Book Title: Freak Snow #1
Book Description: A frozen apocalyptic story in the spirit of Mad Max, Fallout, and Borderlands meets Tarantino. It begins with Berny, a psychedelic addict surviving in a glacial wasteland. A fight with brutal gunslingers ensues and crazy hallucinations lead our weird hero on a quest to find the hole of truth... Yeah, a mystic hole that tells the truth. The only thing we can promise is: a lot of death!
Book Author: Kevin Roditeli & Rob Cannon
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Happy Tank
Illustrator: Rob Cannon / Vivi Eckhart
Freak Snow is a chaotic thrill ride full of violence and insanity. The creative team did a great job expressing the chaos of the world not only through the flow of the dialog but also in the artwork. The artwork fits the theme very well and is exceptionally unique. Freak Snow embraces its chaos and does it well.
Roditeli and Cannon don’t ease you into the chaos, they just drop you in, so you better be ready. The story revolves around Berny who narrates the story, but due to his various addictions, his narration can be a bit… chaotic. We follow him as he argues with his two friends, a toy robot and an empty can of beer. Berny’s wife and child are deceased. Did he murder them? Unclear. Then who did? He intends to find out by asking the hole of truth, so he and his two friends venture out to do just that. Clearly, he is hallucinating, and we are along for the ride, so buckle up.
True to the description, my readthrough of the book did indeed reminded me of my first time playing Borderlands, which was a violent, psychedelic, mind trip. As Kevin noted in our recent interview, if you enjoy movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, then you will enjoy Freak Snow. Look for it in stores late this month!
CORRECTION: (5/19/21 @ 1:30 PM EST) An earlier version of this review used incorrect images from Roditeli & Cannon’s other Freak Snow title, Freak Snow: Washed In The Blood. All images have been updated.
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