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Lemire and Nguyen’s Ascender is the Descender Sequel Replacing Robots with Magic

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You’ve been reading Descender, right?  It’s one of Image’s best titles.  And it seems it’s not ending after all.  There will be a sequel series in 2019 titled Ascender.  What do Lemire and Nguyen have in store for us?

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…

Yes, I think that falls under the general heading of “curveball.”

Official PR follows:

From the powerhouse creative team behind the bestselling, award-winning DESCENDER—Jeff Lemire (GIDEON FALLS, ROYAL CITY) and Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Little Gotham)—launches an all new series set in the same universe, ASCENDER. The DESCENDER story’s not over and this new ongoing series is set to recapture fans’ hearts and imaginations in 2019.

“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,” said Lemire. “Ascender will feel like a continuation of the Descender saga and like a brand new book all in one.”

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

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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  1. Lemire had hinted at a possible new direction for that universe a few months ago, and this is great news to follow-up the concluding Descender! That series has been so good, I don’t care where Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen take us next! And I’m glad they’re spreading the word now, so hopefully more people will be aware of the new series. If you haven’t read “Descender” yet, pick up the first trade paperback and you’ll be hooked.

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