Low #3

Low #3

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Greg Tocchini Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

In an effort to save mankind, Stel Caine embarks to do what hasn't been done in millennia: walk on the Earth's surface. But before she can rise from the depths of the ocean, she must first help her son rise from the suffocating darkness in which he wallows.

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Sep 26, 2014

    Low is pure revelation, and issue #3 is no exception. The quiet moments in this series elevate it to a height almost unseen in modern storytelling narratives and the art remains an absolute treat that the reader should feel entirely ungrateful for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Sep 23, 2014

    Given that both myself and mcolleague Sam have twice broken the scoring system with sci-fi – Sam with issue #2 of this very series – Ill stop giving Ceej headaches and just leave it at our usual perfect score. But if I had less regard for human life, thisd be higher. Its incredible – get the hell on this series! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Sep 24, 2014

    Low in elevation but not low in spirits, Stel and Marik are setting out on their journey for real now. How long will it take them? I have no way of knowing. But, I'm here for the whole ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Sep 24, 2014

    The book is excellent. Remender provides a fantastic story from start to finish bringing both Stel and Marik from low personal points to joyful, happy moments all while they physically rise up through the depths of the ocean. Tocchini's artwork is breathtaking from the elegant sea creatures to the scenes emulating the paintings of Pompeii. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 23, 2014

    A strong series that shows no signs of letting up. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Sep 29, 2014

    A great issue for developing the main characters. A close look at how desperate and discourage this alternate world is and a dramatic rise of quality with the art style. Can't wait for issue 4. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 25, 2014

    Low is a very different breed of sci-fi comic from Rick Remender, both in terms of premise and the emphasis on hope and optimism over Remender's typically grungy, self-interested protagonists. That's given Low a hook, but only with this third issue does the series really seem to find its groove. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Sep 25, 2014

    Some of the things expressed in this issue are dark, but thats what this series is about overcoming the darkness. Stel is on a journey to save everyone as well as rekindle her relationship with her son Malik. Shes optimistic in a very dreary time for humanity and is the perfect candidate to get the job done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Nick Brehmer Sep 24, 2014

    The key word being possibility. It helps having an artist like Tocchini bring these sentiments to life in the panels of Low. The designs hes come up with, from the underwater vessels to the gear and attire of the characters, are just brilliant. Not to mention the vast array of sea creatures we are shown in this issue. With that said, Ill end with this: Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Sep 24, 2014

    The draw of this issue isn't really the story per se, though it continues to expand in scope, but Tocchini's increasingly grand art. For the first time we get a chance to glimpse the aquatic world beyond Salus' dome and it is remarkable. The ocean life, some radically evolved, as well as the underwater environment, serve as immersive atmosphere pieces. You can almost taste the salt as Stel and Marik ride a pair of giant seahorse-like creatures through the sea. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 23, 2014

    Low is starting to grab my interest again, as though it technically never lost it, it was scarily close to doing so. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lilith Wood Sep 29, 2014

    The energy level of the issue keeps building until the visual release of Marik and Stel coming out of their small pod into the gorgeously painted ocean. Tocchini's art really soars in this underwater world. As Stel watches Marik swim, she has a nuanced emotional moment that doesn't feel sentimental or heavy-handed. Stel has been an emotional character from the start, but this issue let me feel things alongside her for the first time. With Low #3, Remender has proven that he can write about family dynamics. It feels like there is a long, satisfying adventure story ahead of us now, and new readers can jump on here and understand the gist of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Sep 23, 2014

    Low #3 gets us a little bit closer to what the series has teased. With a world this big and this unlike our own Remender and Tocchini have had to devote, and must continue to devote, a ton of time to exposition. Not only are the characters new to us but the circumstances of their reality is foreign to us as well. This has forced the book into a somewhat plodding pacing but the book is crafted with enough skill and enthusiasm that its not hard to see the jungle through the trees. What is there worth living for when there doesnt seem to be a point anymore? This is the crux of the story and its a perilous question to ask. The series has yet to properly balance its nihilistic qualities with its sanguine protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - louis whiteford Sep 26, 2014

    Low is packed densely with ideas, but readers should be glad it's comfortable enough to breathe now. The ship escape sequence this issue takes it's time, and turns a presumably frightening moment into a believably human cry of freedom. Stel and her son are now free to roam the ocean as they please, and this comic can go wherever it feels like. readers should be as happy as Stel to be out of the city. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Sep 24, 2014

    For a book that Remender pitched to the public as being about hope, this series up until now has been as bleak as his darkest Uncanny X-Force stuff; the tonal shift in this issue that I really welcome is that they're starting to get the hope from the horrifying majesty of the deep ocean. It's a great dichotomy and I'm excited to see where they can go from here. Definitely the best issue so far. Read Full Review

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