As Lemire And Nguyen’s Descender Finishes, Get Ready For Ascender In 2019

by Olly MacNamee

With Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s Descender series wrapping up, Image have just announced a sequel series set in the same universe, but ten years later.
Ascender will launch in 2019 and charts the story of a universe in which the machines have gone and magic reclaims 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…

Here’s what Lemire has to say about the upcoming series:

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.

With Nugyen adding what he’s looking forward to drawing:

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

I’ve enjoyed Descender, with its delicate watercolored art, and so I imagine I’ll be adding this to my pull list next year, too.

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