Snowpiercer Graphic Novel Sold Out, Heading Back to Print

The first printing of Jacques Lob and Benjamin Lagrand's first English-language printing of the [...]


The first printing of Jacques Lob and Benjamin Lagrand's first English-language printing of the acclaimed Snowpiercer Volume One: The Escape graphic novel has sold out, Titan Books reports. The title will return to press. Fans eager to read the story ahead of the worldwide release of the upcoming new movie adaptation starring Captain America's Chris Evans have snapped up copies of Snowpiercer Vol. 1 as fast as stores get them. Volume 2: The Explorers is due to be released February 25, 2014. In a harsh, uncompromisingly cold future where Earth has succumbed to treacherously low temperatures, the last remaining members of humanity travel on a train while the outside world remains encased in ice. The surviving community are not without a social hierarchy; those that travel at the front of the train live in relative luxury, whilst those unfortunate enough to be at the rear remain clustered like cattle in claustrophobic darkness. Yet, things are about to change aboard the train, as passengers become disgruntled...


The original graphic novels have been adapted into a new film directed by Joon-ho Bong, starring Evans, Constantine's Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris and Doctor Who's (or should that be "Whose?") John Hurt, and distributed by The Weinstein Company, and due for release in 2014. The Weinsteins just released a limited release for an uncut version of the film, after controversy arose around an "American cut" of the acclaimed movie. Written by the late Jacques Lob, winner of the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême, and Benjamin Legrand, the author of numerous thriller novels, screenplays, and comic scripts, Snowpiercer is illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette, who has worked across a variety of projects and genres, from science fiction comics to children's cartoons – including adaptations of Voltaire's Candide and Homer's Odyssey. The graphic novels are being made available in English for the first time in support of the film release.