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Ascender, Volume 3: The Digital Mage: 02/23/21

Ascender, Volume 3: The Digital Mage

Ascender, Volume 3: The Digital Mage by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen is Mila's escape from the planet. It's also the reunion of her parents. And there's more stuff with Mother.

This follow up series is an ambitious one. It's trying to be a separate series where magic is the focus in the same way that the end of mankind's relationship with robotkind was in the Descender series. It's also trying to bring in the old characters to continue their arcs. Unfortunately they aren't compatible.

The conclusion to volume three is what my husband calls a character hoedown. A character who has no business being part of this series shows up as the big damn literal deus ex machina he is. While I liked him as a character in the previous series when he was essentially the protagonist, I'm not convinced he belongs here.

As of writing this review, this is the end of the series both as comic issues and as collected volumes as I'm reading them.

Three stars

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