Ascender #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
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8.8User Rating

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"THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part Two (of Five)-Mila reunites her dad Andy with his old robot pal, Bandit, but their heartwarming reunion doesn't last for long. It's forbidden to have robot tech, and soon they're on the run from a troll militia with a vampire commander. Meanwhile, the vamp witch Mother moves to consolidate power on Gnish.

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 5, 2019

    Ascender #2 delivers on all fronts. It hits all the right notes, combining world building, character work, and action in a perfectly paced comic. Jeff Lemire has long been one of the most consistently entertaining writers around, and this comic is yet another of his hits. He understands how to use a single issue to tell a full story, sowing seeds for the future and giving it all room to breathe. Dustin Nguyens art is likewise just as perfect for the book. His sci-fi stuff in Descender was great, but the more fantasy-oriented material that hes been tasked with in Ascender might actually be better. Ascender #2 is the epitome of a creative team working in perfect sync, and its a joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 29, 2019

    Ascender #2 gives us a short reunion between some lifelong friends and fan favorites while further planting the seeds of this series' big bad. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman May 30, 2019

    I don't think Dustin Nguyen can produce poor quality art. I don't think the man is capable. Everything he does is just so pretty " even when it's a grotesque tentacle monster with like 17 eye balls. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Jun 3, 2019

    Just read the darn book. It's great. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Niklynn Dunn Jun 3, 2019

    "Ascender" #2 is a great action-packed continuing issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 4, 2019

    The bulk of this issue focused on Mila and Andy and that's for the best. I like what we get on Gnish to help set more of what's to come but seeing Andy and Bandit back together again is delightful. With a tease of what's to come, the family bond that exists here unfolds just right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez May 31, 2019

    The preview stops as a large figure approaches them. The art is gorgeous and I am immediately pulled into Kayden's emotions. His tiny body against large cargo and I need to know more. Sea of Stars #1comes out July 3rd. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson May 29, 2019

    Lemire adds a sense of urgency to the story that gives life to its protagonists, helping them visualize their goals. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina May 29, 2019

    Its not a sure thing to start speculating on Ascenderyet. Ascender #1 print run was about 20,000 copies. Though there is a Diamond Retailer Summit variant that you might want to keep an eye out for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 29, 2019

    A marked improvement over the debut issue, Ascender #2 moves away from the table setting of the first issue to some real conflict and action. Read Full Review

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