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Low #1 - Chapter One: The Delirium of Hope Review


Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini introduce us to a brand new world, located deep in the seas.

The Good

Let's begin with the premise of this series. The story takes place in the future where the sun has expanded and made the surface world of Earth uninhabitable. Civilization has taken to building cities deep beneath the oceans while probes are sent out in search of a suitable planet to relocate. That has me sold right there.

Rick Remender introduces us to this world by taking a close and intimate look at a couple of citizens. We get to see what their lives are and the different responsibilities they have. Everything seems pretty calm but the action soon kicks in and you'll find yourself on the edge of your seat, concerned for the safety of characters you're just seeing for the first time. Remender makes you start caring about these new characters even though we know so little about them.

What's really interesting about all this is while you can see what's listed in the solicit as happening, it's not quite what takes place in this issue. It kind of catches you off guard in a good way.

Greg Tocchini's art is pretty sweet. The design of the world and colors gives this a nice distinct feel. LOW doesn't quite look like your typical comic and that's just one more reason to check it out.

If all that wasn't enough, this first issue is also slightly oversized (thirty pages) at $3.99.

The Bad

There's a lot to take in here, even with thirty pages. We're introduced to a new world and characters but before we get a chance to know all the players, new ones are brought in to bring about more chaos. It's almost a little too fast paced. We're getting to know some characters and then the action kicks in big time.

The solicit reflecting a different angle of this story was misleading in a way but then again, it's refreshing to be able to read a comic and not know what's coming up.

The Verdict

Rick Remender has done it again. As if the latest issue of BLACK SCIENCE this week wasn't enough, Remender now has another new series at Image, on released on the same day. Remender takes on the sci-fi genre once again and shows us a world where the surface is uninhabitable. We're introduced to new characters and dangers that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. Greg Tocchini's art is glorious and as you read the issue, you'll find yourself eagerly looking forward to more.

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Edited by judasnixon

Greg Tocchini's art is amazing. This is a really good looking book...... I was kind of bummed out the Wake ended, but this series will fill that hole perfectly.....

Posted by VanderSEXXX

Is this series going to be long? How many issues does this series' story plan to span?

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

I hear a lot of Mix reviews from this. I'm not a big fan of Remender, but I'm picking this pick becuase Deadly Class was awesome.

Posted by longbowhunter

I was gonna pick this up but my shop was sold out.

Posted by gamiz7

does the cover remind anyone of bioshock or is it just me?

Posted by Fenderxx

I really enjoyed this issue, and though we are still learning what is going on in this world, I can't help but be pulled in by the art. Remender is a great writer so I know the story will catch up, defiantly added this one to my pull list. I also did a user review for this book which was really fun.

Posted by Ms-Lola

This is why I love comics. I'm not even going to attempt describing how awesome this was.

Posted by redwingx

Fantastic issue!

Posted by MaccyD

Which is better to start, this or black science?

Posted by Whiskeyjack

I really enjoyed the issue, but would have liked to see it not start off with a wall of exposition.

Edited by dagmar_merrill

I thought this was pretty bad.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

I thought this was pretty bad.

Me too. Quit reading it half way. Remender is mostly a miss for me most the time. Only Series I read from him is Deadly Class and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that series. Probably my favorite comic right now which is surprising.

Posted by dagmar_merrill
Posted by soumya

The art is great.The story is intriguing as well.I hope to see where the story goes.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh