Descender #9

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dustin Nguyen Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 22
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

TIM-21, Telsa and Quon arrive at the amazing hidden home world of The Robot Resistance. But will this be a haven or a prison for Tim and his companions? And what new secrets lie at the centre of the Machine Moon?

  • 10
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Jan 13, 2016

    Descender is pristine. The expansiveness of the universe and the never ending reveals of new places and new characters place this series among the top rung of comics out there today. It is not defined by its genre, and is expertly crafted by an award winning creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 15, 2016

    A lot of the book is just about getting a feel for where everyone is at the moment while bringing out a little more background material across several of them. I'm really enjoying each of their journies and what they represent while also just enjoying the humor and quirkiness that comes from it. Even Driller isn't driving me batty with his phrasing, which surprises me. Lemire continues to build towards the big picture here and adds some really tantalizing teases at the end with regards to the Hardwire. Nguyen is just beyond words with how this book looks and is designed, leaving me just in awe of it with each installment as there's so much detail to it and a really great sense of design and color that's simply captivating. It's a beautiful book that stands out against the rest in a huge way. I can't get enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    BGCP - Marco Piva-Dittrich Jan 18, 2016

    A very interesting story is developing. And the art is outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jan 12, 2016

    Although light on action, issue nine is still a richly rewarding read, and lets face it, when a lower key issue of a book is this engrossing, you know youre onto a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 14, 2016

    With such constant calamity of late, Tim-21 and company were due for an issue off. Issue #9 offers one such reprieve, Jeff Lemire dialing down the book's recent action heavy leanings and instead focusing on further exploring his unique characters and the world they inhabit. There's plenty of advancement to be found here, but the real treat of the issue ends up being the very human focus on the book's non-human leads Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Alan Jan 13, 2016

    If you're reading the series, you should be pleased with this chapter of the story. If you are not reading this series, you should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Jan 18, 2016

    'Descender' keeps bringing an entertaining space fable to life with engaging new characters and world building. Lemire adds new wrinkles and twists to the story. Nguyen continues to astonish with world-class art. You won't find a science fiction tale with more heart and intrigue that looks this good anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jan 13, 2016

    If you're looking for a sci-fi book to give you the rollicking adventure feeling of the original Star Wars, Descender should be your first choice. Pick up the trade, seek out the back issues, get caught up. Live this wonderful space fable that Lemire and Nguyen deliver like a gift, and enjoy every minute of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jan 18, 2016

    A good issue that keeps to it's pacing as it heads to the arc finale. Read Full Review

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