Whiteout Volume 1 - The Definitive Edition

Whiteout Volume The Definitive Edition 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

  • Title: Whiteout Volume 1 - The Definitive Edition
  • Author: Greg Rucka Steve Lieber
  • ISBN: 9781932664706
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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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    1. This is the tale of a female U.S. Marshall (Carrie Stetko) banished to Antarctica. It's business as usual until a body is found and after a bit of investigation it seems to be murder. What follows is an investigation into a string of murders blended in with the extremely harsh weather of the continent. People get about in the storms on metal wires because you can barely see six inches ahead. In fact, some people have died a few feet away from shelter simply because they couldn't find the door. D [...]

    2. Whiteout Vol 1 by Greg Rucka is a stark, black and white graphic novel that at its heart, is a Sam Spade murder mystery of lost fortune, bloody bodies and law enforced prior to the Miranda rights were ever uttered. All in the cold frozen wasteland at the bottom of the world; Antarctica Marshal, Carrie Stetko, has come to make the barren ice world of US Base McMurdo in Antarctica her home. Leaving her past and her career stateside behind her, she has found a peace here in the cold. There is rarel [...]

    3. Someone in Antarctica is murdering people – enter disgraced US Marshal Carrie Stetko, hot on the cold, cold trail. That’s pretty much it really. The plot is your standard cops’n’robbers template story given a new slant by setting it in the coldest place on the planet. Stetko wanders about asking questions, being overly tough because she’s a woman in a place where they’re outnumbered 10/1 and because she’s supposed to be the law. And as you would expect from a tough woman she knees [...]

    4. A fairly standard mystery, enlivened by the setting: Antarctica. Rucka certainly seems to have done h is research, as Whiteout has a general ring of authenticity about it, and the setting is used as more than a pretty backdrop. That said, the actual mystery itself isn't really terribly interesting. It's executed well enough, but it just isn't that absorbing. Bonus points for strong, realistic, and realistically drawn female characters, though.

    5. I wasn't as impressed with Whiteout as everyone else seems to be, but I think it's just because this isn't my cuppa. Oh well. It wasn't bad. If you're looking for a mystery/thriller in graphic novel format, then you should check this out.

    6. 3.5 out of 5The pieces fall together a little to neatly for me but it's still an enjoyable murder mystery.

    7. Notable for being Greg Rucka's first foray into comics, this whodunit's plot is pretty straightforward: greed, murder, cover-up. You know, the usual. What sets Whiteout apart from the pack is its (dare I say exotic?) locale: Antarctica. Right there, you know this isn't your run-of-the-mill mystery, as the environment directly affects the story. A lot of research went into this, yet it never feels like that research is just being *dumped* on you. The whole thing's believable and intelligent, grou [...]

    8. I am going to openly state that I think you should see the movie. First Kate Beckinsale is pretty cute and she does a great job of playing this role. The book is all done in black and white pages. It helps enhance the the feeling of the complete cold and desolate continent that Antarctica is. The storyline is pretty intense, Carrie Stetko is a strong female character that gets put through a lot of scary shit as the story progresses and with the added danger of being one of the only females in a [...]

    9. A solid "who dun it" story set in the south pole. Some good art in the book that really pushes across the point of low visability with a simple story. No big twists or turns and most of the plot is handed to the reader without much investigation or difficulty but I liked it enough to plan on reading the second book in the series.

    10. Strong female characters.The somewhat dated art style will surely make this book timeless.I loved how trivia about Antarctica was strategically inserted throughout the narrative.One sure gets to learn a lot.

    11. Yes, I pulled this out because I had seen the preview for the Kate Bekinsale movie. I haven't seen the movie, but I'm amazed at 2 items from the preview.1. Kate Beckinsale? What? Carrie Stetko is no Kate Beckinsale (and this is a good thing in my opinion).2. Lilly has been replaced by a male UN inspector. Again, why? Rucka was involved in the filming so I can't see why he allowed these two changes.Whiteout is a tight little noir murder-mystery. Like most noir, the setting is a major character, w [...]

    12. Crime stories, noir ones at least, tend to have a love/hate relationship with their setting. Their plots are almost always dependent on them being in large cities, yet they often seem disdainful of cities - the city is seen as a hive of scum and villainy, one that corrupts those living in it. Whiteout reverses the expectations of noir, both on a visual and a story level.The art in the book relies heavily on the use of white for negative space, which makes a lot of sense given the setting (Antarc [...]

    13. This is an excellent piece of detective fiction. Greg Rucka hails from the style of detective writing that's not exactly hard-boiled or noir, but still very fast-paced and action oriented, without a lot of introspection or flowery prose. Steve Leiber succeeds in making Antarctica look lonely, dangerous, and beautiful with his sparse black and white illustrations. Short and sweet, it's an excellent if simple murder mystery tale with well-paced story telling, and a compelling lead character. And I [...]

    14. Yay graphic novels. I think I was just disappointed there wasn't more fantasy stuff. I thought for sure there was going to be an alien. Like that movie, "Alien vs Predator" where there's a temple full of aliens built in Antarctica for predators to train to kill. But that wasn't in this book. Yeah, this definitely wasn't fantasy. It was pretty much a straightforward detective story. But the heroine is fantastic. And while the plotline is a bit muddled at times, the drawing is great.

    15. I didn't like this graphic novel as much as I enjoyed Rucka's "Queen & Country" novel, but only because it was shorter. The plot was very fast-paced, but Carrie's character was developed very well. I am interested enough to follow Carrie's adventures in the follow-up edition, however. Rucka is quickly becoming my favorite graphic novel author.

    16. This is one of Rucka's earlier (or earliest) ventures into comics and he does a great job. The premise is simple "Carrie the US Marshall for the continent of Antarctica has to solve a murder mystery". As a mystery it isn't that mysterious but setting it in the Antarctic and making that backdrop such a prominent part of the story is what made this such an exciting read. Right off the bat you have that feeling of isolation and claustrophobia - it creates an extra level of tension that serves the s [...]

    17. My first book set in Antarctica!!It was weird at first, because I couldn't get a grasp on what I was reading. The murders and the description of what's life in Antarctica were a bit confusing. And, let's be honest, I didn't really like the art. Well, neither the plot There are many murders and the reason for them is a bit laughable. The protagonist is a tough woman in a world of men and she has to show it. She doesn't appear to be a likeable person.I didn't like the lettering. No matter how long [...]

    18. A whiteout is a condition that occurs in polar regions, when all visual clues to direction and distance are lost, leading to a dangerous state of disorientation It is also the name of a comic book limited series from Oni press written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Steve Lieber. The story has been adapted into a motion picture starring Kate Beckinsale. There are two Whiteouts (not counting the correction fluid, the Japanese film or the hockey tradition): the book and the movie. And while both have t [...]

    19. I devoured this graphic novel in one sitting. I loved how the mystery and characters unfolded, especially the well-defined character of Carrie Stetko. Normally I prefer color illustrations, but in this case black and white was perfect because it complimented the sterile, deadly cold that is Antarctica so well. Can't wait to read volume 2!

    20. While the blood and guts level didn't come anywhere near that of Tales from the Crypt, the black and white palette and the sinister overtones of this graphic novel certainly reminded me of the older comics. Interesting characters, and a well-crafted mystery. Kudos for well rounded and developed female characters.

    21. Greg Rucka and Steve Leiber created a strong crime thriller set in Antarctica. The art compliments the story, and this is one of those good examples of how a graphic novel really is a different experience than a novel or a film.Rucka's characters are strong, and the plot moves along at a nice clip. The mystery is well done, and I found the whole thing very satisfying. If anything, I would have liked it to slow down just a bit -- the whole thing felt like it just barreled through to the conclusio [...]

    22. A high-concept mystery thriller — essentially a locked room murder mystery, but replace "locked room" with "the South Pole" — elevated by Greg Rucka's keen eye for character and Steve Lieber's beautiful art. I hadn't read it in 15 years, and I'm pleased to say it's aged well.

    23. Overall, this graphic novel was lacklustre. I needed more colour, more interesting characters and a more mysterious plot.

    24. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's novels reviewed on the blog will generally have some images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don't really do stars. To me a novel is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate a nove [...]

    25. Reprints Whiteout #1-4 (July 1998-November 1998). A series of murders are occurring on Antarctica, and U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko finds her job on the line unless she is able to find the murderer. With every step literally potentially deadly in the bitter cold world, Carrie finds herself teamed with a British agent named Lily Sharpe who has motives of her own. The winter is coming, and the killer must be caught before he escapes back to civilization.Written by Greg Rucka with art by Steve Lieber [...]

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