Saturday, September 18, 2010

Whiteout - Greg Rucka & Steve Lieber

Whiteout, by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber is one of my favorite graphic novels. It's a well told mystery in an unusual location. I like that the female protagonist is likable, but not excessively good looking. She's smart and interesting, tough and vulnerable, but not in a cliched way. Lieber does a wonderful job showing the desolation of the Antarctic location with his black and white art.

Spend your time and money on the book. Skip the movie.

The movie seems to take everything good from the story and gets rid of it, waters it all down and then Hollywoodizes it up. The only real mystery to the movie is why they didn't just follow book.

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