Low #4

Low #4

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Greg Tocchini Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

On their journey to the Earth's surface, Stel Kane and her son must travel through the Third City, a lost utopia, long abandoned and ruled by a tribe of villainous pirates. The very same pirates who killed Stel's husband and stole her daughters many years ago.

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Nick Couture Nov 3, 2014

    Low is so rich with beauty, yet depressing as hell. I love every page of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Oct 29, 2014

    Low #4 is another wonderful entry by Remender and Tocchini. Remender deepens the reader's understanding of Stel and begins introducing and delving into Roln's character. Tocchini's artwork is once again fabulous with some minor hiccups with the entrance to Poluma. The book explores more of Low and hints at even more, making you to wish it was November already! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Nick Brehmer Oct 29, 2014

    In the back matter "Lowdown", Remender writes that they have a 60-issue story arc planned should things continue to go well for the series. This makes me very, very happy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam de Smith Oct 29, 2014

    Categorically, do not get me wrong. Low is a brilliant, beautiful, and often profound comic. But it suffers from a burden of expectation having been of such high standard thus far; let's see where issue 5 takes us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Oct 28, 2014

    Things are definitely looking up, no pun intended, for Low. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Oct 30, 2014

    Each issue in this series brings a big story and outlandish characters (is that shark standing up?!). Hope is always on the horizon, but something always seems to get in the way. What happens when Stel cant keep her cool? And since when is Marik the calm one? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 28, 2014

    Low #4 is very much a mixed bag, having a shockingly disappointing start, but a phenomenal second half. The developments in this half leave the door open for some wonderful developments, with the final sequence having a shocking twist. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 30, 2014

    Some may grumble over the issue's defining twist being introduced so early overall, yet Rick Remender deserves credit for circumventing the expectation that comes with such a move. He again leads us to some murky places, some more obvious than others, with each bit of world building serving to sink we readers further into its depths. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - louis whiteford Oct 31, 2014

    This wasn't the strongest issue of Low. The beats felt much rehearsed, and character motivations were based more on ramping up the plot's difficulty than anything born out of their personalities. It's not bad, but it could easily be better with more focus. Low needs to simplify before it becomes a big mess. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Sushi - Gary Hilson Oct 29, 2014

    What Low #4 accomplishes best is promising a lot of potential stories yet to come in a manner that's not divided into your typical superhero comic four or five-part installments, and delivers a fantastic twist at the end that will have readers picking up issue #5. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Oct 29, 2014

    I'm not sure if this series has legs or not. Black Science and Deadly Class do so well because they're angry, and they seem like really good ways for Remender to get his anger out into concepts that have a large enough cast or a wild enough idea to go in any number of directions to cover a lot of issues. This story is very focused on two members of one family, and their quest doesn't seem like the first of many, it seems like the last quest. But hey, Fear Agent was really about just one guy, and it went on for something like 50 issues, so what do I know. Read Full Review

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