Jeff Lemire And Jock Unite For the First Time With ‘Snow Angels’ On ComiXology Originals

by Olly MacNamee

Writer Jeff Lemire and artist Jock are working together for the first time on new digital comic book Snow Angels, exclusively on ComiXology Originals. And out next Tuesday 16th February.

Snow Angels is a 10-part epic science fiction adventure story set in a brutal near future where the world is covered in ice:

“In Snow Angels, Milliken and Mae have never left The Trench — It’s all they’ve ever known. They were born in The Trench, and they’ll die there, just like all their people do. The two girls, eight and eleven, are a part of The Trenchfolk, a sprawling settlement of people living inside the massive ice walls of a vast, seemingly endless frozen trench carved into the surface of an otherwise icy wasteland. The Trenchfolk survive in this hostile world by following The Three Testaments of The Trench—golden rules repeated like a mantra from birth to death…

  1. YOU MUST NEVER LEAVE THE TRENCH.
  2. THE TRENCH PROVIDES.
  3. THE TRENCH IS ENDLESS.

Milli and Mae don’t really know how their people came to live here. No one does, not even their wise and gentle father. On Milliken’s twelfth birthday, their father takes the two girls on an overnight skate down the trench — a coming-of-age ritual to teach them how to fish the frozen river, how to hunt the wild Trenchdogs that wander its frigid banks, and how to give proper thanks to their frozen Gods — The Colden Ones. It’s the trip of a lifetime until the girls push beyond the borders of their humble land and awaken the Trench’s deadly defender…The Snowman!”

Furthermore, Leire will simultaneously release his first prose short story, also entitled Snow Angels, which introduces the world that will be expanded upon in the comic series. With cover art by Jock, the short story acts as a prologue to the comics, but can also be read as a standalone coming-of-age science fiction story too.

Lemire elaborates on this new project:

“Snow Angels has been gestating in my notebooks for over a decade and it’s really rewarding to see Milli and Mae finally come to vibrant life with Jock’s kinetic and emotive artwork. Jock and Will and I have been discussing this book for years and now The Trench finally lives! Really excited to share this story with readers and for them to fall into this world we are creating.”

And Jock added:

Jeff had me hooked from the minute he told me about Snow Angels and the story of Millie and Mae,” says Jock. “The mix of personal drama and the unique setting of The Trench and the world they live in make it a dream to draw. It’s been a long time gestating so I’m thrilled to see it find it’s home with comiXology and released into the world.”

Snow Angels #1, will be released Tuesday February 16th, 2021 on ComiXology Originals

 

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