261 – Descender: Tin Stars

Descender: Tin Stars

We take on the Rest of the Best of 2015 by starting with “Descender: Tin Stars” by Jeff Lemire. In this sci-fi comic, a race of hugemongous robots start eradicating the human population but suddenly stop; then, years later, a boy companion robot may hold the key to the entire mystery. We debate what happens when you try to program for group empathy, the awesomeness of the code name “The Hardwire,” and whether or not Driller is kind of a gangster.

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