Creators of Great Pacific, Joe Harris (The X-Files) and Martín Morazzo (Vertigo Quarterly), are reuniting for an all-new ongoing science-fiction series from Image Comics. The series entitled Snowfall will be set in the year 2045, where it no longer snows. Readers will be introduced to a world where a catastrophic crash has left the climate ravaged, society splintered, and the newly-christened "Cooperative States of America" propped up and administered by the powerful Hazeltyne Corporation.
In the bleak world of Snowfall, only one man can wage an all-out weather war against the system, wielding the forces of nature themselves as weapons. He is the White Wizard. The ghost in the night. Genius. Terrorist. Outlaw. Hero?
Writer Joe Harris talked about the series by saying:
"This is a series with plenty of sci-fi action, 'mad scientist' manipulations and schemes, and a protagonist who may—or may not—be the greatest super-villain in history, depending on who writes it. It's a story about humanity seeking dominion over forces beyond its control, the inevitable backlash, and the desperate attempt to reclaim, rebuild and redeem."
"As we strove to do with Great Pacific, this new series presents a visually unique world where environmental catastrophe meets science fiction adventure. The look and feel for 2045 is both bleak and beautiful and filled with both dread and promise all at once."
Maybe I'm being too harsh, but I'm really annoyed by this title. The comic itself sounds pretty epic and is most likely filled with potential to be incredibly memorable, but Snowfall? Hopefully the content will be enough to make up for lack of a clever title. I'm happy that we are being thrown thirty years into the future, and I enjoy the idea of experiencing the greatest super-villain in history. I guess we'll have to wait until February 17th to find out if this new comic packs a punch.
Snowfall #1 (Diamond Code DEC150539) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, February 17th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, January 25th.