Ascender #6

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 23, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
8.9Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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"THE DEAD SEA," Part One (of Five)
The hit fantasy series from powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN continues!
After a bruising escape attempt, Andy finds himself in the clutches of the Militia, which means the murderous Mother can't be far behind. Meanwhile, Mila books passage on a ship piloted by none other than the irascible Captain Telsa!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Oct 27, 2019

    The art is stunning, as it is in every issue. It's soulful and fantastic. Warm and inviting at points, cold and distant at others, and whenever Mother is in a panel, it is terrifying. Nguyen knows how to tell a story with his art and Lemire's emotional narrative has made Ascendera great science fiction " fantasy to read. It's lovely, action-packed, and has been nearly perfect across the six issues that have been published. Ascender #6brings the emotional weight and in it, we start to see the background of the current story. The world of Ascender just gets bigger and more interesting to fall into. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 29, 2019

    Ascender #6 kicks off the new story arc with everyone in hot water. Lemire expertly uses the rapport between reader and character to give the story moments that will keep them coming back for more. Dustin Nguyens art is a perfect complement to the whole thing, giving the story the fantasy feel it needs while also making the emotional beats hit that much harder. How will the heroes get out of the jams they are in? Lemire and company make it a joy to keep coming back to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Oct 22, 2019

    Ascender #6 gives all of the main characters a bad day by stripping them of what they desire most. A father and daughter are split up, a drunk has lost her leisure, and an evil witch loses her patience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Adrian Marcello Oct 21, 2019

    Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's fan-favorite begins its second arc with a handful of surprises and more of the quality storytelling you have come to expect from the duo. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 29, 2019

    Ascender continues to deliver well for me with what it does. There's a good pace about it, I love the artwork, I'm interested in seeing where it's really intending to go and what it wants to reveal about the galaxy at this point in time. I'm curious for more connections from the past, and seeing sadness from the past still making an impact. Descender was a really big book for me in how well it delivered and this team has not disappointed me in the slightest here as it begins its journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum Oct 23, 2019

    Ascender is one of those stories that may have taken a bit to get going but it's one of the best books out today now that it has. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Oct 28, 2019

    "Ascender #6" gallops forward, adeptly merging unique art, purposeful writing, and space opera themes to great effect. Read Full Review

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