Low (comics)

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Cover of Low #1
Publication information
PublisherImage Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateJuly 2014 – December 2020
No. of issues26
Creative team
Written byRick Remender
Artist(s)Greg Tocchini
Colorist(s)Greg Tocchini (#1–7)
Dave McCaig (#8–26)

Low is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction comics series written by Rick Remender and drawn by Greg Tocchini. Coloring duties were taken over from Tocchini by Dave McCaig as of issue 8. Low has been published since July 2014 by Image Comics.

The series is set billions of years in the future of the Earth after the start of the sun's expansion into a red giant has made the surface uninhabitable. It follows the lives of the two million survivors in the underwater city of Salus; its helmsmen, the Caine family; and its pirate enemies. The protagonists of the first issues are Stel Caine, who searches for life-supporting planets with robotic probes, her husband Johl, and their children. Remender summarized the story as being about "one woman's optimism in the face of inevitable and true doom".[1]

The first issues of the series received critical praise. In Paste magazine, Robert Tutton wrote of the "primal, silent awe" inspired by Tocchini's "surreal" and "dazzling" art.[2] In IGN, Tres Dean noted the creators' "complex and intriguing worldbuilding and precise, emotional character work", as well as Tocchini's "impeccable and breathtaking" art.[3]

Collected editions[edit]

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
Vol. 1: The Delirium of Hope Low #1–6 March 2015 1632151944
Vol. 2: Before the Dawn Burns Us Low #7–10 November 2015 1632154692
Vol. 3: Shore Of The Dying Light Low #11–15 October 2016 163215708X
Vol. 4: Outer Aspects of Inner Attitudes Low #16–19 September 2017 1534302298
Vol. 5: Light Brings Light Low #20–26 January 2021 1534305041
Low: Book One Low #1-15 October 2017 1534302433


  1. ^ Yehl, Joshua (17 January 2014). "RICK REMENDER TALKS NEW IMAGE SERIES LOW". IGN. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  2. ^ Tutton, Robert (1 August 2014). "Low #1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini Review". Paste. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  3. ^ Dean, Tres (30 July 2014). "Low #1 Review". IGN. Retrieved 29 August 2014.

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