Descender #14

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 17, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
6.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"SINGULARITIES" continues as the secret history of everyone's favorite pet-bot, Bandit, is revealed. What did Bandit do on the mining colony all those years while Tim-21 slept? And what does it mean for the future?

  • 9.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva Aug 21, 2016

    Things in Descender happen slowly, but the reader can't help paying attention to every detail, so well crafted and depicted. Definitely a series to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 18, 2016

    Descender is working some very enjoyable material for me where it's filling in some of the gaps in our knowledge and doing it with the same attention to detail and style that the book has sine the beginning. Bandit's a dicey character to try it with but i think the payoff is definitely there I really like the little guy even more now and have hopes for some very fun scenes ahead for him. Going back to the period with everyone going south across the systems, Andy being shuffled offworld, and TIM-21 shutting down, it's a very small story in a number of ways but it delights across the board. Lemire and Nguyen deliver exactly the kind of story that Bandit should get. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Aug 17, 2016

    All in all, unless you love little more than looking at Nguyen's panels (and boy do I!) then I'd suggest you maybe don't hope for the great insight we saw the last two issues. That goes for both those of you who are long-time readers and those just starting, as the issue only moves the plot in the last four pages, which if you want is just below, and the issue doesn't really accomplish its objective of endearing Bandit to us. Compared to the exploration we see in other characters throughout this series who have had less panels devoted to them (looking at you Tim-22) this just doesn't measure up. Read Full Review

  • 6.5 - John McCubbin Aug 18, 2016

    Descender #14 falls into a lot of the same traps that the previous issue did, with the focus on backstory being a little too frustrating at times. That said, the creative team did an amazing job of giving us a stylish and emotionally driven look at the events prior to this series, with some stunning visuals to compliment this. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 18, 2016

    Descender #14 may just be the most maddening issue of the series' run. It's an absolutely beautiful chapter, detailing the end days of Tim-21's mining camp as seen through the eyes of rover-dog, Bandit. It's also a largely empty read, serving as little more than extended setup for a reveal that still fails to elicit any sense of forward momentum. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 18, 2016

    I might be holding 'Descender' to a higher standard. With talented creators like Lemire and Nguyen I expect so much more as they've demonstrated in this series. Lemire has a master plan I'm sure and while I feel these last three issues were missteps, there's some major developments about to happen so there's no need to abandon ship just yet.  Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Aug 22, 2016

    Easily the weakest issue of the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Zeb Larson Aug 17, 2016

    As this is the penultimate issue of the arc, it should be the penultimate back story issue. The promo materials for next time promise "revelations" about a main character's sins, so that might make for better reading. If nothing else, this arc will be over and we can get back to business. Read Full Review

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