While Beautiful ‘SNOWFALL #1’ is Lacking in Story

GameStop, Inc.

SnowFall_01-1SNOWFALL #1
Story By: Joe Harris
Art By: Martin Morazzo
Published: February 17, 2016

Snow Fall is the story of Anthony Farrow and how he must survive a dystopian future ruled by the Corporation Hazeltyne while also unraveling the mystery of the White Wizard. Created by Joe Harris and Martin Morazz and published by Image Comics, Snow Fall is ambitious in scope but ultimately it falls short in its execution. When I got to the end of the book, I was unsatisfied with the story; there were some great ideas sprinkled throughout the pages, but nothing was fully realized.

The art is the true hero of this comic; the visuals are simply stunning. Martin Morazzo’s art is dazzling to say the least; if you were to pass this by on the comic rack, Morazzo’s art alone should be enough to get you to pick up the book and skim through it. If you’re anything like me when browsing for comics, you pick out a neat looking book and you do a quick breeze through the pages; generally if I like what I see I buy it, and this would be one of those comic for me. Martin’s art style reminds me of Frank Quietly, who drew All-Star Superman. Martin Morazzo’s work on this book is superb, and the way he draws the character’s expressions are incredibly life-like. In Snow Fall, the background is the major character in and of itself. The settings are both gorgeous and gritty, and Morazzo shows the reader how unique his vision of the future is by immersing the reader in the various locales. There are plenty of beautiful snowy mountains, dingy laboratories, urban areas, and desert vistas. The cover art for Snow Fall is definitely another highlight; it would make a great desktop wallpaper. I always love it when the artist adds sketches to the back of the book; it’s a nice treat for a reader; it reminds me of when bands add their lyrics to the album sleeve.

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 cliché tropes. Even with this awareness, I still wasn’t able to enjoy Snow Fall. The book felt like it tried to put the cart before the horse. The creators obviously had an agenda when making this book. There were two big issues the creators were pushing; big corporations and environmentalism. When reading, I’m looking for entertainment and intrigue; I’m looking for something with imagination and fun. Snow Fall felt like it was fueled by a hefty amount of angst; the two issues mentioned before are fine to inform people about, no matter what your persuasion is. Even if the author is a little heavy handed with his agenda. The flow of the story can be confusing. They tried telling the story out of chronological order, which is hard to do in the sequential art format. Whilst reading, I had to go back and reread a few pages to try and get the gist of what was going on. There are two narrators in Snow Fall; one is a fairy tale/story book narration, in the beginning of the book that mentions a wizard and a princess. The second is the third person view of the story at hand. By the end of the book, you don’t know who the fairy tale narrator is. The Wizard’s identity is revealed, however, but you won’t care.

 

  • 4/10
    Story - 4/10
  • 8/10
    Art - 8/10
6/10
Anytime Costumes

Leave a Reply

FanboyNation
Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Paul Crowder and ‘Boss’ Wooldridge Talk ‘The Blue Angels’ Doc – Interview

Director, Paul Crowder and Flying Ace, Greg “Boss” Woolridge talk about...

Eric Bana Talks ‘Force of Nature: The Dry 2’ – Interview

Eric Bana Returns for the sequel to ‘The Dry‘ in ‘Force...

Letitia Wright’s Talks about her Latest Film ‘Aisha’ – Interview

Letitia Wright’s latest film, ‘Aisha‘, a story about immigration, resilience, friendship...

Event News Event Reviews
Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Takes You to A Whole New World at Segerstrom – Review

Disney’s Aladdin takes the audience on a thrilling chase and a wonderous place...

Dark Harbor Returns to Long Beach on The Queen Mary this Halloween

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Returns to Long Beach for the...

It’s Showtime! ‘Beetlejuice’ is a Hit at Segerstrom Center of the Arts – Review

It’s Showtime! ‘Beetlejuice‘ is a Hit at Segerstrom Center of the...

Automotives Football MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
Oscar De La Hoya Partners with El Rey for ‘Friday Night Fights’ – Interview

The Golden Boy himself chatted with us about Golden Boy Promotions...

Olympic Runner Colleen Quigley ‘On The Road to Paris’

Team USA Olympic Runner, Colleen Quigley is On The Road to...

Paralympian Swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger On The Road to Paris

Team USA Paralympian Swimmer, Ahalya Lettenberger is On The Road to...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Fantoy Comics Presents: Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse part something: Hermione and the Mini-gun pt 2

Have a lead salad instead!

Fantoy Comics Presents – Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse part ?: Hermione and the mini-gun pt 1

It can't fire more than 6,000 per minute!

Fantoy Comics Presents: Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse: Kurt v Sid – HASTA!

Hasta La Vista Baby!

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Joe Kwaczala Talks About His new Comedy Album ‘Funny Songs & Sketches’ – Interview

Joe Kwaczala Talks About His new Comedy Album ‘Funny Songs &...

Songwriter and Poet, Tamara Mechael Talks About Her Career in the Arts

First Generation Assyrian-Chaldean, Songwriter and Poet, Tamara Mechael Talks About Her...

Louden Swain Headlining Los Angeles Show at The Echo

Press Release – Louden Swain are headlining Los Angeles show at...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Gameplay Trailer

The first Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League gameplay trailer was revealed during...

Wonder Woman Game
Wonder Woman Game Announced By DC and WB Games

Wonder Woman game will feature the iconic hero in a 3rd...

MultiVersus
MultiVersus brings Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny, and More

MultiVersus is bringing Shaggy, Harley Quinn, Jake, Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny,...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Gary Morgenstein Talks ‘A Dugout to Peace’ the Final Installment of his Trilogy

Gary Morgenstein Talks About ‘A Dugout to Peace‘ the final installment...

Chris Clews Is ‘Raised on the 80s’ and Shares Those Life Lessons

Chris Clews was ‘Raised on the 80s‘ and Shares Those Life...

Roye Okupe Brings Authentic African Representation to HBO Max and Cartoon Network

Nigerian-American, Roye Okupe brings authentic African representation to HBO Max and...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand Demo

The new ‘Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand‘ is ready to ship...

Chef Jen Peters and Matthew Clayton Bring us the ‘Good Flour’

Canadian Super Chef Jen Peters and Matthew Clayton Bring us the...

Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is now available to help...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Episode 38: Hamid Rahmanian

Join Whitney Grace as she speaks with artist Hamid Rahmanian, who...

No Preview
Toon-In Talk Episode 37: Niki Smith

Whitney Grace interviews graphic novel writer and artist Niki Smith about...

Toon-In Talk Episode 36: Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen takes some time from his busy voice acting schedule...