The Descender/Ascender Timeline
January 25, 2019
In the upcoming Ascender, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen present the next chapter of the thrilling epic that began with Descender. This timeline shows the sheer scope of their sci-fi/fantasy hybrid.
In March 2015, Descender #1 launched as writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen introduced Tim-21, a lovable, optimistic companion robot thrust into a hostile cosmos. Throughout the course of 32 issues, Tim would discover that he's the missing link between a fleet of life-annihilating constructs and modern robotics. The creative team used that premise to span worlds and millennia, diagramming a volatile sci-fi opera that pits man against machine.
Descender concluded last July, but Lemire and Nguyen are far from finished with their transcendental odyssey. The upcoming series Ascender carries over a handful of recognizable characters from Descender and introduces many, many new ones. But while being a direct continuation of its preceding comic, Ascender also shifts genres, pivoting from sci-fi to fantasy as one girl discovers a world robbed of technology and infused with mystic wonder.
The following timeline offers a step-by-step description of the events that lead to Ascender #1.
Ascender #1 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen debuts on April 24th in comic shops.