Title: Low Volume 1: The Delirium of Hope
Author: Rick Remender, Greg Tocchini
Publisher: Image 2015
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel
Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth's surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun's scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope.
Dive into an aquatic fantasy like none you've ever seen before, as writer Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Uncanny Avengers) and artist Greg Tocchini (Last Days of American Crime) bring you a tale mankind's final hour in the cold, deathly dark of the sea.
This was a weird one, but in a very good way. I love the entire premise of this series and that's initially drew me in. How would humanity cope with being under the water for that long? What would happen to our great cities? Would we continue to hope for a future or resign ourselves to the end? I loved how the opening panels created the world and more importantly the two sides of the human outlook in Johl and Stel. Such a great set-up! From there, I followed the storyline as it jumped forward in time and plunged us into the water and into another city. I can't wait to read the next volume.
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