Ascender #9

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 8
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"THE DEAD SEA," Part Four
The evil "Mother" may rule the universe with an iron hand, but even mothers were young once-and after growing up on an ice-covered planet, it's easy to see why she might have an ice-covered heart, too.

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 12, 2020

    Nguyen's art is amazing, as always. Lemire and Nguyen are building a story that rivals its predecessor in quality and succeeding at every turn. If they keep pumping issues like this one out, Ascender will go down as a classic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Feb 12, 2020

    I don't know how each issue keeps getting better, but this one is one of the best. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 18, 2020

    Ascender fills in a few more blanks from what's gone on since the end of Descender and I like that it's able to do that while also charting a course forward. There are some neat moments in here and I like getting to know a bit more of Mother's path so that we understand her as a character more but also of the nature of her power and how she came to it as it's quite telling. Lemire keeps things moving well with what unfolds here in doing exposition and backstory while still keeping it pretty exciting. Which is easy when you're working with Dustin Nguyen as the pages are rich in detail and design and I love the color choices that are used. Read Full Review

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