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Impact Winter: Rook #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

“…an excellent addition to your vampire library.” —AIPT

Hundreds of years before a comet hit Earth and created a cold, dark world ruled by vampires…

A wandering Roman centurion saved a woman from being sacrificed by druids. Honor bound to return Fionnuir to her homeland, Rook embarked on a journey across ancient Britain, where all manner of human and inhuman creatures dwelled…but none more dangerous than the demon he’d sworn himself to.

From creator TRAVIS BEACHAM (Pacific Rim) and artist ANDREA MILANA (Dahlia in the Dark) comes a new official prequel to the hit Audible Original.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
44 pages
Amazon ASIN

4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: I’ve been immersed in the world of Impact Winter since the first comic series and the audiobook series. This issue does a brilliant job of broadening the story as well as one of its most interesting characters. I love the slowly developing love story within the plot and as much as I want to see where the modern story goes, I am equally interested in seeing what happens between Rook and Fin.

    The Art: Milana delivers some powerful and beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The imagery is eye-popping and brilliantly evocative.

  • 80

    A compelling comic inspired by an audio drama seems like a tall order, but writer Travis Beacham and artist Andrea Milana have managed to make it work for newcomers and longtime listeners. Milana’s ability to maintain a sense of uniqueness across the visuals of the one-shot are perhaps the comic’s strongest point, as settings and sequences largely take place in similar looking locations. That they can take scenes in caves and forests and continue to be visually interesting is a testament to their storytelling prowess. What else can be said about the effectiveness of this comic other than it made me want to listen to the series that inspired it?

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    Beacham really could’ve turned this into something bigger if there had been the opportunity to do so. The long, protracted journey being taken by Baruch and Fin could have been its own series. Both romantic leads are interesting enough, and the journey they’re taking is distinct enough that there’s little question that it could have its own appeal. By issue’s end, it feels like it’s over way too soon.

  • 30

    The Comic Book Spot

    If you have been on the edge about entering the world of Impact Winter, this is your opportunity. The comic itself is put together very well and you can tell a lot of time and care was taken on it, for me it just misses what it intends to do in almost every way.

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