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5.0 out of 5 stars Frozen Death
Whiteout: Melt is a paperback collection of all four issues of the 1999 comic mini series which was a sequel to Whiteout: The Definitive Edition: v. 1. The story of Carrie Stetko, US Marshal at a research station in Antarctica, investigating a murder there.

Whiteout: Melt, is an all new story. Carrie once again features, but it's basically an all new case for...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average
Pretty average as far as crime stories goes. There is a novelty to it based on its setting but otherwise quite average. I recommend Queen and Country by the author as an overall superior read or if you want Crime then Criminal by Ed Brubaker.
Published on 11 Jun 2009 by Adil Ehsan


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5.0 out of 5 stars Frozen Death, 1 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Whiteout Voume 2: Melt - The Definitive Edition: Melt - The Definitive Edition v. 2 (Paperback)
Whiteout: Melt is a paperback collection of all four issues of the 1999 comic mini series which was a sequel to Whiteout: The Definitive Edition: v. 1. The story of Carrie Stetko, US Marshal at a research station in Antarctica, investigating a murder there.

Whiteout: Melt, is an all new story. Carrie once again features, but it's basically an all new case for her with the only tie in to the original being that it features the same character and takes place on the same continent. The cold, windy and forbidding place that is Antarctica.

This edition differs from earlier editions in that the art has been remastered, and it has a new afterword from the writer.

Since there's precious little if any tie in with Whiteout, those who haven't read that would probably be able to get into this quite easily. But you're better off starting with Whiteout first, just to get better introduced to Carrie as a character.

This volume runs for one hundred and ten pages, and is divided into four chapters. The artwork is in black and white.

It features strong language and adult moments, so is really for mature readers only.

It starts with a few bits of interesting history about the continent, from the first expeditions to the present day. You may learn something from this.

Then the story sees a Russian base attacked and destroyed by hooded men. Carrie, vacationing far away and in the warm, is forced to go back and look into what has happened.

She finds the base had secrets. And has to team up with someone she doesn't know in order to track the villains down. But a bigger danger awaits everyone. The cold and harsh conditions in a continent not at all hospitable to humans....

Whiteout was a murder mystery, but this isn't. It's an espionage thriller. With spies of various sides using people as pawns. The two main characters are very three dimensional creations, humans trying to get by at the mercy of those in power. But there's another really strong character in here as well. Antarctica itself. The writing and the art create a very strong picture of the place, and unforgettably emphasise just how deadly it is for anyone who tries to survive there away from civilisation.

This is a quick read at just four chapters, but it's an excellent story of people at the mercy of greater forces than themselves, and how they cope. For that, it rates five stars.

The afterword from the writer is short but interesting reading, and well worth a look as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 11 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Whiteout Voume 2: Melt - The Definitive Edition: Melt - The Definitive Edition v. 2 (Paperback)
My partner wanted this second volume for Xmas as he had the first one last year. The dispatch and the quality were fantastic. Thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great second volume, 30 Dec 2012
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Really good story, great atmosphere set in Antarctic. Different style of story from first volume but great. Some surprises in the plot. Recommend his other work Gotham Central.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average, 11 Jun 2009
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This review is from: Whiteout Voume 2: Melt - The Definitive Edition: Melt - The Definitive Edition v. 2 (Paperback)
Pretty average as far as crime stories goes. There is a novelty to it based on its setting but otherwise quite average. I recommend Queen and Country by the author as an overall superior read or if you want Crime then Criminal by Ed Brubaker.
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