descender

REVIEW

 

Descender Vol 1 and 2 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen.

Summary from publisher:
One young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey that pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from the creators of Trillium, Sweet Tooth, and Little Gotham.

My thoughts:
Absolutely loved these graphic novels. I love stories that are told from an unlikely perspective, in this case a young android designed to be a companion not a hero. Vol. 1 picks up several years after the invasion of massive highly advanced robots that have devastated the universe. We follow Tim, a companion android and his desperate search for his “family”. The story has dept and heart, it portrays a world where survival of the fittest really is a matter of life and death. Where robots are the enemy, but nothing is what it seems and lies and decpetion are a way of life.

I love Dustin Nguyen illustrations! They are far more than pictures in a comic, they are beautiful works of art. His use of watercolour and muted tones really supplied an emotional depth beyond just the words of the story.

I give both Vol. 1 and 2 a rating of 5 stars.

For more information of the Descender series visit Image Comics

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