Ascender #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
9.0Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

END OF STORY ARC! "THE HAUNTED GALAXY," Conclusion: The first arc of the hit fantasy series comes to a pulse-pounding conclusion! The evil vampire witch Mother discovers that the planet Sampson may hold the secrets to her undoing. While on Sampson, Andy, Mila, and Bandit reunite with an old frenemy fans of DESCENDER will be thrilled to see!

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Aug 28, 2019

    Ascender #5 does that in a heartbreaking way this week, one that will leave you gasping aloud in the final pages. It simpy doesn't get better than this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 28, 2019

    Ascender #5 works so well because the creative team gels and make it all work. One could say that the big moment of the issue is simple shock tactics, especially with the way the book ends. But Lemire and Nguyen have worked so hard to put readers into this world that it never feels cheap or manipulative. This issue opens the story, even more, giving readers so much to look forward to. It will be a treat to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Sep 19, 2019

    This story is barely getting started. The whole universe is pen for world-building and we have yet to really glimpse the true power of magic God I hope the next issue comes soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Aug 30, 2019

    Ascender #5 gives us pirates vs. vampires plus a jaw-dropping moment from one of the series' main characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 3, 2019

    The first arc for Ascender draws to a close here and we get a skip month ahead before we get on with the next one. As an opening arc, it sets up everything it needs to and teases a lot of what can still come. I'm glad to see things moving forward as it did, bringing in some second-generation characters, and playing with a vastly different galaxy that I still don't have a firm handle on. Jeff Lemire has given me a lot to enjoy and look forward to with it, especially once Bandit appeared, while Dustin Nguyen makes every panel a delight in seeing its details and more. I can't wait for the next installment as this one definitely ends with a lot of chaos. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Aug 28, 2019

    ASCENDER #5 is a fitting conclusion to the "The Haunted Galaxy" arc in this series. With such tumultuous events leaving our protagonists in dire straits, it's anyone's guess at how they will avoid Mother's grasp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Aug 30, 2019

    Overall, Ascender #5 has moments that set up the rest of the story, but outside of Mother's person-melding moment, there aren't many things that issue causes an impact with. While I'm not blown away by the issue, I am invested in Mia's survival, which is enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Aug 30, 2019

    The first arc of Ascender sets up the stage for a really compelling story. Get this issue, get the trade. Hell, get all the Descender trades while you're at it. Just be read for October. Read Full Review

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