Ascender #6-10 [v. 2] ; Ascender #11-14 [v. 3] ; Ascender #15-18 [v. 4]
Physical Description
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Rated M / Mature.
  • v. 1. Haunted galaxy
  • v. 2. The dead sea
  • v. 3. The digital mage
  • v. 4. Star seed
Review by Booklist Review

Returning to the setting of their popular sf comic book Descender, Lemire and Nguyen launch a new series set 10 years later, in the wake of the destruction of most of the population on the nine planets of the United Galactic Council (UGC) by planet-sized robots called Harvesters. Robots and other advanced technology have been eradicated, with the few remaining such devices hunted down along with surviving UGC rebels by eerie flying creatures controlled by an all-powerful sorceress known as Mother. When young Mila, who lives in seclusion on planet Sampson with her father, Andy (a major figure in Descender), finds Andy's robot pet, Bandit, it sets events in motion that turn the trio into interplanetary fugitives. Ascender largely replaces the technology-oriented sf of its predecessor with a fantasy-based landscape of magic, witches, and dragons. The familiar fantasy tropes can come off as derivative, unlike the idiosyncratic cast of Lemire's non-genre projects. But Nguyen's delicate and expressive watercolors remain hugely appealing, and Descender's many fans will be delighted to return to its universe.--Gordon Flagg Copyright 2020 Booklist

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