|Publication date||September 1999 – February 2000|
|No. of issues||4|
|Main character(s)||Carrie Stetko|
|Created by||Greg Rucka
|Written by||Greg Rucka|
|Editor(s)||Jamie S. Rich|
|Definitive edition||ISBN 978-1-932664-71-3|
Like Whiteout, the illustrations are all in black and white, capturing the starkness of the Antarctic landscape.
A third volume in the series, Whiteout: Thaw was expected to be released as four separate issues beginning in the Fall of 2007, 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 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.
The series are collected as trade paperbacks:
- Whiteout Volume 2: Melt (120 pages, 2000, ISBN 978-1-929998-03-6; Definitive edition, June 2007 ISBN 978-1-932664-71-3)
- Wieland, Jonah. "NYCC, Day 1: "Whiteout" Returns! Rucka & Lieber Talk." The Comic Wire, Comic Book Resources, February 23, 2007.
- Rucka, Greg. (2007). "Hell Froze Over." Nature v. Nurture: A Greg Rucka Newsletter vol 1, iss 6.
- 2000 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees Winners, Comic Book Award Almanac