As you're probably aware, Warner Bros. is releasing a movie based on Greg Rucka's Whiteout starring Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht. The comic first came out in 1998 and was published through Oni Press. It's basically flown under the radar until it was announced that a movie would be made. I did read this comic some time ago and have been meaning to review it. Now that the movie is about to be released, here's the review:
I think the reasons this book has gone unnoticed are it was published in 1998, it didn't feature superheroes, it was in black and white and was published by a smaller publisher. Both Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber have both been making names for themselves. If you're a fan of either, you owe it to yourself to check it out. As I mentioned, it's not a traditional comic, meaning it's more about the story rather than flashy scenes and spandex.
It should be interesting to see how closely the movie compares to the comic. Part of me almost thinks it might make a better movie. Seeing the actors in the snowy environment might be better conveyed on the big screen versus on paper. I hate to say that but it's just a little harder to fully grasp how cold and snowy it is. So run out and pick up this book so you can brag (and maybe lie) to your friends that knew about this before they made the movie.