Whiteout Volume One REVIEWED (In Time For The Movie)

Posted by G-Man (30681 posts) - - Show Bio

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.
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#1 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

For a second I couldn't figure out why you were covering the camera.  Moment later my synapses finally started firing and I remembered the name of the series. lol
 
Murder mystery, Kate Beckinsale, good story. It's all got my attention
 I didn't even realize this was a comic series until I heard about the movie. Now the comic has got my attention. As an avid reader of Japanese manga. The black and white doesn't bother me at all. It's also fitting for a story called "WHITEout".

#2 Posted by Agent Buttons (13479 posts) - - Show Bio

wow the art looks amazing. good review Gman
#3 Posted by Grendel (560 posts) - - Show Bio

The trailer looks like they taken quite a few liberties.

#4 Posted by AirDave817 (808 posts) - - Show Bio

Genius review! 
I picked this up over the weekend and read it over a couple of days. Good mystery. Can't wait to see the movie. After reading the book, Kate Beckinsale is an interesting choice...

#5 Posted by mrlogical (33 posts) - - Show Bio

I really loved this book, I definitely recommend it.  Too bad it sounds like the movie is no good.  At least it can't possibly be the worst comicbook adaptation that Gabriel Macht has starred in.

#6 Posted by crazed_h3ro (1000 posts) - - Show Bio

looks like the movie is accurate to the comic (like 30 days of night, loved that mvie).
#7 Posted by G-Man (30681 posts) - - Show Bio
@FoxxFireArt said:
" For a second I couldn't figure out why you were covering the camera.  Moment later my synapses finally started firing and I remembered the name of the series. lol
 "
You mean my 'special fx' weren't any good?
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#8 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

It will be interesting to compare the graphic novel to the movie

#9 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3549 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
" @FoxxFireArt said:
" For a second I couldn't figure out why you were covering the camera.  Moment later my synapses finally started firing and I remembered the name of the series. lol
 "
You mean my 'special fx' weren't any good? "
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#10 Posted by Aronmorales (9434 posts) - - Show Bio

Whiteout was a comic?

#11 Posted by NightFang (9904 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice review and I hope they make another Whiteout movie.

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