ledene i vječne zime
neprekidno putovanje traje
vlaka koji nikada ne staje.
Snjegolomac ima tisuću i jedan vagon.
Civilizacije posljednji bastion!“
Snowpiercer (Transperceneige) is one of the most important sci-fi comic books in history. It was made according to the original idea by Jacques Lob about a world after atmospheric apocalypse. The lucky – or perhaps unlucky – survivors spend their lives in a train without a timetable or a destination, a train which speeds through snowy terrains and braking can lead its passengers to death. Naturally, even the disappearance of the world as we know it didn’t influence on human qualities, so the train contains upper, golden carriages for the elites, and back, overpopulated carriages filled with the poor, who occasionally revolt in attempt to improve their desperate circumstances. When the perpetuum mobile is disrupted and the train begins to slow down, one question comes to the forefront: where has conscience gone?
Translated into Croatian for the first time in its integral version, cult classic Snowpiercer encompasses three original volumes: Snowpierver (Lob/Rochette, 1984), The Explorers (Legrand/Rochette, 1999) and The Crossing (Legrand/Rochette, 2000). This series never lost its relevance, which led the Korean director Bong Joon Ho to release a film version in 2013. TV show was released in 2020. The critics have described the fascinating world of Jacques Lob, Marc Rochette and Benjamin Legrand thusly: “Attention, new reader: the journey is long, but it’s worth it!”