Descender #17

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 14, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 8
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"ORBITAL MECHANICS" starts here, launching the bestselling series-with Eisner Award-winning art-into high gear. All the various factions hunting Tim-21 begin to converge, and explosive revelations are made as Tim, Telsa, and Quon escape the Machine Moon, but they may have doomed themselves and the Universe in doing so!

  • 9.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva Dec 19, 2016

    Descender has been a peculiar series from the start, and not only for the extremely original (and wonderful) idea of having everything hand painted. The characters go very often against the stereotypes they should be adhering to while at the same time still playing with them, and now the plot has completely abandoned anything that may have been done before to venture into new territories. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 22, 2016

    Descender gets all stories on track in the present, at least for the three we get here, as Orbital Mechanics gets its arc underway. It's definitely a lot of fun though it did leave me wishing for more dialogue and exposition since there's a lot of dialogue-free material here. That said, it's a definite treat to get some beautiful Dustin Nguyen artwork in this way as we see just how well he conveys the story without words. Between the designs, the roughness of it, and the color work, this continues to be a great looking book that makes me want a whole lot more of it. I don't think the series suffered under the Singularities arc for me but I suspect for many that this issue is a "return to form" for it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 15, 2016

    Rather than focus on one particular tale, Lemire instead opts to jump-start three at once, using a triple-screen structure to update a slew of stalled plotlines. And yet, even with the wider focus there's still the sense that very little actually happens, the end page lacking in impact when considering the drawn out path it took to get there. Read Full Review

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