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Book Title: Low, Vol. 2: Before the Dawn Burns Us|
The author of the book: Rick Remender
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 544 KB
Edition: Image Comics
Date of issue: November 11th 2015
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"What is the point of anything without art or stories?"
This book attempted to answer that question and failed, I think, perhaps because it's rhetorical, yet another "fuck you" in the theme of crushing despair and hopelessness. The story has now gone full blown woowoo philosophy, forcing self-reflection and "brighter side" optimism on the reader, all the while making nihilism and pessimism that much more real. Whatever optimism is intentional is completely undermined by chaos, death, and mistakes repeatedly made as a result of the tragedy of the human condition. How's that for hope in a book called Low, where everyone struggles, and looming is the ever-increasing threat of the sun burning everyone alive? The one thing these characters have going for them is perseverance. And hey, there's blockbuster action! So what little subtlety Volume 1 possessed is now gone and I can't say I like it.
Stel, the mother, whines about losing hope then preaches about the power of positive thought. Which is it? For a character constantly talking about positivity she sure can make you feel LOW, even succumbing, momentarily, to a deep sea creature who symbolizes suicide. Feeling better yet?
Della, the younger daughter, was kidnapped by fascists. Turns out she now squashes hope and free thought for a living. She even has the choice to do the right thing, and she doesn't. Inspiring! And why does she have no shirt on? No sheer spandex, no nipply tank top, just totally exposed boobs. Now that's subtle. And totally needless. Just an excuse for boobs. Thanks, Male Illustrator, for not objectifying women and alienating female readers.
Great, Remender's pessimism is rubbing off on me. Okay, glass half full...this wasn't the worst. Apart from the hope-destroying, soul-crushing nihilism, the blockbuster action, the boobs, and some artwork muddiness, it's enjoyable on some level. Tocchini is a talented illustrator but not my favorite. Apart from the heavy-handed and, in my opinion, failed philosophy lesson, I just want to know what the hell happens and what's in that space probe. I don't think each character's philosophical outlook is as vital to the story as Remender wants. So overall not as happy, hopeful, deep or memorable as it could have been. Yet I'm somehow optimistic for Volume 3. It can't get worse...right?
Read information about the authorRick Remender is an American comic book writer and artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. He is the writer/co-creator of many independent comic books like Black Science, Deadly Class, LOW, Fear Agent and Seven to Eternity. Previously, he wrote The Punisher, Uncanny X-Force, Captain America and Uncanny Avengers for Marvel Comics.
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