Descender

Descender

Book One, Tin Stars

Book - 2015
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Ten years after planet-sized robots called Harvesters appeared and wreaked havoc across the galaxy, a young android named TIM-21 wakes to find that all robots have been outlawed. But TIM may hold the secrets to the Harvesters in his machine DNA and he quickly becomes the most wanted robot in the universe.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 1632154269 (paperback)
9781632154262 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: 741.5971 LEM V.1
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

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Several years after giant robots destroy several human space colonies, artificial life is outlawed and forced to exist on the fringes of the futuristic order. The watercolor art by Nguyen is minimalist but expressive. Eisner Award winner.


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RebelBelle13
Feb 13, 2018

This was decent, but just not for me. There wasn't enough backstory here to get me invested, and I found myself not really caring what happened to the characters. I am very rarely interested in robots, but thought I'd give this a shot because it was recommended by someone who also liked Saga. The art was definitely beautiful- it gave me a watercolor and charcoal vibe. This was good, but I won't be continuing.

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joshua7279
Jul 19, 2017

Jeff Lemire hits another home run on this one. The sci-fi world feels rich with possibility as does the story. Throw in the fantastic watercolor style art and this is a fantastic package.

LPL_IlkaI Sep 21, 2016

The cover artwork is what lead me to pick up Descender, yet it's the stunning art by Dustin Nguyen made me fall HARD for this graphic novel. The story line is striking as well! Jeff Lemire pens a so-to-be Sci-Fi classic with Descender that harken backs to Herbert's Dune and the iconic imagery of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, Aliens, as well as, George Miller's Mad Max films. There were moments when I felt the ragtag squad, Guardians of the Galaxy, would have been very much at home in this Universe! I am very much looking forward to the next installment of Descender, so until then.

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Chroma01
Jun 27, 2016

Haunting and lingering, this book really got its robotic hooks into me. Really looking forward to the next instalment!

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