Whiteout: Melt

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Whiteout: Melt
Publication information
Publisher Oni Press
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Publication date September 1999 – February 2000
No. of issues 4
Main character(s) Carrie Stetko
Creative team
Created by Greg Rucka
Steve Lieber
Written by Greg Rucka
Artist(s) Steve Lieber
Letterer(s) Steve Lieber
Editor(s) Jamie S. Rich
Collected editions
Definitive edition ISBN 978-1-932664-71-3

Whiteout: Melt is the title of a comic book limited series written by Greg Rucka, illustrated by Steve Lieber, and published by Oni Press in 2000. It is the sequel to Whiteout.

Like Whiteout, the illustrations are all in black and white, capturing the starkness of the Antarctic landscape.

Publication history[edit]

A third volume in the series, Whiteout: Thaw was expected to be released as four separate issues beginning in the Fall of 2007,[1] however the series was not issued in 2007 or 2008. Rucka subsequently indicated that Thaw was expected to be released around the same time as the film version of Whiteout[2] in September 2009, but it has not yet been published.


The story follows Carrie Stetko, a U.S. Marshal who is called back to Antarctica from her vacation in New Zealand to investigate the explosion of a Russian science outpost. There she discovers a cache of illicit nuclear warheads and evidence that some of them are missing. Along with an officer from the Russian intelligence service, Stetko sets off across the ice on foot to track down the thieves.

Collected editions[edit]

The series are collected as trade paperbacks:

In 2001 both series were collected into a limited edition hardcover, Total Whiteout (ISBN 0936211601).


It won the 2000 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series.[3]


  1. ^ Wieland, Jonah. "NYCC, Day 1: "Whiteout" Returns! Rucka & Lieber Talk." The Comic Wire, Comic Book Resources, February 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Rucka, Greg. (2007). "Hell Froze Over." Nature v. Nurture: A Greg Rucka Newsletter vol 1, iss 6.
  3. ^ 2000 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees Winners, Comic Book Award Almanac