When bestselling writer Joe Harris of X-Files fame and Martin Morazzo from Vertigo Quarterly joined forces for the first time, they created the enthralling comic book series Great Pacific, which caused a stir amongst fans and critics alike. It stands to reason, then, that news that the two were reuniting for a new series would result in the same level of enthusiasm. Luckily for fans all over the world, that is exactly what is happening. Harris and Morazzo have once again joined forces for an all-new ongoing science fiction series set in the year 2045, where it no longer snows. Harris succinctly describes the premise of the series in the following excerpt:
“With Snowfall, we’re presenting a 21st century America in which the climate has gone completely to shit and where fully recognized corporate personhood and control isn’t just accepted, but necessary. The time for industry forces lying about the effects of climate change have long passed. They’ve moved on to profiting mightily from managing the fallout now. The haves enjoy the resources to mitigate the damage while the have-nots suffer the effects more acutely, living in these resettlement zones that are jointly administered by those same corporate forces with their fingerprints all over the crash. And it’s against this backdrop that resistance takes place. It isn’t clean, pretty or neat. Sometimes, we’re going to see, it’s not even that noble a fight. But desperation makes men do desperate things. 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.”
Morazzo elaborates further on what he and Harris endeavored to do with the series: “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. I am incredibly proud of this work!”
Based on these descriptions, Snowfall has the potential to be a most intriguing and suspenseful dystopian series, ripe with twists, turns and cliffhangers designed to keep readers on the edge of their seats. So what can readers expect from the first installment? In Snowfall #1, readers are 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 addition, readers are also introduced to the series’ complex and riveting protagonist: The White Wizard, an outlaw who possesses not only the ability to manipulate the weather but also the ability to potentially topple the system and challenge the oppressive leaders in power.
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.