Descender #6

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 34
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The oldest secret in the Universe is revealed and DESCENDER will never be the same.

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Aug 11, 2015

    With each issue of Descender, more and more mysterious pile up. Even when questions are answered, more questions are presented to the reader. Even though Dr. Quon says Professor Solomon is gone, it would not surprise me to see him pop up down the line. The surprise at the end is just the latest mystery in what has been a great six issues. Even with a comic starring a robot boy, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen are able to sprinkle in emotion and bring real heart to the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Aug 12, 2015

    Descender #6 is an excellent finale for the first part of the series. We spent most of the time in the past, where we learned and discovered new and interesting aspects to this series. While we didn't spend as much in the present, we still walked away learning a lot in the end. The story, writing, characters, and artwork are all blending together just perfectly in this comic. Easily the best new series Image Comics has put out this year and you should not miss out on this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Ken Goach Aug 24, 2015

    This is a vital issue in the Descender series. It gives enough answers to advance the overall story without removing the mystery. If anything, it adds some new questions. Barring the "wildcard" near the end of the issue, this is about as good as they come. If you aren't reading this series, chase it down, get the trade, don't miss it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 19, 2015

    This issue is definitely a success. We get a lot of character development and a lot of mystery. Even though this is a story about robots, we still get a decent amount of emotion thrown in. This is a brilliant end to the first story arc of the series. This is one of the best new series that Image has released lately, and I’m already itching for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Sep 15, 2015

    Descender returns in November with issue 7, but the first six installments will be available in trade paperback form in September. If you havent been following the series, this is the perfect opportunity to begin. You will not regret reading this, regardless of the emotional turmoil and suffering involved in waiting for each installment. This is easily one of the most consistently awesome books released this year. Every issue brings surprises, and the artwork is magnificent. It will be a difficult wait for issue 7. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    BGCP - Marco Piva-Dittrich Aug 12, 2015

    A very interesting conclusion to this first story arc, with lots of ideas thrown in - all perfectly brought to conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 13, 2015

    'Descender' #6 sets up the next arc with great plot development and even though it's not as climatic a finish as you'd expect, the cliffhanger exposes another storyline that's intriguing no matter how haphazard it feels.  Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 13, 2015

    Jeff Lemire builds off of the limb lending events of last issue, using a flashback structure as a way of fleshing out the less than fleshy origins of his robotic world. While the overall impact of these reveals is yet to be known, with hinted allusions to events past and possibly coming, the issue does a solid job in furthering Quon's layered history with robots in general. Read Full Review

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