Ascender #4

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Part Four (of Five): The hit series continues as readers catch up with the evil vampire witch Mother inside her floating castle on the planet Mata. She's been tipped off that a force for hope has come to free the oppressed people of her galaxy, but she won't give up her power without a star-spanning magical conflagration.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Jul 25, 2019

    Overall, between the concise storytelling and beautiful artwork, Ascenderis a must read for fans of fantasy. It offers beauty, wonder, darkness, and hope. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jul 25, 2019

    In Ascender #4, Mother gets a fiery surprise while Andy, Mila, and Bandit flee some hot-breathed dragons in the most jaw-dropping issue of this young series. Dustin Nguyen & Jeff Lemire are really in their bags right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 24, 2019

    Ascender #4 doesnt pack the same punch as the previous issue. Theres no big emotional moments, just suspense and set up. That said, its done in such an engaging way that it doesnt really feel like set up and thats a testament to Lemires skill as a writer. Nguyen knocks it out of the park again, deploying his excellent character skills to sell the suspense and keep readers invested. This issue doesnt reach the heights of some of the previous issues, but its still an excellent comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 30, 2019

    Ascender is definitely doing what it needs to for me even if the storyline focusing on Mother and their control over the galaxy isn't quite grabbing me yet. It's seeding plenty and exposing some aspects of it that should be interesting if they're really pulled out. The main fun, however, is in watching what Andy and Milia are up to – along with Bandit – as I continue to be thrilled that they're together. I keep waiting for them to be split and for Milia to be on her own with Bandit but I really crave the idea of a solid adventure with Andy as a proper father and working with her instead of them split up. The bits we get here are a delight with some great visuals and a fun escape that leads to what should be a wonderful reunion next time around. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jul 24, 2019

    A fast-paced issue detailing Mila and Andy's escape from their home. We also see more of the viciousness Mother is capable of. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jul 24, 2019

    Ascender #4 really advances the story this week and as the different elements of the plot start to come back into play, it makes for a genuinely engaging and intriguing read. Read Full Review

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