Later this month the story of Tim-21 and his universe will come to an end with Descender #32. Except, the end of one story is just the beginning of the next.
Announced by Image, in 2019 Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen will reunite in the ashes of Descender to launch the all-new series Ascender, set in the very same universe. This new series will leap forward in time to tell a brand new story that still has ties to the one that was already told.
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!”
Ascender begins sometime in 2019.