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Preview: Snowpiercer Prequel Vol. 2 Apocalypse SC

Snowpiercer Prequel Vol. 2 Apocalypse SC

(W) Matz (A) Jean-Marc Rochette
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $16.99

Softcover Edition of the second Prequel to the critically acclaimed Snowpiercer graphic novel, by original artist Jean-Marc Rochette!
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 Prequel Vol. 2 Apocalypse SC

Preview: Snowpiercer The Prequel Part 1: Extinction

Snowpiercer The Prequel Part 1: Extinction

Author(s): Matz
Artist(s): Jean-Marc Rochette
In Shops: Jul 14, 2021
SRP: $16.99

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

Review: Snowpiercer Prequel Vol. 2 Apocalypse

How did the world go to crap? Snowpiercer Prequel Vol. 2 Apocalypse is the second prequel volume to the sci-fi apocalyptic epic.

Story: Matz, Jean-Marc Rochette
Art: Jean-Marc Rochette
Color: Isabelle Merlet
Letterer: Lauren Bowes

Get your copy in comic shops and bookstores! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon (Hardcover)
Amazon (Paperback)

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Review: Snowpiercer Vol. 1: The Escape

Snowpiercer Vol. 1 The Escape

In 2014, Titan Comics released the English translation of the acclaimed French comic Snowpiercer. The graphic novel was a translation of a French series released in 1982. Snowpiercer Vol. 1 The Escape might as well have been released in 2014. It’s even more relevant being re-released in a new softcover edition in 2020. Since that initial release, a praised film has been released and a television show has spun out as well. In comics, the following two volumes and the beginning of a prequel series have also followed. The train really took off. What follows is the original review published on this site back in 2014…

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.

Altogether, Snowpiercer Vol. 1 The Escape 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


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Titan Releases a First Look at Snowpiercer: The Prequel Part 2: Apocalypse

SNOWPIERCER: THE PREQUEL PART 2: APOCALYPSE

Written by Matz
Illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette
9781787730328, HC, $19.99
On sale 8/25/2020

After the extinction event that caused the new ice age, the train Snowpiercer travels perpetually around the globe, with the last survivors of humanity learning to come to terms with their new reality.

Pre-order now:
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The Snowpiercer Universe Timeline Revealed

With Snowpiercer coming to television on May 17, Titan Comics has put together the official Snowpiercer universe timeline. The aid pieces together the original comic series, the prequel comic series, the movie, and the upcoming television show.

Timed for the television show, Titan is releasing the graphic novels in new softcover editions.

The television series stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs in this adaptation on class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival playing out amongst the remnants of humanity – who inhabit a perpetually moving train with 1001 cars that circles the globe. It’s based on the graphic novel series and film from Oscar Winner Bong Joon Ho.

Check out the timeline and some previews of each series.

Snowpiercer timeline

SNOWPIERCER THE PREQUEL: EXTINCTION

Written by Matz
Illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette
9781785868832, HC, $19.99
On sale now

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.

Purchase: AmazonBookshop (Hardcover)

SNOWPIERCER THE PREQUEL: EXTINCTION

SNOWPIERCER: THE ESCAPE

Written by Jacques Lob
Illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette
9781787734425, SC, $14.99
On sale 6/2/2020

On a future, frozen Earth, a train that never stops circumnavigates the globe. On board: all of humanity that we could save from the great disaster that wrapped the planet in ice. At the front of the train, the survivors live in comfort and luxury – at the rear, their lives are worse than cattle, trapped in the squalid dark. When one of the occupants of the tail breaks through into the main train – all hell follows in his wake!

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SNOWPIERCER: THE ESCAPE

SNOWPIERCER 2: THE EXPLORERS

Written by Benjamin Legrand
Illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette
9781787734432, SC, $19.99
On sale 6/30/2020

It has long been thought that Snowpiercer was the last bastion of human civilization… but there is another train. Coursing through the endless, wintry night, its occupants live in a constant state of terror that they will collide with the train that went before… From this second train emerges a small group of the passengers who are willing to risk their lives in the deadly cold to explore what’s left of our world.

Purchase: AmazonBookshop (Softcover)

SNOWPIERCER 2: THE EXPLORERS

SNOWPIERCER 3: TERMINUS

Written by Olivier Bocquet
Illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette
Publisher: Titan Comics
9781787734449, SC, $24.99
On sale 7/21/2020

On a future, frozen Earth, humanity has been packed onto self-sustaining trains, doomed to circumnavigate the globe until the end of the interminable ice age – or until the engines give out.

When a scrap of music piques their interest, the inhabitants of the Icebreaker take the ultimate risk and cross the frozen ocean, a vast expanse with no train tracks… and no way to return to them.

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SNOWPIERCER 3: TERMINUS

August 2020 will see the Snowpiercer saga continue with Snowpiercer: The Prequel Part 2: Apocalypse HC – the second chapter of Titan’s new prequel trilogy by original artist Jean-Marc Rochette and Eisner nominated writer, Matz.

SNOWPIERCER: THE PREQUEL PART 2: APOCALYPSE

Written by Matz
Illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette
9781787730328, HC, $19.99
On sale 8/25/2020

After the extinction event that caused the new ice age, the train Snowpiercer travels perpetually around the globe, with the last survivors of humanity learning to come to terms with their new reality.

Purchase: AmazonBookshop (Hardcover)

SNOWPIERCER: THE PREQUEL PART 2: APOCALYPSE

TNT’s Snowpiercer Gets a Second Trailer and an Uprising

The highly anticipated television adaptation Snowpiercer gets a second trailer. In it, we see the class warfare and fight for survival to come.

Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs star in this adaptation on class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival playing out amongst the remnants of humanity – who inhabit a perpetually moving train with 1001 cars that circles the globe.

This television adaptation is based on the graphic novel series and film from Oscar Winner Bong Joon Ho and premieres May 17.

The original graphic novels were written by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Olivier Bouquet, and Alexis Nolent with art by Jean-Marc Rochette. The series was created by Lob and Rochette.

Originally published in 1982 by Casterman, the graphic novels received an English translation in 2014 and was published by Titan Comics.

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

Get your copy in comic shops! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon
TFAW

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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.

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