Ascender #16

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 23, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
8.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"STAR SEED," Part Two-Startling secrets are unveiled as Andy, Effie, and their allies fight to make it off Sampson alive. Meanwhile, Mother's forces narrow their sights.

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 23, 2021

    Yes, this is an issue largely of setup, but Lemire and Nguyen have managed to pull of one that is very, very, very well-done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 29, 2021

    There are so many moving parts in this issue that I really like how it all comes together. With new pieces brought in such as the regiment and getting TIM-21 to meet Mila for the first time, it's just delightful. But we also see how Mother is exercising control over her forces and the intensity of which she wants to deal with TIM-21 and the threat he represents. Telsa's material is a lot of fun as well as she's being drawn into something that she's done her best to put firmly behind her for so long. It's a great read and just a delight to watch the expressiveness and body language of the cast as it unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 23, 2021

    Ascender #16 is yet another example of Lemires way of setting up pieces for the inevitable end. He knows exactly how to array everything and bring in new plot points. This issue also does a great job of building tension, making readers wonder whats going to happen next. Again, Nguyens art makes the whole thing sing. While there are no massive story-changing moments, this is still a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Rik Mertens Jun 24, 2021

    This issue pulled hard at the heart strings. I've been waiting for it for 16 issues and when it happens, the story doesn't disappoint. Amazing work. Read Full Review

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