Low #2

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Greg Tocchini Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 27, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 10
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The underwater city of Salus, humanity's last refuge, is running out of air and time. Poverty, disease, and corruption are rampant, and the church of Optimolgy can offer no solace as powerful as hard cream, the strange drug that keeps the bleak realities at bay. Police Inspector Marik Cain has sunk so low into that haze; should an opportunity for hope present itself, can he rise again?

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Sam de Smith Aug 28, 2014

    I accidentally gave this a Rating of 6/5. Im sticking with it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Aug 27, 2014

    If you didn't know, Low #1 sold out within an hour of release, and there's a good reason for that. It's a deeply emotional unfolding of well-crafted characters in a world that begs your exploration, and deserves a high rank on your pull list. Don't miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Aug 27, 2014

    Low itself is just that, a treat, a gift, a chance for us to experience a world that is both broken and hopeful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Aug 30, 2014

    If you haven't started reading Low yet, then start. Get off your computer, go to your local comic shop, and buy the first two issues. It is that goo. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Cassandra Clarke Aug 28, 2014

    A storybook of loss and desire; an introspective tale of hope at the end of the world; a patient tale rearing up for an inter-planetary battle soon to come Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Tres Dean Aug 28, 2014

    Paired with Remender's confident scripting and pacing, Low is nothing short of wonderful. It's tough to imagine this book not becoming Image's next big hit. If it somehow doesn't, it will be no fault of the creators. Low is everything great about Image's current initiative in one beautiful comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Aug 27, 2014

    When things for the characters in LOW can't get worse, they get slightly better and then worse again. But for Remender and Tocchini, LOW just keeps getting better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Sep 30, 2014

    I never picked up issue 1 of Low, but this has definitely got me thinking about going back and picking it up. The story is interesting and relevant, the art work is great, and while I may not actually like the characters, I'm invested in knowing what happens to them after just one issue. That's not an easy thing to accomplish, and I'm impressed that Low #2 pulled it off. Check this one out, I don't think you'll be let down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 28, 2014

    Do I still love her character? Yeah, she's pretty great. I just wish we could have seen more of her before she slipped into the state that she's in now, so that we could establish a more solid contrast between the two. Low, as Remender has pretty much said himself, is a commentary on depression, and that's great subject matter. The concept is great, and I wouldn't say that itfails in terms of execution. What I will say, however, is that the execution could be improved if this were read as a complete story, rather than as 20 or so page issues that come out on a monthly basis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Aug 26, 2014

    You're not gonna come away from this second issue feeling very positive about the human condition and that's okay. Fairy tales are for kids, good science fiction is for the more discerning fictionalist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 28, 2014

    The atmosphere and emotions conveyed by Remender supplant the world-building, which might not make this best place to start - that said, the artwork alone makes this a good selling point to check out the last issue as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Aug 29, 2014

    Remender and Tocchini do a great job of creating this world and emerging you into this fantasy right from the start. Their take on the end of the world is one of optimism and hope as they've created a strong female lead to take us on a great adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Aug 27, 2014

    Being a romantic, my hope for the future of Low is that it changes minds. Maybe readers who recognize themselves in Marik, bitter and terrorized by reality, will see a transformation through the mastery of Remender and Tocchini. Maybe the opposite will prove to be true. Will the creators indeed make Stels or Mariks of us all? Time will tell. For now group hug. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Aug 26, 2014

    Low #2 may have had some low moments, but overall the series continues to entice, having some lively moments throughout. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Sep 1, 2014

    A new take on a post apocalyptic future Earth; interesting to read. However the art does not quite live up to the story and is difficult to engage with at times. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Aug 27, 2014

    The title "Low" is in reference to the cities mankind has built deep beneath the ocean, but Remender clearly has other meanings in mind, as well. Stel is at an understandably low point in her life, and morale is low in the starving and crime-ridden undersea city. "Low" #2 itself doesn't quite match up to the higher standard set by the first issue, but works well enough as the second chapter to a larger story, and is carried by the stylish and picturesque images. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Aug 27, 2014

    This series has promise to it. I won't deny that I like the idea of a city that knows it will be gone in under a year if they don't find someplace new. It's the same kind of last-ditch effort I loved watching in Battlestar Galactica. I'm just not sure that Remender and Tocchini have fully figured out what they want to do yet. Read Full Review

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