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Review: Snowpiercer: Extinction

How did the world go to crap? Snowpiercer: Extinction is the first prequel volume to the sci-fi apocalyptic epic.

Story: Matz, Jean-Marc Rochette
Art: Jean-Marc Rochette
Color: José Villarrubia
Letterer: Lauren Bowes

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Preview: Snowpiercer: Extinction

Snowpiercer: Extinction

Author(s): Matz
Artist(s): Jean-Marc Rochette
Retail Price: $19.99 (US), $25.99 (CA), £16.99 (UK)
Ship Date/Month: September 24, 2019

The prequel story to the New York Times bestselling Snowpiercer graphic novel series that inspired both movie and TV adaptations. Perfect for fans of post-apocalyptic sci-fi! The Snowpiercer saga continues with this brand new story by original artist Jean-Marc Rochette and Eisner nominated writer, Matz. Set before the extinction event that caused the new ice age in which the Snowpiercer travels perpetually around the globe, witness the terrifying events that led to the need for and creation of the eponymous train.

Snowpiercer: Extinction

Get an Inside Look at Snowpiercer: Extinction

This week, Titan Comics will be releasing Snowpiercer The Prequel: Part 1: Extinction, a brand-new prequel graphic novel set before the extinction incident that led to the events of the original Snowpiercer graphic novel trilogy.

Titan’s next installment in the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Snowpiercer graphic novel saga will be released on September 24, written by Matz, with art by the original Snowpiercer graphic novel artist Jean-Marc Rochette.

Go behind the scenes as Snowpiercer‘s Jean-Marc Rochette creates an iconic scene from the Snowpiercer graphic novel.

Snowpiercer The Prequel Part 1: Extinction Gets a Trailer

Titan Comics is publishing Snowpiercer The Prequel: Part 1: Extinction, a brand-new prequel graphic novel set before the extinction incident that led to the events of the original Snowpiercer graphic novel trilogy.

Titan’s next installment in the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Snowpiercer graphic novel saga will be released on September 24, written by Matz, with art by the original Snowpiercer graphic novel artist Jean-Marc Rochette

Titan Comics Releases a First Look at Part 1 of the Snowpiercer The Prequel, Extinction

Titan Comics will be publishing Snowpiercer: Extinction, a brand-new prequel graphic novel set before the extinction incident that led to the events of the originalSnowpiercer graphic novel trilogy.

Titan’s next installment in the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Snowpiercer graphic novel saga will be released in September 2019, written by Matz, with art by the original Snowpiercer graphic novel artist Jean-Marc Rochette.

Snowpiercer: Extinction

The Snowpiercer Saga Continues With Brand New Graphic Novels

Snowpiercer: Extinction

Titan Comics and Statix Press have announced Snowpiercer: Extinction, a brand-new prequel graphic novel set before the extinction incident that led to the events of the original Snowpiercer graphic novel trilogy.

Titan’s next installment in the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Snowpiercer graphic novel saga will be released in in 2019, written by Matz, with art by the originalSnowpiercer graphic novel artist Jean-Marc Rochette. Debuting alongside Titan’s new graphic novel, the Snowpiercer franchise will also welcome the hotly-anticipated TV adaptation.

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the TV adaptation of 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 are questioned in this riveting television adaptation. The TV series, starring Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish), will air in the U.S. on TNT and internationally on Netflix (excluding China).

The series is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios  (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios) and Turner’s Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein (Hanna, Cowboy Bebop) and Becky Clements (Good BehaviorHannaLast Man Standing). Showrunner Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi are also executive producers on the series.

Titan’s first groundbreaking series of Snowpiecer graphic novels, Snowpiercer: Escape(ISBN: 9781782761334) Snowpiercer: The Explorers (ISBN: 9781782761365), and Snowpiercer: Terminus (ISBN: 9781782767152) inspired the award-winning 2014 film, starring Chris Evans (Captain America), Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange, We Need To Talk About Kevin), and John Hurt (Hellboy, V For Vendetta, Alien, Doctor Who).

Preview: Snowpiercer Vol. 3: Terminus

SNOWPIERCER VOL. 3: TERMINUS

WRITER: OLIVER BOCQUET
ARTIST: JEAN-MARC ROCHETTE
PUBLISHER: TITAN COMICS
PAGE COUNT: 232PP
FORMAT: HARDCOVER
PRICE: $29.99
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 24

A scrap of haunting music has drawn the last train across the frozen sea. With supplies almost exhausted and the train on the brink of collapse, they have nothing to lose. As the rising temperature inside the train reaches boiling point, there may be one last chance at a future…

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Preview: Snowpiercer 3 – Terminus

SNOWPIERCER 3: TERMINUS

WRITER:  Olivier Bocquet
ARTIST:  Jean-Marc Rochette
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGE COUNT: 232 ​pp​
PRICE: $29.99
ON SALE: Feb 17, 2016
ISBN: 9781782767152

The Icebreaker has finally stopped its endless loop around the world. The last known survivors of the human race are driven by the need to know; Could it be that they aren’t really alone in the world? Is there finally hope?

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Titan Comics Announces Snowpiercer 3: Terminus

SNOWPIERCER 3 TERMINUSTitan Comics has announced the upcoming publication of Snowpiercer 3: Terminus, the gripping third installment in the New York Times best-selling Snowpiercer series from award-winning writer Olivier Bocquet and the artist Jean-Marc Rochette.

Fans eager to immerse themselves further in the critically acclaimed series after the release of the movie adaptation of Snowpiercer 1: The Escape, starring Captain America’s Chris Evans, will embrace a return to the frozen, dystopian Earth.

The Icebreaker has finally stopped its endless loop around the world. The last known survivors of the human race are driven by the need to know; Could it be that they aren’t really alone in the world? Is there finally hope?

Snowpiercer 3: Terminus will be on sale in stores from February 17.

Review: Snowpiercer Vol. 1: The Escape

snow-piercer-croppedwebThis week Titan Comics releases a world-first English translation of the acclaimed French comic Snowpiercer. The first volume out this week will be followed up by the second in February. You’ll be hearing a lot about both as a film based on them will be released soon in the US starring Chris Evans among others and released by The Weinstein Conpany. But what is it about?

Coursing through an eternal winter, on an icy track wrapped around the frozen planet Earth, there travels Snowpiercer, a train one thousand and one carriages long. From fearsome engine to final car, all surviving human life is here: a complete hierarchy of the society we lost…

The elite, as ever, travel in luxury at the front of the train – but for those in the rear coaches, life is squalid, miserable and short.

Proloff is a refugee from the tail, determined never to go back. In his journey forward through the train, he hopes to reach the mythical engine and, perhaps, find some hope for the future…

This claustrophobic tale hurtles you through this microcosm of life. Class, castes, social and political themes are wrapped up in an apocalyptic story taking place on a train. It’s Speed with thought. The train can never stop and each train section clearly is a statement on social stratification. One can say life is a struggle in every sense, especially for the poor, and here we see that manifested in a battle along the train, a mini-revolution in a small space. First the poor must take on and win over the army, whose leadership is the real issue. Then they all must move on to overthrow the political and religious leadership. On top of all of that social commentary there’s also a religious aspect of it all, with the train taking place of god.

Even without the much deeper layers, this sci-fi dystopian thriller on a train is entertaining just for its tense action. The writing by Jacques Lob is enhanced by Jean-Marc Rochette‘s art which feels like something from the British heyday of the 80s.

All together, this is an entertaining action thriller that’s much deeper than you’d expect. I absolutely recommend checking it out. I can’t wait to read the second volume myself.

Story: Jacques Lob Art: Jean-Marc Rochette
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review