Undertow #6

Undertow #6

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Artyom Trakhanov Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

MINISERIES CONCLUSION! Zikia beaten, Uruku tortured, citizens in chains... How high must the bodies pile before the occupation of the Deliverer comes to an end? The battle for freedom comes home as the Watertight Pulp Epic reaches an explosive finale!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 23, 2014

    This really has been a surprisingly good series, one that I never expected to like this much or passionately follow. It's been a while that I've gotten excited for a series and really rooted for it, but here I am shouting from the rooftops about Undertow. At this point if you haven't checked it out you might want to wait for the trade or you could be a sport and support the creators by buying their comic either in print or digitally. It's been a hell of a series and hopefully I won't be left waiting for more of this fantastic series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Jul 27, 2014

    As I said above, this series could end right here with this issue and although myself and I'm sure many others would be disappointed, it would not be in bad taste at all. It would probably be a good spot for Orlando and Trakhanov to tell a different story set in the same time period and around the same characters. No matter what happens, this issue was a sight to behold and I strongly urge all of you out there, after reading this review, to go out and get your hands on this latest issues of “Undertow”. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 23, 2014

    In addition to all of that, this issue also has some really,really, good social commentary. This first becomes clear in a scene in the Infirmary, in whichthe Atlantean soldiers are torturing civilians. Not for information, but just for fun. Of course, this is characterization, not only for those specific characters, but also for the oppressive Atlantean regime. But it's also offer a critique of something that actually happens in real life, which is great. Really, this scene is just the tip of the iceberg. In the epilogue (which is drawn not by Trakhanov, but by Yaroslav Astapeev), there's some great commentary on socioeconomic classes, as we get a look into how the richest Atlanteans live. But even this epilogue isn't where the social commentary ends. The book has a good deal more of it, and its all done extraordinarily well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 23, 2014

    Undertow is a spectacle, its well written, beautifully drawn, and evokes incredible emotion. Its a story of self-discovery, and new frontiers. I cant recommend it enough, and encourage you to learn a thing or two by picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jul 23, 2014

    There’s an immense amount of world building involved, which even by the end, the potential to turn this into many miniseries or maybe even an ongoing, aren’t out of the question. For a series that is being highly regaled with positive feedback on both story and stellar art, they’ve gone out with a bang, leaving readers wanting more but holding no promises—which is a strong creative move that works out for everyone. Read Full Review

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

    Undertow has been the kind of exciting aquatic story that comics has needed being a fresh take on the Atlantic setting. This issue brings that saga to an exciting conclusion being action packed throughout. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince J Ostrowski Jul 25, 2014

    Astapeev adds a sinister cap on a book that felt pretty hopeful in the end. In fact, it's the sort of thing that'll get fans of the book hoping that it continues down the road, and with the same creative team. All in all, this was a stellar effort in world-building and epic storytelling across a mere 6 issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Jul 24, 2014

    For a story that showed a ton of promise in the beginning, the admittedly interesting and eye-catching visual style employed in Undertow #6 made this finale a tough one. It seems like the general plot worked out for the best in the end, but it would have been a much more enjoyable read if it were easier to follow. A re-read of this one will certainly be in order, probably going back to the very beginning and taking extra care to familiarize yourself with each character name for better accessibility in the later books. Read Full Review

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