“Low, Vol. 1: The Delirium of Hope” by Rick Remender

Low, Vol. 1: The Delirium of Hope(Author: Rick Remender) + (Year: 2015) + (Goodreads)


Yeah, no.

It’s sad that two consecutive comic books I read are so bad. Much like ODY-C, Low is a gigantic disappointment, though luckily, not as big.

Low is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which the people have been living underwater for a millennia, in order to hide from the results of war and nuclear weapons. However, in their underwater city fresh air is running out and they are under the danger of dying. This creates a society high on sex and drugs, expecting its end in a morally deprived world of violence and overindulgence.

The one big problem is… there’s nothing but depravity in this comic book. All of the characters are out of their minds, everything is sex, the women look like they have just ran out of someone’s wet dream. The entire volume is so bad and disappointing and boring. There is a side which you are supposed to take, except that there’s nothing to convince you that those people are heroes, or even that you should actually care about them. Especially the son, whatever his name was.

This comic book literally has no redeeming qualities. The art is messy and confusing, and has nothing to offer besides that; the protagonists are flat and lacking anything that would make you root for them, the antagonists are just nasty and gross; the sex is not sexy at all; the story is dull.



3 thoughts on ““Low, Vol. 1: The Delirium of Hope” by Rick Remender

  1. Heena Rathore P. says:

    I hate it when the illustrations of a graphic novel turn out to be confusing 😦
    Thanks for the lovely review, though. I have this one on my shelf, but now I think I’m gonna pass on it.
    Have a great day!


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