is a comic book limited series
by writer Greg Rucka
and artist Steve Lieber
. It was originally released in four issues during 1998
, by Oni Press
and then collected into a trade paperback
A film adaptation
of the series was released on September 11, 2009.
The story follows Carrie Stetko, a U.S. Marshal
working at McMurdo Station
in Antarctica, and her investigation of a murder that takes place there. The story moves through many Antarctic stations, as Stetko chases down suspects and finds more murders. Early in the story, Stetko is attacked by the killer and left for dead in a storm. She saves herself but loses two fingers due to severe cold-related injuries.
The series was followed by a sequel, Melt
. Stetko is sent back to Antarctica by the government, as she is familiar with the territory and there had been a mass murder. It turns out Russian mercenaries are on a rampage. Stetko and a rogue Russian intelligence officer must save the day.
A third volume in the series, originally advertised as Whiteout: Thaw
, was expected to be released as four separate issues beginning in the Fall of 2007.Wieland, Jonah. "." The Comic Wire, Comic Book Resources
, February 23, 2007. In December 2008, Rucka announced in a forum post that the title was changed to Whiteout: Night
and the publication of the series would probably start in the Fall 2009.<ref... Read More