Saturday, November 17, 2018

Graphic Novel Review of Frostbite by Joshua Williamson & Illustrated by Jason Shawn Alexander

Read for: Recent Purchase/ Graphic Novel Challenge

Synopsis: "In the arctic wilderness of post-apocalyptic America, death comes in many forms—but none is worse than the terrifying plague that freezes its victims from the inside out. They call it frostbite, and it is slowly, inexorably infecting the struggling remnants of humanity. Frostbite has no vaccine, no immunity, and no cure.
Until now. 
In snowbound Mexico City, Dr. Henry Bonham and his daughter, Victoria, have found the key to destroying the disease. In order to make their theoretical cure a reality, however, they have to travel 2,000 treacherous miles to a secret government installation on Alcatraz Island.
Enter Keaton, captain of the cross-country cargo hauler Icebreaker, and her hard-bitten mercenary crew. They’ve spent years learning how to survive on the ice, but they’ve never before gone on a run with such high stakes—or with such determined enemies.
Will these unlikely saviors make it across the frozen wasteland, defeat the relentless forces gunning for their lives, and bring warmth to the world? Or will frostbite continue to consume all life in its icy jaws?"

My Review: I loved the cover art on this one and picked it up on a whim. I was really pleasantly surprised. It had not only a great art style but also a really intriguing story line. It is an interesting mix of dystopian and science fiction and set in a nice atmospheric winter world. I really enjoyed the characters and their motivations. I would have liked to have more story on the Firemen and Ice Queens, as I think there is an interesting back story on their survival and adapted cultures. It does have an open ending, but there doesn't seem to be any new issues coming out in this series, though the ending does allow for it or it is satisfying on its own. All in all a great read for a cold winter night!

My Rating: I did really enjoy this one, but I just feel like there is so much more to develop, both with the current story line and with the side stories. I give it a rating of Three Paws.

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