Descender Lands on my Pull-List
Every so often a new comic book makes its way into my gravity well of content consumption and becomes an instant must read, books like Invincible, Rising Stars and Y the Last Man. Well now there is a new book taking up a place in the orbit of my comic book obsession. That book is Descender from Image Comics, written by Jeff Lemire with amazing art by Dustin Nguyen.
So what is Descender all about? Well…
One young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from the creators of Trillium, Sweet Tooth, and Little Gotham.
This book is not only compelling SciFi, but is just all around great storytelling. I love the twists and turns Lemire has built up and when I got to the very last page I was equal parts sad (for reaching the end) and excited (to see what is going to happen next).
All in all, Descender is a must read for any and all comic book and SciFi fans! Make sure to check out your local comic book shop or comiXology for Vol. 1 Tin Stars.