For those of you unfamiliar with the writing of Greg Rucka… get familiar with it. A celebrated crime novelist who turned his talents to comics with Whiteout and later Detective Comics and Checkmate (to name but a three), Rucka has been hailed as one of the best of the ‘new breed’ of comic book writer extending to Brian K Vaughn, Ed Brubaker and Brian Michael Bendis.
His first major comic book work from 1998, Whiteout is the perfect fusion of his skills as a comic book writer and novelist. A murder mystery set in the wastes of Antarctica during its long period of complete seclusion, the story is told from the point of view of Federal Marshall Carrie Stetko. The only female stationed on the network of bases, there is a definite feeling of seclusion from the rest of the world as much as a feeling that being the only female puts her at risk. A thrilling tale that earned Rucka the Eisner Award for Best Writer, Best Artist for Steve Lieber, Best Limited Series, and Best Graphic Album of 2000, Whiteout has been in film development for some time.
Finally, it’s here.
While the trailer offers little in ways of hinting at a story, it is very informative about the challenges posed by Antarctica as a setting… kind of like a miniature nature documentary.
Release date: September 09
Whiteout Volume 1: The Definitive Edition