Global warming is a thing and how humanity survives it remains to be seen. In Low: Volume 1: The Delirium of Hope from Image Comics, Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini has humankind retreating to the bottom of the ocean to escape the sun's scorching radiation. One woman believes she can save the human race, and she’s turned her gaze to the stars. But Stel Caine may be the only one with hope — civilization is deteriorating into hedonism and corruption around her, and she must do all she can to not only save humanity but also keep what’s left of her family from falling apart.
“In terms of her and where she gains her optimism from…it’s faith,” Remender said of Stel. “Writing a character for the first time that has faith, and has faith in this church, which is based on science instead of being based on a book that was written and mis-transcribed for 3,000 years or something. It doesn't make her a dupe in my mind; it makes her somebody who is the last of a dying breed.”
"Greg and I have been working together long enough that it's like volleyball,” said Remender. “I'll send him some very basic ideas… And then Greg comes back with concepts and model sheet design pieces that are just out of this f*cking world and give me a hundred new ideas.”
A beautiful, fragile world; a society collapsing under its own decadence; a complex woman whose hope keeps her from despair — this is the science fiction world of Low: Volume 1: The Delirium of Hope, in comic book stores on March 25 (Diamond Comic order code DEC140670) and bookstores on April 7 (ISBN 978-1-63215-194-0). It is available for pre-order now. Full press release below.