Descender #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 40
8.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Quon reveals a shocking secret that will change the course of Tim-21's life!

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Jul 7, 2015

    There is one more issue to go in the first arc of Descender. We've had many developments and secrets revealed. The only question is where will Tim-21, Bandit, Driller, Telsa, and Dr. Quon be left before the second arc picks back up. And you know there will be one more big surprise dropped on readers before the arc comes to an end. The anticipation has been building. I can't wait to find out what it is. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 8, 2015

    Descender #5 continues to impress with its beautiful, splendid artwork to this surprising and engaging story & cast of characters. With the all of the twists in it, there's no way you are going to want to miss out the next issue. This is looking to be one hell of conclusion for its first arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jul 7, 2015

    Descender #5 is yet another amazing entry in this fabulous series, with Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen continuing to astound at every corner. It also proves relatively new reader friendly, as though a lot has happened prior to this, there's an inviting feel, with subtle refrences. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Jul 8, 2015

    Overall I think Descender is a great read, which I believe is under appreciated and would widely recommend as it is only going to get better as the story and characters develop. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 9, 2015

    Let's give Dustin Nguyen some more credit, because he deserves all that we can give him. The amount of world building that Lemire and Nguyen have been able to accomplish together in such a short time is amazing, but especially on Nguyen's side. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 14, 2015

    I can't say enough good things about Descender #5. While I came into this issue expecting the end of a story arc I'm glad to see that things aren't being rushed. Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen continue to find ways to add to the mythology of the Descender's universe. The way Lemire and Nguyen do so is in a natural way that keeps the story moving forward with a purpose. The ending of this issue only made me even more excited to see how everything plays out in this universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    BGCP - Marco Piva-Dittrich Jul 7, 2015

    An interesting, albeit slightly derivative, series with outstanding art Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 9, 2015

    Descender #5 is a beautiful comic, that's art makes the pain of the story seem all the more potent. While Lemire struggles some in creating a compelling political system, the core story of the series is compelling as ever. The characters are well-realized, and their pain is easily shared with the reader, for better or worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Jul 27, 2015

    Some of the action was predictable, but some of the events were not. There were a couple of stunning plot twists, but the pieces fit. The art is wonderful, as always. The pig-like Gnishian race is ugly, and some of the other characters have inspired designs. There is also a rather shocking one-page splash near the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Latest Pull - Jul 9, 2015

    Having said all that, the reveal at theend of this issue is excitingenough to make mecome back and read next issue. I do think that when this comic has finished completely (I imagine it will be over 50 issues) it will be fun to return to and read in one go. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Jul 13, 2015

    The art. Dustin Nguyen's painted style is certainly something. I wish I knew what. His story telling is fairly strong as is his design but there's no se Read Full Review

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