Thursday, March 5, 2015


New science-fiction series launches to critical acclaim

“Gorgeous.” —
“The best new comic book of 2015.” —
“Your new sci-fi obsession is here, and its name is Descender…”
Entertainment Weekly

Writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet ToothHawkeye) and artist Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li'l Gotham) take the comics scene by storm with the launch of DESCENDER #1—already optioned for film before even hitting the shelves—and an outpouring of advance praise. In order to keep up with customer demand, Image Comics is pleased to announce a second printing of DESCENDER #1.

DESCENDER follows 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.

DESCENDER #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (, the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (, iOS, Android, and Google Play.

DESCENDER #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code JAN158232), arrives in stores on April 1.

DESCENDER #2 (Diamond Code FEB150601) will arrive in stores on April 8.

More praise for DESCENDER:
“Your new sci-fi obsession is here, and its name is Descender… a gorgeous, moody story about a future where a lonely robot boy searches for a home in a galaxy that hates and fears him.” —Entertainment Weekly

"Jeff Lemire has dreamt up an emotional, imaginative new universe, lavishly brought to life by the great Dustin Nguyen. I can't wait to see where they take TIM-21 next." —Brian K. Vaughan

“The best new comic book of 2015.” —

 "Lemire and Nguyen just pulled the curtain back on the medium's new best science fiction heartbreaker." —Matt Kindt

“Between Lemire's penchant for building sweeping yet personal stories and Nguyen's gorgeous, painterly art, the book is stunning to behold.”
Comic Book Resources

“Epic, intelligent, and full of heart.” —Comics Alliance

“Gorgeous.” —

“An epic sci-fi tale with a huge heart.” —Scott Snyder

“Remarkable…. Descender #1 truly takes you on a journey that’s so gripping, you’ll be begging for more..” —Bleeding Cool

“Exciting.” —The Los Angeles Times’ “HeroComplex”

“ ​Jeff Lemire has a real talent for ​drawing me into cold, alien worlds that I'd never dream I'd care about and then having me not want to leave them.” —Mark Waid

“The craft on display in this first issue of Descender is tour-de-force stuff.”
—Greg Rucka

Descender by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen is hauntingly beautiful sci-fi that manages to be both epic and powerfully intimate. Masterfully done.” —Jason Aaron

"What a beautiful, beautiful book. Descender is worth buying for the artwork alone, so it's almost a bonus that it tells such a compelling story about the future of humanity in a universe filled with terrors (planet-sized killer robots, for one). I can't wait to see where it goes." —Charles Soule

“A beautiful cosmic opera and nuanced think piece, balancing the fear of the unknown with the spirit of adventure. Driven by the gorgeous visuals of artist Dustin Nguyen, Descender is a book on the rise.” —IGN

“I love Jeff Lemire. I love Dustin Nguyen. But believe me when I say Descender #1 is the best I've seen from both. This is a 5 star book!” —Mark Millar

“Like the best sci-fi, Lemire’s script transcends the fantastic to dissect such universal issues as fear, acceptance and hope… From the same scribe behind such reflective graphic novel touchstones as the Essex County trilogy, The Underwater Welder and Trillium, we’d expect no less.” —PASTE Magazine 

“Bloody hell, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender looks fantastic... “
—Declan Shalvey