A Review: UNDERTOW #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of UNDERTOW #1 from Image Comics. Steve Orlando writes, and Artyom Trakhanov draws and colors.

Ukinnu left his too-perfect life behind to join the military. Now he’s faced with the mythical Redum Anshargal offering him a new life. He’s shown a new world on the surface, and he’s given a chance to break with civilization entirely. To help build a new one. Anshargal seeks a new hope for adapting to the surface, but will it prove too dangerous?

The setting is Atlantis, somewhere around the time that primitive humans started using tools. The story is one of blazing a new trail, making a new life on the frontier. It’s about leaving behind a corrupted world and creating a new one. And it’s really nicely done. I also like the “alien” technology and look/feel of the Atlanteans, both in the writing and the art. Oh, and Anshargal’s comments on freedom are worth thinking about.

This is a great first issue in terms of world building as well as setting up the story. You won’t want to miss this one.

UNDERTOW #1 is available now at your FLCS and online at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )