Rick Remender takes you to new depths and beyond the twenty thousands leagues in Low #1, his newest Image Comics title.
Low #1 is yet again another post apocalyptic comic book, and I know this seems like a beat down piece of subject matter, but I can assure you Remender’s take on this genre is a breath fresh sea air. The sun has grown and made living on the surface of the earth impossible, the hardy human species has adapted and taken to living under the sea, no nuclear winter, no zombies, no ice age, just good’ol under the sea musicals.
Remender with the help of Greg Tocchini have created a marvelous book that’s begging to made into a film, or at least should have been a movie in the mid to late 1970’s. Low #1 is a love letter to classic science fiction theater, fans of Barbarella, Dune, and Flash Gordon will immediately fall in love with this book. Strangely I saw glimpses of the popular video game Bioshock in it also, but only glimpses, this is a futuristic world, not one from the 1940’s and 50’s.
Because of my love for pirates, classic science fiction and brutal story telling, Low #1 was a must read. I already feel most people who read Image Comics will love Low, but the classic superhero/mutant fan may not relate to the story. That’s okay though, their loss I guess, because Low #1 is a masterpiece.