Item description for Whiteout Volume 1: The Definitive Edition (Whiteout (Oni Press)) by Greg Rucka & Steve Lieber...
Overview Carrie Stetko is a U.S. Marshal on the trail of a murderer hiding somewhere in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, in a work presented in graphic novel format.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Oni Press
ISBN 193266470X ISBN13 9781932664706
Availability 0 units.
More About Greg Rucka & Steve Lieber
The author of four novels about professional bodyguard Atticus Kodiak --"Keeper" (nominated for a Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America), "Finder, Smoker, " and "Shooting at Midnight, "Greg Rucka has been writing since he was eight years old, and hopefully is improving with age. A longtime comics fan, his first graphic novel series was the suspense thriller "Whiteout, " published by Oni Press and nominated for three Eisner Awards in 1999. Since that time he has been a contributing writer for DC Comics and an active participant in the Batman series of titles.
Born and raised in California, he earned his undergraduate degree at Vassar College and his MFA at the University of Southern California. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Rucka is 29 years old, has two tattoos, and rides a motorcycle.
Greg Rucka currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon.
Reviews - What do customers think about Whiteout Volume 1: The Definitive Edition (Whiteout (Oni Press))?
Absolutely loved this book! Sep 5, 2008
What a great book! My only complaint is that it was all over so quickly, I wanted more, which made me glad there was a second volume.
What would be great is to see a movie version of this book. It could easily hold up with the right strong actress playing the lead. Especially since reading it felt like watching a movie. A really well-done, tense thriller.
Because of its cinematic quality, this is also a good entry book for adults that don't read comics or realize what the medium is capable of.
I highly recommend it.
Gripping crime thriller, solid characters, amazing setting Jun 14, 2008
I had heard that this was a good comic but was not expecting it to be as fantastic as it turned out to be. While reading this book I felt embedded in a previously unknown world: life on the bases of Antarctica. As his international crime thriller unfolds, Rucka introduces readers to the extremes of surviving the killer cold of Antarctica and its international politics. Lieber's art is perfect for bringing out the bleakness and harshness of "life" down there. And in Marshall Stetko we have a very strong, very believable, and very rare female lead.
Read it now before you see the movie!
The Definitive Edition Feb 4, 2008
"Whiteout" and its sequel stand out as classics of the independent comics scene from the late 1990s. U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko is on the trail of a murderer in Antarctica...and since it's a mystery, that's really all you need to know to start out. The original mini-series was Greg Rucka's breakout hit, leading to his great runs on "Batman: No Man's Land," "Gotham Central," and other notable DC comics.
The most notable change for this "Definitive Edition" is the new 6 x 9 inches digest size; the original series was printed at a slightly larger 10 x 7.5 inches. The artwork is also newly re-scanned and cleaned up. According to publisher Randy Oni, "We relied on a third party vendor to scan all the boards [originally]. As a result of not having a tight control over digital production, many of the pages scanned dirtier than we would have liked. Too many old pencil marks showed up... Some of the images were actually scanned at too low of a resolution. So, we rescanned the pages we could [for the Definitive Edition]. I then spent about 60 hours cleaning up every page, pixel by pixel in Photoshop... Also, Steve did some touch ups here and there." There's only one caveat here: this new edition does not include the Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Dave Gibbons, et al. cover illustrations.
If you haven't read the "Whiteout" series, now is the time to hop on board before the movie (starring Kate Beckinsale) and the third mini-series ("Whiteout: Thaw") are released in 2008.