Image Comics recently announced their award-winning Descender series by writer Jeff Lemire (Gideon Fall, Royal City) and artist Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Little Gotham) will continue as a new series, Ascender.
Here’s more on the recent news, direct from the publisher:
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…
“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!”
Descender will reach its conclusion this July 25th, with its 32nd issue finale. The new Ascender series is planned for 2019.