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SDCC 2019: Snowpiercer Heads to the show with a Panel and First Look

Snowpiercer Vol. 1 The Escape

TBS is bringing its highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer to San Diego for Comic-Con International 2019. On Saturday, July 20, TBS will present a panel featuring stars Jennifer ConnellyDaveed DiggsAlison WrightMickey SumnerLena HallSteven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront. The session will include an exclusive first look at the series premiere, which will debut in Spring of 2020 on TBS.

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series was renewed for season two prior to the season one premiere.

Panelists: Stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Steven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson
ModeratorEntertainment Weekly’s Clark Collis
Date: Saturday, July 20, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom
Other attendees: Executive producers Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios

Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; showrunner Graeme Manson, who wrote the first episode; director James HawesMatthew O’ConnorScott Derrickson, and the original film’s producers Bong Joon HoMiky LeeTae-sung JeongPark Chan-wookLee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

Preview: Orphan Black: Helsinki

Orphan Black: Helsinki

Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Heli Kennedy, & Denton J. Tipton (w) • Alan Quah (a) • Corbyn Kern (c)

Helsinki. Spoken in hushed tones, the word means almost certain death for the clones of Project Leda. Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-583-9

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Preview: Orphan Black: Helsinki #5 (of 5)

Orphan Black: Helsinki #5 (of 5)

John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, Heli Kennedy (w) • Wayne Nichols (a) • Corbyn Kern (c)

Helsinki. Spoken in hushed tones, the word means almost certain death for the clones of Project Leda. But find out here what it means to a very special clone named Veera. Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Orphan Black: Helsinki #4 (of 5)

Orphan Black: Helsinki #4 (of 5)

John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, Heli Kennedy & Denton J. Tipton (w) • Alan Quah (a) • Corbyn Kern (c)

Helsinki. Spoken in hushed tones, the word means almost certain death for the clones of Project Leda. But find out here what it means to a very special clone named Veera. Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Orphan Black: Helsinki #3 (of 5)

Orphan Black: Helsinki #3 (of 5)

Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Heli Kennedy & Denton J. Tipton (w) • Alan Quah (a) • Corbyn Kern (c)

Helsinki. Spoken in hushed tones, the word means almost certain death for the clones of Project Leda. But find out here what it means to a very special clone named Veera. Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Orphan Black: Helsinki #2 (of 5)

Orphan Black: Helsinki #2 (of 5)

Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Heli Kennedy & Denton J. Tipton (w) • Alan Quah (a) • Corbyn Kern (c)

Helsinki. Spoken in hushed tones, the word means almost certain death for the clones of Project Leda. Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Orphan Black: Helsinki #1 (of 5)

Orphan Black: Helsinki #1 (of 5)

Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Heli Kennedy & Denton J. Tipton (w) • Alan Quah (a) • Corbyn Kern (c)

Helsinki. Spoken in hushed tones, the word means almost certain death for the clones of Project Leda. Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Review: Orphan Black Vol. 1

OBTPBV1_cvrBBC America has been known as one of those channels on TV, where you can find some of the BBC’s best kept TV secrets. This is where many Americans were first introduced to Doctor Who and Broadchurch, and even Law and Order UK. The quality of the overall storytelling is what has created Anglophiles all over the world as, as they have used the BBC to learn about Monty Python and the original House of Cards. It was not until Orphan Black, premiered that they created a show for British loving American fans.

I remembered watching the first episode, and that first scene was really through you for a loop, as the main character, Sarah sees a woman who looks exactly like her walk in front of a train, the show instantly grabbed me by the collar right there, right then. For the un-initiated, she soon finds out that she has multiple clones, and not just mere doppelgangers, and they have a shady biotech corporation, who is hunting them down, the same ones who created them in the first place. Throughout the series, she and two of her clones, as well as her friend, Felix, uncover the central conspiracy to their existence, Neolution. There are some heavy themes, which are explored throughout the series; one which I believed was well suited for the comics medium.

Within the comics’ series, you are introduced to the origins of each of the clones, starting with Sarah, as you catch up with her, right before the birth of her daughter, Kira. Then it jumps to Helena, where we discover her origin story in 2002, in Russia, where she was being trained to be a soldier. We then meet Alison, back when she was in college, where she met her husband. The next one we meet Cosima, where she is dealing with complications of one of her relationships.

The last one we meet, of course, is Rachel, as you find out exactly where she discovered her love of science and what lead to her dubious methods. The story by Fawcett, Manson, and Hauser, fills in a lot of holes, and ultimately catches up fans exactly who each of the clones are. The art by Judranski, Quah and Staggs, are diverse enough, to create a clear difference in each character, really as different as each clone. Overall, an exciting series, and an equal to the TV show in every way.

Story: John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, and Jody Hauser
Art: Szymon Kudranski, Alan Quah and Cat Staggs
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review