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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: May 6th, 2015

outright-geekery Logo NewNew Comics Wednesday is upon us again, and some of us here at Outright Geekery are running down the top pick on our comic stacks for this week. What are you looking forward to reading this week? Continue reading Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: May 6th, 2015

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Review: Descender #1

Descender is a new series debuting this week from Image Comic. The series was created by the team of writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen. It’s the story of the United Galactic Council still recovering from an attack on its core worlds by giant robots called Harvesters some ten years earlier. Before the Harvesters attack, Dr. Jin Quan was the foremost authority on robotic A.I. Shortly after the attack, he theorized that if the base code, a codex, for the Harvesters could be deciphered, then some insight into their origins and motivations could be understood and future attacks could prevented. Sadly, a great fear of robots swept across the galaxy leading the a robot genocide. Dr. Quan fell on hard times in the intervening years until UGC comes calling. On an abandoned mining colony, a robot model called Tim-21 uplinked to the galactic network, and he has a codex similar to the Harvesters. Now, the UGC must find Tim-21 before he falls prey to anti-robot fanatics. Continue reading Review: Descender #1