The beginning of this one is told from Mila‘s perspective.
Mother‘s story continues, we go on a detour to Gnish and I spotted something that looked suspiciously similar to a light saber… Oh, an Telsa takes us to a really interesting place at the end of this issue! The plot thickens! One more issue in this story arc and volume…
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:
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 evil “Mother” may rule the universe with an iron hand, but even mothers were young once—and after growing up on an ice-covered planet, it’s easy to see why she might have an ice-covered heart, too.
Mostly in shades of gray and black with only a few splashes of colour for the important bits. Interesting. I wonder where this is going to lead us…
Finally continuing with Ascender. We still have the watercolour artwork that has also defined Descender. A lot of images give vague impressions…
Others are more detailed…
I am still in love with the art, even though the story hasn‘t grabbed me as much as in Descender. I seriously dislike the vampires. I don‘t get the point of them. I think I will have to re-read all of this back to back at some point.
Picks up right where #1 left off. Some backstory, that is more mythology than fact. Or fact clothed in mythology. Trying to escape from the Snowman and running into other trouble. Another bloody ending.
I want to find out what happens next, so I will continue.