Ascender Review

Ascender, Vol 1: The Haunted Galaxy by Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen (Illustrator)
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Ascender, #1
Length: 136 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:
Powerhouse creative team Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen launch an all new series in Ascender! Set 10 years after the conclusion of Descender’s storyline, here magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed… Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from Descender, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But like her parents, Mila doesn’t like to play by the rules and when a certain robot pal of her dad’s shows up, nothing will ever be the same! With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic, Descender, Lemire and Nguyen reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!

I have never read the original series of Descender, but I feel that I would really enjoy reading it after finishing the first volume of Ascender. The world that was shown in each of the pages was really interesting and it really showed the different areas of lifestyles the world has. There is a little bit of a magic system that is related to the world as well. There wasn’t much of it, but from what it shown, it seemed good enough to help with the new world that was shown. From what I gather, Ascender is very different from Descender, so there might be some questions about a few things, but this volume does a good job trying to give you information if you haven’t read it. Through the help of common characters from the original series, you can get some of the information that may help your understanding of what is going on. I could also easily tell that this will be a really good series to read into.

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