Low #8

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Greg Tocchini Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Stel Cain, still reeling from the loss of her children, travels through the nameless dark of the blackest oceans, to rise to the surface and begin her journey to the deep space probe, which holds the key to mankind’s salvation. But there is one last colligation between her and the surface: enter the Merpires!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Jul 29, 2015

    Its hard to remain objective about Low. Against a backdrop of phenomenal output from Image, Low manages to stand out as the absolute must-buy comic of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Jul 28, 2015

    In the end, I love Low and I'm a huge fan of the series. Low has been a fantastic story so far that explores the depths of the human soul and what it will do when faced with an end that can't be stopped. If you're looking to get into the series I recommend you either pick up the trade paper backof the first arc or start at #7 (which serves as a great stand-alone) and continue on from there (the first arc does have a slow intro). Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - neil_or_no_deal Aug 4, 2015

    A grim chapter in this underwater epic. Strong emotional and spiritual concepts are laid bare for exploration. It's dark stuff but still engrossing reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 30, 2015

    It's not for everyone, but if you can stomach the despair, it's ultimately worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jul 31, 2015

    Remender and Tocchini, along with McCaig, deliver another great issue of Low as Stel finds herself in what some would call a “pickle” towards the issues end. Will her new friends be enough to save her? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Jul 29, 2015

    Low #8 gets the reader reconnected with Stel as she deals with the loss of her son and the horror of her daughter's actions. She is cracking and losing faith, but this allows us to connect with her on a strong emotional level. Remender and Tocchini introduce what appears to be a meta-antagonist; however, they are left alone after the opening pages. Tocchini was hit or miss this issue. He excelled with some panels, while others were a little sloppy and even dropped you out of some of the most intensely scripted scenes. Dave McCaig picked up nicely on the colors maintaining the dark greens and blues for much of the ocean sequences, but also was able to dip into the yellows, oranges, and reds during the ritual sacrifice. Read Full Review

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