Descender #7

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 33
9.5Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The bestselling breakout hit series continues as it's exciting second arc begins. erfect jumping on point for new readers! TIM-21's adventure continues as a mysterious figure from his past emerges and sends shockwaves through the galaxy.

Major Plot Point:
Brand new characters and storylines begin and major mysteries answered.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Nov 11, 2015

    Descender is one of those books that, as a comics creator myself, infuriates me. I don't know what goes on behind the scenes, but somehow this book shows up on the shelves as a perfect little machine, functioning at its highest capacity, with each member of the creative team shining through. If you're not buying this book, there's no helping you. Is it possible that it is you who is the robot? Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Dec 22, 2015

    Descender is remarkably compelling, exciting, emotional, well-rounded . . . just everything you could want in a comic book. I think there is something for everyone in this series. I cant praise this comic enough, and for that reason, perfect art and perfect writing warrant a perfect score. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Nov 12, 2015

    Descender #7 took what the first arc did, buried it deep in the ground, and built a damn mansion on it. This book is a vision, and has left me starstruck as I sit here pondering all of the opportunities that could be manifested by Lemire and Nguyen. Hold onto your butts, as Descender promises to be an all out space odyssey resting on the shoulders of a tiny bot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 11, 2015

    The first arc may be over but clearly the story is just beginning in DESCENDER. If you're looking for a cool sci-fi comic with a different look and feel to it, you need to be reading this book. Jeff Lemire is building a big "universe" and Dustin Nguyen's art and colors keeps getting better and better. Just when you thought you had an idea where the story would be going, we get a pretty interesting twist at the end. I love it when I'm reading a book and have no idea what might be coming next. Each issue keeps you on the edge of your seat and I'll definitely be back for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Nov 11, 2015

    'Descender' #7 begins its second arc with a fantastically accessible jumping on point that delivers new twists and engrossing new characters. It further solidifies its place as one of the year's best comic book series with science fiction that is exciting, absorbing and emotionally resonant. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Nov 11, 2015

    Polished, elegantly paced sci-fi, sublime visuals, and a cast of authentically engaging characters. Quite simply, this is a series you cannot afford to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 7, 2016

    Descender moves into its new arc but it mostly still plays with what we had, so it doesn't jump away until another day – which I was fearful of when I saw the "new story arc" splashed across the description. The storylines at play here are fantastic, fun, and interesting, all of which is wrapped up once again in some jaw-dropping artwork from Dustin Nguyen. Lemire definitely delivers a great series of ideas and characters that Nguyen is able to bring to life in such a breathtaking way. It's so rich in color design and overall detail that it's easy to get lost in the minutiae of each issue. And worth doing so, in fact! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 12, 2015

    Descender's first arc wasn't without its pacing wrinkles, but issue #7 offers a darn near perfect example on how to get a new story off and running. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    BGCP - Marco Piva-Dittrich Nov 13, 2015

    At a first glance, Descender could seem a complicated series to pick up " but trust me, it is not. Just allow yourself to be carried by the story. And this issue, being the start of a new arc, is ideal to try. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Kay Honda Nov 17, 2015

    I can't help but remember the themes and motifs of Mary Shelley'sFrankensteinwhile reviewing DESCENDER's run so far. Do I think that DESCENDER is the next literary classic? Perhaps not. Can I see how elements of it feel a bit been there, done that? Sure. But my main point is that my continued devotion to this series has to do with the fact of itssincerity.Jeff Lemire's emotion and Dustin Nguyen's expressive yet detailed art work serves as an interesting juxtaposition to what I normally associate with space and technology. All the loneliness and cold elements still exist, but are tempered with Tim-21's character " as well as the characterizations of the other characters " coupled with Dustin Nguyen's masterful artistry. While the story can have predictable twists and turns, this reviewer sticks around because shecares.And what else are good stories for? Read Full Review

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