First Look: Lemire & Nguyen’s Ascender #1 Launches This April From Image

by Oliver MacNamee

For the fans of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s Descender, your wait for the follow up series, Ascender, is nearly up as the first issue drops on April 24th. And, Jeff Lemire, cannot wait:

Dustin and I love the world of Descender and we’re re-energized by this new direction, which has opened all sorts of new storytelling possibilities for us. Ascender will feel like a continuation of the Descender saga and like a brand new book all in one.

Nguyen’s was quick to add the following light-hearted comment about this new series and the potential for his art:

Plus, it’ll be fantastic to switch from drawing machines and metal all day, to all flesh and fantasy for a while!

We’ve got a first look to share with you below ahead of the drop date to remind you of what you’ve been missing these past few months and in order to whet the appetite.

Set ten years after the conclusion of Descender, in Ascender the machines have gone away, and in their absence magic has reclaimed the universe. Now one girl must embark on an epic quest to find robotkind and its fabled boy messiah, TIM-21, before it’s too late…

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