If you missed out on writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen’s 2015 sci-fi comic book series Descender, you have a chance to catch up. You can purchase for download Issues #1-5 at Comixology at any time, but this weekend the website is offering a free digital copy of Issue #1.
Why should you check out the free preview?
Nguyen really has a solid lock on the look of this story about a child-like android (or does he rate cyborg status?) who is the only survivor of a galactic assault on his world. His stylized settings and spaceships, as well as his color choices remind us of Phil Noto’s visuals on Trigger Girl 6, one of the best retro-style creations we’ve seen in years. His wide perspective and large panel spreads really evoke something from an exciting future.
Lemire’s world building gets readers up to speed quickly. He takes the theme from Steven Spielberg’s Artificial Intelligence/A.I. yet makes it far more interesting.
If you’re not convinced yet, just look at the first few pages below and see what we mean:
Just check out the Comixology website this weekend here to read the entire first issue.