The Last Winter

April 7, 2008 | Comics


The Last Winter
Larry Fessenden, Robert Leaver, Brahm Revel
Image Comics
$12.99 US (Paperback)
*** ½ (out of five)

Something is bubbling up from under the ice of Alaska and it’s not just the countless barrels of oil that huge corporations are all clamoring to get a piece of.
As a research team conducts tests in the National Wildlife Refuge with the looming possibility that the U.S. government will finally allow drilling in what is perceived to be one of the world’s last great untapped oil reserves as well as one of the pristine places left on the planet, things slowly begin to go wrong.
The weather is erratic, machines stop functioning properly and members of the crew begin acting more and more oddly.
After one crewman dies under extremely suspicious circumstances, the remaining crew are divided into those who feel they need to stay and complete their jobs and those who want to get out because they think that none of this is coincidence and that someone, or something, is causing it all.
Based on last year’s limited-release horror film of the same name, Larry Fessenden’s The Last Winter is a chilling look at humankind’s abuse of the environment and how what we reap may just be what we sow.

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