We’ve been waiting a long time to see director Bong Joon-ho’s English-language debut Snowpiercer. Even though the tedious back and forth between the filmmaker and the Weinstein Company over crippling edits is reportedly done, a release is still likely way off in the distance. And that’s only if you happen to be lucky enough to live in one of the limited number of markets where TWC plans to show the film. Though we may have to sit and stew a while longer before we see the adaptation, the French graphic novels the movie is based on are getting an English translation for the first time. And they are well worth the wait.
Written by Jacques Lob, with art by Jean-Marc Rochette, Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape (originally published as Le Transperceneige) is now available for your perusal. After first appearing in 1982, the comics were later collected into a book in 1984.