Preview: ‘LOW’ Volume 1

HUMANITY’S FINAL HOUR IN LOW

Remender’s and Tocchini’s new series plumbs the depths of hope

Millennia ago, humankind retreated to the bottom of the ocean to escape the scorching radiation of the sun. Everyone knew it was a temporary fix — and now time is running out again. In LOW, the new Image Comics series by Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE, DEADLY CLASS) and Greg Tocchini (Last Days of American Crime), one woman believes she can save the human race, and she’s turned her gaze to the stars.LOW Volume 1 - Banner

LOW Volume 1 - CoverLOW, VOLUME 1: THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini

  • ISBN 978-1-63215-194-0
  • Diamond Comic order code DEC140670
  • 144 pages, paperback, full color
  • $9.99
  • Collects LOW #1-6
  • Rated Mature
  • In comic book stores March 25, bookstores April 7

But Stel Caine may be the only one with hope — civilization is deteriorating into hedonism and corruption around her, and she must do all she can to not only save humanity but also keep what’s left of her family from falling apart.

“In terms of her and where she gains her optimism from…it’s faith,” Remender said of Stel in an interview with Comic Book Resources. “Writing a character for the first time that has faith, and has faith in this church, which is based on science instead of being based on a book that was written and mis-transcribed for 3,000 years or something. It doesn’t make her a dupe in my mind; it makes her somebody who is the last of a dying breed.”

Artist Tocchini creates a swirling, ethereal environment with vibrant washes of color, while inhabiting LOW’s underwater world with striking characters and futuristic technology.

“Greg and I have been working together long enough that it’s like volleyball,” said Remender. “I’ll send him some very basic ideas… And then Greg comes back with concepts and model sheet design pieces that are just out of this f*cking world and give me a hundred new ideas.”

A beautiful, fragile world; a society collapsing under its own decadence; a complex woman whose hope keeps her from despair — this is the science fiction world of LOW, VOLUME 1: THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE, in comic book stores on March 25 and bookstores on April 7. It is available for pre-order now.

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