Low Vol. 3: Shore of the Dying Light
By Rick Remender , Greg Tocchini , Dave McCaig
Stel Caine rises from the depths to the surface of the Earth, the first human in millennia to walk on the sun-blasted wasteland. Her daughters aren’t far behind, and not everyone shares Stel’s hopeful outlook for the future. Will this family reunion reveal the key to mankind’s salvation… or snuff out the light forever?
*This title contains explicit/graphic content that may not be suitable for all readers.
I am generally very good at avoiding spoilers and will keep this brief since it is the conclusion of my time with Low for now. However, to err on the side of caution you might skip this final review if you have not began the series and intend to.
I am not sure how to go about this review to be honest. I do not want anything I say here to negatively affect anyone’s decision to read this series. I love Low! From volume 1-3 it has delivered a satisfying story that scratched my sci-fi itch in the best of ways. The watercolor artwork has continually delivered an engaging experience that pairs exceptionally well with the post apocalyptic setting. As I have mentioned, it presents an almost nostalgic air.
I normally include a few shots of the art and illustration at this point in my review. However, I feel that I am unable to do so with this volume as it might lead to potential spoilers.
I do admit that I have a few minor concerns at this point:
- We have hit a more depressing and desperate part of the plot that makes this volume a tougher read (not necessarily bad, but some might find it harder to appreciate).
- Character development feels as though it has stalled to a degree.
- I have some trepidation in regards to possible conclusions.
- I can find no clear date on the possible release of volume 4. I believe that the next 4 issues of the comic shall be released by mid June, so I am hoping a new volume will follow at that time.
Positive elements of note:
- Remender continues to expand on this immersive, aquatic setting which feels truly unlimited and without bounds.
- We are exposed to an endless supply of new and interesting species that provide even more depth and richness to the story arc.
- The potential is wide open for Stel Cain, our devoted optimist. She pushes onward and remains a beautiful and courageous heroine that is easy to admire and follow.
Low remains an effortless recommendation for fans of sci-fi and dystopian reads. Visually pleasing and atmospheric, it truly has a lot to offer. It easily commands attention and leaves the reader wanting more. Which is unfortunately the case, as I sit impatiently awaiting the next and possibly final installment.