Ascender #12

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 2, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Last issue saw the return of the beloved Driller, and now another fan-favorite DESCENDER character is set to return...but have they been forever changed? Find out!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 2, 2020

    Ascender #12 is yet another great issue of a great comic. Lemire and company know exactly what they're doing, and while they are definitely trading on Descender nostalgia, it works perfectly. The cliffhanger at the end is the icing on the cake. Ascender #12 keeps building the story and giving readers exactly what they want. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Larry Jorash Sep 2, 2020

    This powerhouse creative team continues to put out the best high-fantasy space opera on the market. Slow build, but fruitful depth.  Rating: Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 8, 2020

    This issue plays a little bit in the realm of a fairy tale but it's appropriate enough considering this series is more focused on magic, to a degree. I really like what we get with Mother and the discovery there as it looks like it could lead to some neat things being explored and a grander scale still. But the main focus on Andy and Effie in this installment is what works the best. It does feel like a bit of a cheat for Effie to be alive but it's one that doesn't surprise me in a really big way. The introduction of Kantos as a kind of crazy woodland samurai fighting off vamps has potential as well so it's certainly easy to keep plugging away at all of this and hoping for more payoff. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Sep 2, 2020

    Lemire proves once again how well-suited he is for writing narratives highlighting the human experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Sep 2, 2020

    As always, I could praise Dustin Nguyen's art all day and it still wouldn't be enough"and it's excellent here once again. Truly a solid issue and a joy to read. Read Full Review

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