Snow Blind #1

Snow Blind #1

Writer: Ollie Masters Artist: Tyler Jenkins Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

What's to Love: With books like Hit and Day Men in our library, you can tell we absolutely love noir stories, and the more unconventional, the better! Critically acclaimed writer Ollie Masters (The Kitchen) and artist Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) have crafted a tense noir story in the tradition of Criminal, Scalped, and 100 Bullets, set in the bleak, snow-covered landscape of Alaska, a perfect setting to highlight the cold nature of crime.

What It Is: What happens when you discover your dad isn't the man you thought he was? For high school teen Teddy, life in a sleepy suburb in Alaska turns upside-down when he innocently posts a photo of his dad on Facebook, only to learn he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program. A man seeking revenge invades their town, and soon FBI agents arrive, too. But what if his dad's reasons for going into the program aren't as innocent as he says?

  • 10
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Robin Callaghan Dec 9, 2015

    Snow Blind #1 is a thrilling ride from the first page to the last, a great opening issue that leaves you longing for more Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Reid Carter Dec 12, 2015

    As an opening salvo, Snow Blind #1 is both satisfying and enticing, and if the rest of the series can deliver on its out-of-the-gate promises then Masters' creation could stand alongside the best of the best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Dec 7, 2015

    The creative team on this series has done an amazing job starting it off. We have some really interesting characters, a mystery that is already insanely intriguing and super suspicious. I’m stoked for issue #2, but we’ll have to wait to see what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 8, 2015

    Overall, this is an utterly captivating first issue of what promises to be a tense, unpredictable series. A gripping, noir-soaked mystery which is every bit as chilling as the snow-filled landscape that serves as its backdrop, Snow Blind is a series that comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Dec 10, 2015

    Snow Blind #1 is haunting. It's beautiful in every sense of the word. If you enjoy a good mystery/crime story, this is a book you don't want to pass up. The art is stunning, the story is compelling; this book has it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Anthony Franklin Dec 11, 2015

    I feel that "Snow Blind" will offer its readersa story that we will wish wasn't contained to only four issues. The narrativeis fast paced and full of questions worth answering. Hopefully with the issues to come we will get more insight to the family's violent past, but as the opening lines say, "You can't know me, not really. I lived a whole life before you and half a life since." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 10, 2015

    Writer Ollie Masters does a fantastic job crafting investment from the onset, utilizing a heavy hum of introspective musing to establish a strong noir feel. Though this first issue is decidedly setup heavy, with its characterization limited exclusively to lead Teddy, the setup is so immediate and immersive that you can't help but want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Dec 10, 2015

    Designchoices such as these, and the overall premise of this story make for a rather impressive beginning. Billy Ruffins may not be as unlike his father as he thought, and it would seem that everyone has their secrets. Masters and Jenkins certainly have struck a chord with the first issue of Snow Blind. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Dec 11, 2015

    The questions are gripping, we can understand Teddy, and the danger to this family feels very real, so the stakes come off authentically. Tyler Jenkins's cold artwork gives the book another chill while Ollie Masters continually pulls great tension out of the plot. Reading this when it's done might provide for a terse hour or so, but as it's serialized, it has the capacity to become completely engrossing and gripping as everything comes barreling into these secluded characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Dec 9, 2015

    Adding to this unfinished aspect of Snow Blind is Tyler Jenkins rough, scribbly art. While the illustrations are moody and occasionally pretty, the lack of detail and messy backgrounds distract from the story. Specifically, Jenkins often renders faces as little more a few dots and lines, giving the impression of a flat, depthless character. The coloring style is in an often beautiful watercolor style that does Jenkin's work a number of favors but sadly can't add detail or atmosphere to a number of pages that seem far too devoid of detail and visual interest. All that likely sounds more negative than it should. Snow Blind is an entertaining read with a fast pace and a good sense of character. The question is whether four issues it can turn these good characteristics into a fully realized story. As of one, I remain unsure. Read Full Review

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