Jeff Lemire is slowly building the drama of Descender. Not much happens in this issue in terms of pure action - the sole fight sequence involving the robot Driller's continued fight for survival in the arenas of Gnish. Still, there are a lot of the quiet, enjoyable character moments which Lemire excels in writing.
Dustin Nguyen's art continues to impress. The rough, sketchy appearance here is a good match for the gritty universe of Descender. Few dystopian comics have visually captured the feeling of a great empire descending into darkness as well as this one.