Descender #11

Descender #11

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 12
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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"Machine Moon" Conclusion
TIM-21 discovers the secret at the heart of the Robot Resistance and it will change the course of his quest forever.

  • 9.6
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva Mar 11, 2016

    A great issue with a shocking finale Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Mar 9, 2016

    Descender is a powerhouse of talent and creativity on behalf of the series creators. Everything they do in this series is purposeful and precise, making Lemire and Nguyen compositional surgeons in the comics world. The end of their second arc is not immune to that level of genius. June cant come soon enough! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Ben Howard Mar 10, 2016

    Descender #11 is a dramatic conclusion to yet another satisfying arc. Its got gorgeous art, complex characters, and plenty of ways to pull out your heartstrings. Recommend for fans of science fiction with heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 10, 2016

    Descender has another fantastic outing here where it lays down a lot of information without providing in a massive dump. There are a lot of smaller things learned that builds a larger narrative and a lot of dangers lurking in the midst. This book serves as a great building block for the larger story that's at play with so many things introduced seemingly so casually yet with a layer of importance that can't be understated. Lemire continues to deliver a great story that Nguyen takes up by several levels because of the beauty, pacing, and designs of the artwork. This is a collaboration that just resulted in something very hard to decribe in a way, but something that reminds that this is what kind of creativity the market needs a whole lot more of. I dig deep into superheroes but they are not the end all be all for me. And Descender is a shining beacon of where more books need to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Mar 10, 2016

    As we approach Descender's third arc, I feel like we're back on track again. Genocide and war are good for building dramatic tension, and Quon is once again staring down the barrel of a gun. Tim isn't in much better shape either. All of the characters are going to have to hit the ground running if they want to stay alive, and if humanity is going to survive, the UGC is going to have to step up as well. Should make for good reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 11, 2016

    'Descender' has become a reliable quality read. Jaw-dropping art from Nguyen, changing the way you look at comics through watercolors that fire the synapses in your head. Lemire doing his usual excellent writing making you feel things that warm your heart or crush your soul. The third arc will surely continue more of the best work in comics. We just have to be patient. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 10, 2016

    As a chapter in a trade, issue #11 will likely tie in well. As an establishing issue set to draw us back, it's not quite there. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Mar 19, 2016

    Not really a conclusion to "Machine Moon", more like a cliffhanger. That's okay, though I feel like more progress could have been made over the last three issues. I didn't care for the exposition in this one; while I know a certain amount of exposition is necessary, it doesn't make sense to repeat conversations that have already been had. That being said, there is a big reveal halfway through this issue that opens some interesting doors.

  • 7.0
    el kozzy Aug 24, 2016

    Though the different story lines in this comic are all starting to unfold more and more and as readers we are getting to see the bigger picture, especially in regards to the Robot Resistance and what they had been doing and how they had been living after their banishment from the UGC, the story is beginning to feel a little static and stale. The build-up of the previous issues of this LeMirian universe had me eagerly reserving each issue from my local comic book shop in hopes that slow peeling aways of this story would deliver on all the promise and anticipation I had been feeling about it. But with this issue, I realized that most of those feelings were my own projections of what I wanted the story to be. With sci-fi works, I look for and hope that they touch on the loneliness of space and how it affects the people in it and how its vastness makes everything in comparison, especially humans, seem minuscule and insignificant. Moreover, with Tim-21, I hoped that story would use him as a vehicle to explore raw human emotions such love, fear and helplessness vis a vis him being a robot and the absurdity that an artificial being would possesses these emotions would make them stand out even more. I wanted Descender to be about Tim-21 and his world and the people in it and the things they do to basically be a microscope to who we are as humans with all our beauty and ugliness and how these characteristics would follow us long after we departed from earth. And you do get some of that in Descender, but not enough for me personally. With this issue, you can see what direction this comic is going to take, the direction of an average action sci-fi that leans more towards the chase genre and shocking plot twists rather deep character examination and honest human drama.

  • 10
    Veido Mar 11, 2016

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Mar 14, 2016

  • 10
    Lotrbruno Jun 2, 2016

  • 9.5
    Quietomega Mar 9, 2016

  • 9.5
    Henry Killinger Mar 24, 2016

  • 9.0
    GhostMan Mar 10, 2016

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Mar 13, 2016

  • 8.0
    itsmeglencoco Apr 12, 2016

  • 8.0
    DXO Aug 10, 2016

  • 7.5
    Soyner Jul 23, 2016

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