Snowfall #1

Writer: Joe Harris Artist: Martin Morazzo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Writer JOE HARRIS (The X-Files) and artist MARTÍN MORAZZO (Vertigo Quarterly), creators of GREAT PACIFIC, reunite for a brand new ongoing science-fiction series and an OVERSIZED DEBUT ISSUE featuring thirty-two pages of story!

In the year 2045 it no longer snows. 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. Only one man wages 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. Terror more

  • 9.2
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Feb 28, 2016

    A great debut issue to a fascinating sci-fi weather/environmental concept. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 19, 2016

    This is the start to what I expect will be an awesome series. I’m definitely on Anthony’s side, but I don’t know how long that will last. Something isn’t right with that kid, and I’m itching to find out what it is. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Akeyah Williams Feb 17, 2016

    Snowfall was an extremely interesting read. Going off the cover, you have no idea what to expect. Once you get into the story and you see the world and scenario that the team behind this comic created, you'll be sucked in almost immediately. The art is beautiful and you the amount of detail that goes into the more important character's expression is nice. I'm always a sucker for the attention to the tinier details. One thing that I didn't quite like " though I'm not sure if it's just a stylized choice or if it might have some type of significance later on as the story progresses " is the silhouetting of characters. Particularly characters that we're just going to see the identity of a few panels later. It kind psyched me up for something that might not be as big in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Feb 18, 2016

    The creative team behindSnowfall has taken a thought-provoking subject and presented it in a deeply meaningful and beautiful manner. This is the kind of story that is chilling in its implication and beautiful in its implementation. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 17, 2016

    Snowfall #1 has a strong story for one of warring, political, scientific and corporate intrigue. It is a plot someone was bound to create, and this was the best creative team to tackle this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid Feb 17, 2016

    SnowFall #1 is a great breathe of fresh air in the times of super heroes and crime dramas. It's nice to see a book try hard to be unique when people just want blood and gore, and also see a sci-fi series about the weather instead about alien invasions or robots! If you're a fan of sci-fi and weather, I'd check it for's a refreshing read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Jan 27, 2016

    What is also impressive about Snowfall #1 is the letters and design. With several jumps between times and places, there is no problem following who is speaking when and seeing the aura of the fairly tale that engulfs this issue. The title, although not the most interesting one, is simple and turns into a complicated sci-fi story by the design of the cover. Snowfall is a comic that tries to make a complicated, yet interesting premise work and set up a new science fiction story with a weather conscious mentality. The world is well set, hopefully the characters can match it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Feb 18, 2016

    “Snowfall” #1 is a satisfying opening chapter, with plenty of questions raised to help take us through the story, but also with enough of a taste of the storytelling that we can guess what we're in for. Harris jumps between characters and situations while Morazzo keeps Harris and the reader grounded through clear images and some top-notch pacing. Okay, sometimes the dialogue is hokey and not everything comes together, but you can feel like the story is growing and has grand plans for where it wants to end up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Feb 17, 2016

    While I haven't been sold on any of the characters yet, there is still plenty of time to work through the builds. I have high hopes for yet another work that tackles one of the more important, looming monsters that threatens human lifeas we know it. As it is,Snowfallisanother vital piece in the canon of environmentalist art. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 18, 2016

    This dystopian sci-fi series reads a bit like an updated version of V for Vendetta thanks to its dystopian setting, oppressive government and shrouded freedom fighter/terrorist figure. The setting is the most compelling element of Snowfall. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Heather Hurt Feb 21, 2016

    Snowfall #1 takes a look at the environmental eventualities of our current realities. While weaving in the fantastical. With beautiful art and technical storytelling, it is worth the pick-up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Mar 3, 2016

    If you liked Harris & Morazzo's ‘Great Pacific', you give this a try. The debut issue was not, in my opinion, as strong as the debut of Great Pacific, but the story still shows promise. Morazzo's art is a strong selling point for me, I really enjoy his visual storytelling. I'll be giving this series a few more issues to see if it can catch its stride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Jan 12, 2016

    I'm always a fan of picking up #1's to see what cool thoughts are making it to page, and so this does get a recommendation from me to grab and read. Hopefully issue 2, with the setting and world already established, can dig into what's going on with the mysterious White Wizard we see on the cover. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Feb 24, 2016

    We are all familiar with the corporate owned government too often seen in futuristic dystopian stories. In Snowfall, we get something a little bit different. We get a glimpse of a world that a government has tried to force its power, but has failed. A world where the weather can be controlled by forces greater than Mother Nature herself. With the first issue, it is an exciting start to what looks to be a promising series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 19, 2016

    Joe Harris and Martin Morazzo bring an ecological twist on the "freedom fighter or terrorist" mythology of V for Vendetta in Snowfall, an intriguing debut that will bear more watching. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 22, 2016

    Despite this, Harris' structure and plotting for "Snowfall" is strong, and the solid pacing may be even smoother in future issues when the exposition is out of the way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Feb 16, 2016

    When I consume media, I'm always aware of the saying "there's nothing new under the sun." Understanding this gives the consumer liberty to enjoy the clich tropes. Even with this awareness, I still wasn't able to enjoy Snow Fall. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Fred B Mar 9, 2016

    Snowfall #1 is a book that contains a lot of potential, however in the first issue it doesnt really deliver. If Harris and Moazzo step it up in the next issue, adding more action or adding more to the mystery of the White Wizard they will have a real hit on their hands. This book focused more on conversation and developing the world for this story to exist in, which isnt a problem if the last page was a little more suspenseful and not an effort to get to as this one seemed to be Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GWW - Sarah Payne-mills Feb 29, 2016

    Snowfall is off to a rough start. Although the storyline is interesting, I'm not sure if I'll stick around for the next issue. It may be worth waiting for the trade. If Harris can streamline the plot a bit more and make the characters more relatable and interesting, he might have something here. Right now, the narrative is a convoluted mess of information and design. A touch of simplicity would go a long way. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) Feb 21, 2016

    Obviously, Image has a reasonable amount of faith in these guys, and perhaps we should too "Great Pacific, after all, was something of a "slow burn" itself " but I've got (bad pun coming, you've been warned) cold feet already. A "slow burn" I can absolutely handle no problem " but this book feels like it's in a deep freeze right out of the gate. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Feb 21, 2016

    It is certainly an interesting concept, I just feel like I'm not getting fed enough information and, after reading this first issue, I still don't know the characters or why snow seems to be a scary thing, you'd think it would be good. I'm also unclear as to if it doesn't rain either, because snow is the only precipitation that's ever mentioned. I'm sure more information about this world will be revealed as issues come out but I needed a little more to get me off the ground.

  • 6.0
    AlphaNerdsProductions Feb 20, 2016

    I hate to stomp on the little guy, but I didn't find this book engaging. Despite the great cover, there is a definite lack of engaging characters or story. Most of this issue is exposition, but none of it is good enough to get invested in. I don't see any plot threads or characters that are terribly engaging. The art work is solid, and I'd like to see more of it, but the artist needs more room to play around. Despite the weather manipulation twist, everything feels a bit to familiar about this world they've built. It's more dull than anything, and I'm not terribly excited to go forward.

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