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This issues cover is by interior artist and co-creator Greg Tocchini (Thor: Son of Asgard, Hinterkind, Last Days of American Crime). He has a very artistic style and the cover is a good representation of the artwork in the issue.
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Tochhini is the interior artist for the series and this issue is in his painted style. I always say painted style is hit and miss and this is more in the middle. While his scenes are breathtaking and the images are beautiful, I feel the painted style causes his art to lose a little detail. There is also a lack of separation of things and even overlap of colors due to the lack of hard lines you normally find in an inked and colored issue. Otherwise Tocchini does a great job.
Layout & Flow 5/5
The flow of this issue was excellent for a #1. You get a great introduction of characters and the world we are going to explore throughout the series. As I mentioned Tocchini does an excellent job with his imagery and the panels and pages just flow from one to the next.
Sereis co-creator Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent, Venom) shows his brilliance in creating a beautiful and interesting future world. The issue starts off introducing us to our main characters the Cain family. It seems the sun is going to die and has forced the worlds population to retreat deep in the ocean while probes search for a new planet. It seems it's time for the Cain children to join their parents in the family business. To go outside the safety of Salus and hunt for the cities food. Remender does a great job building the characters personalities and introducing us to the world of Low. Once outside the walls a normal hunting trip turns into a horror story, as pirates set a trap for the family. The Cain's have developed a family suit of armor that is used for hunting and deep sea exploration and it's bio-engineered to only function for them, trouble is the pirates want it at all costs.
Verdict - 4.3 (8.5/10) - (Buy Low) SAVE 10%
Greg Tocchini and Rick Remender have a hit on their hands. The artistic beauty of Tocchini helps tell the story Remender has set out. The story is interesting and the character development is great. From this first issue Remender jumps right in and nobody not even our main characters are safe. With the final pages ramping up the excitement I can't wait for issue 2. This is definitely a pull for all sci-fi fans.