Going places

Ascender #12 by Jeff Lemire (author), Dustin Nguyen (cover art, artist)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

An in-between issue. Andy fights vampires, the story of Mother is taken another step forward and we meet another character from Descender, who was not such a surprising surprise. He had to show up eventually.

If you are interested in this series, you should start with the first Descender volume:

Descender, Vol. 1: Tin Stars by Jeff Lemire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A boy wakes up in a place where everybody else is dead. He has been asleep for 10 years. Turns out he‘s not a kid, but a robot companion. 

Gorgeous watercolour artwork.

There are some pretty strong Star Wars vibes. That flashback was a throwback to Tatooine. All that was missing was R2D2 and C3P0. Plenty of potentially interesting planets and (hopefully to come) complex world building.

Tim, Driller and the yappy bot are great characters. The humans and otherwise biologic entities are a colourful bunch. Shocking violence! I screamed like a girl. Well, once… the bad guys are nasty. And the potentially nice guy is flawed. I liked the story of robots being the hunted underdogs.

The original post of my 2019 review is here: Think AI and Star Wars.

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