Descender #8

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 16
7.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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    Bestselling creators JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch their sci-fi epic into bold new territory. TIM-21 and his companions are taken to the mind bending home world of the Robot resistance while a long lost figure from Tim's past emerges but will he be friend or foe?

Major revealed about TIM-21's past and the Harvesters

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Dec 24, 2015

    Descender is an immersive and captivating narrative set behind beautiful panels. Its a work of great art. Lemire and Nguyen deliver a backstory in this issue that emotionally bind you to the pages and make you part of the story. Theres no telling where these two visionaries can take us, and that, perhaps, is the best part. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 8, 2016

    Damn this book for being as engaging as it is. This issue shifts gears just a bit to spend its time working on Andy and Blugger, two surprising characters that I really like a whole lot considering their minimal roles so far overall. While I crave more of what's going on elsewhere, this issue does a great job of bringing it all to life. Nguyen continues to delight in his visual design of things, but he's a bit more restricted here with what he can do since it's mostly in-ship material or flashback pieces to the mining colony that's a little looser and done with a far simpler color palette. It's all very appropriate to the storyline, though, so it's not a complaint. But the shift in tone through color and location definitely stands out against the first seven installments of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Dec 21, 2015

    Once again, a big praise must go to the art of Descender. Everything, and I do mean everything, is a watercolour. In this issue in particular Nguyen's art reaches new highs in" urm" a certain scene on (or near) a certain planet. Nothing more I can add without entering the spoiler area. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Jan 4, 2016

    You know by now that the art in Descender is fantastic, but the writing in this issue was a little slow for me. Overall, though, still a fairly good comic, and I still have very high hopes for issue 9, to be expected January 13, 2016. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Dec 18, 2015

    If you're not already reading Descender, you're missing the only sci-fi that could have competed with Star Wars this month. It's a tale of boys grown up wrong, and it'll break your heart, but it'll be a gorgeous heartbreak. This book is like watching a star slowly die, and I mean that in the best, most Malickian/Tree of Life sense"it reminds you that innocence only means something when you lose it. Read Full Review

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