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Ascender, Volume 4: Star Seed: 09/08/22
Ascender, Volume 4: Star Seed by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen (Illustrator) is the conclusion of a story arc that began with Descender, Volume 1: Tin Stars (2015).
Tim 21, gone from the known universe and merged with the ancient technology, is watching from afar as the remaining people on both sides of the remaining fight struggle to survive. He has become the literal deus ex machina and this book is basically a coda for how he tries to undo all the damage done by the robot uprising and the aftermath of Mother and her goons.
Mostly this volume is a lot of running around followed by the final comeuppance of the bad guys. It's satisfying in that it does wrap up threads, but overall this two series sequence (ten books in total) is my least favorite arc by Jeff Lemire.