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Snowpiercer is flying off shelves – did you get your copy?


Just last week, I wrote about Lob and Rochette’s graphic novel about a never-ending trade ride through a post-apocalyptic landscape, Snowpiercer, for Trade Tuesday. Whether it’s the great story or the news that Chris Evans will be in the feature film, we’ve just learned that 48 hours after its publication date, the book is going into its SECOND PRINTING.

From Titan:

High demand for graphic novel behind hotly anticipated new Chris Evans movie results in speedy second print just 48hrs after publication date!

Originally released last week on January 29, 2014 to widespread critical acclaim, Titan Comics is pleased to announce that it is going to a second print of Snowpiercer Vol. 1: The Escape just 48hrs after publication date due to exceptionally high demand.

Fans eager to read the story ahead of the worldwide release of the upcoming new movie adaptation starring Captain America’s Chris Evans have snapped up copies of Snowpiercer Vol. 1 as fast as stores get them. Volume 2: The Explorers is due to be released February 25, 2014.


In a harsh, uncompromisingly cold future where Earth has succumbed to treacherously low temperatures, the last remaining members of humanity travel on a train while the outside world remains encased in ice.

The surviving community are not without a social hierarchy; those that travel at the front of the train live in relative luxury, whilst those unfortunate enough to be at the rear remain clustered like cattle in claustrophobic darkness. Yet, things are about to change aboard the train, as passengers become disgruntled…

The thrilling original graphic novels have been adapted into a new film directed by Joon-ho Bong (The Host), starring Chris Evans (Captain America), Tilda Swinton (The Chronicles of Narnia), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott), Ed Harris (The Abyss) and John Hurt (Alien), and distributed by The Weinstein Company, and due for release in 2014. Check out the trailer here.

Written by the late Jacques Lob, winner of the Grand Prix de la ville d’Angoulême, and Benjamin Legrand, the author of numerous thriller novels, screenplays, and comic scripts, Snowpiercer is illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette, who has worked across a variety of projects and genres, from science fiction comics to children’s cartoons – including adaptations of Voltaire’s Candide and Homer’s Odyssey.

Discover – for the first time in English – the gripping and groundbreaking graphic novels that inspired the stunning new movie starring Chris Evans! Snowpiercer Vol. 1: The Escape is on-sale now, with Volume 2: The Explorers due to be released February 25, 2014.


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From fearsome engine to final car, all surviving human life is here: a complete hierarchy of the society we lost.

The elite, as ever, travel in luxury at the front of the train – but for those in the rear coaches, life is squalid, miserable and short.

Proloff is a refugee from the tail, determined never to go back. In his journey forward through the train, he hopes to reach the mythical engine and, perhaps, find some hope for the future…

Translated from the highly acclaimed French classic, soon to be a major motion picture starring megastar Chris Evans.

Jacques Lob/Benjamin Legrand/Jean-Marc Rochette
Details: HC, 8×11, 112pgs, B/W, $19.99/£14.99
Released: January 29, 2014
Diamond PREVIEWS order code: NOV131240

A second train also travels through the snow on the same track, its inhabitants living in constant fear of crashing into the first Snowpiercer.

And from this second train, a small group of scavenging explorers emerges, risking their lives in the deadly cold…

Benjamin Legrand/Jean-Marc Rochette
Details: HC, 8×11, 144 pgs, B/W, $24.99/£19.99
Released: February 25, 2014
Diamond PREVIEWS order code: DEC131291

Titan Comics offers astounding creator-owned comics and graphic novels from new and world-renowned talent, alongside the world’s greatest licensed properties and classic graphic novels remastered from brand-new audiences.

Titan is one of the most successful independent publishing operations in the US, with a recent six-week run at #1 in the New York Times bestseller list.

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Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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