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Siberia 56 (Vol. 1 a 3)
Alexis Sentenac (Art)
Published March 14th 2017 by Insight Comics
ISBN:1608878619 (ISBN13: 9781608878611)
Series:Siberia 56 #1-3
BLURB: Trapped on a planet millions of light years away from Earth, five scientists must survive sub-zero temperatures and horrific alien creatures as they make their way across the dead, frozen landscape to their base in this action-packed graphic novel. It is the age of space exploration, and five scientists travel 80 million light years from home to study the planet of Siberia, the location of Earth’s 56th colony. Completely covered with dense snow and steep mountains, Siberia’s poles reach temperatures of -300° F with icy winds of close to 200 mph.
After their shuttle crashes, the surviving scientists must walk across hundreds of miles of frozen wasteland to find the terrain basecamp. Between the biting cold, devastating snow storms, and horrific alien creatures, their chances of survival are close to absolute zero. In Siberia 56, author Christophe Bc imagines a hostile and fascinating world that harkens to the very best of the science fiction and horror genres. Superbly illustrated by Alexis Sentenac, this stunning work offers a chilling tale of survival in the vast recesses of a dying planet.
My rating: 2.75 frozen hopeless stars
Siberia 56 is the name of the 58th colony of Earth, or maybe I have to say hope-to-be colony. For many years expeditions have struggle against a very hostil ambient trying to setle there. The story start with the last crew -the number 13- in the first volume, the replacement after eight years.
Do you remember those science fiction/horror films where they send an expeditionary group to colonize or exploit a planet that is tremendously inhospitable and there are very dangeorus creatures?
The idea is not very original.
I had problems trying to follow some scenes , and the explanations ... ¿where they came from? I don't know, because never there is a following in the story of the 'scientific' or deductible explanations.
Siberia 56 is a frozen planet, with scarped terrain, and predators. The expeditioners are still collecting scientific information about the planet. And after so many problems, you start to wonder why they are still there. And enter more typical explanations: economic.
The art is ok. Remember those dark csifi movies, a bit claustrophobic indoor except in outdoors with the hostil landscapes.