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Station 16

3.04  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  25 reviews
May 1997, Russia, north of the Arctic Circle, a border patrol rookie receives a distress call from the long-abandoned Station 16, uninhabited since the heyday of massive nuclear testing more than thirty years previous. When he and his squad fly out to investigate the call, they find an injured man who claims that the rookie was his attacker--and suddenly a nuclear explosio ...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Dark Horse Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
As you might have guessed, I am not a big DC comics fan. I've always been partial to Marvel and, even much more so, independent comics. But my favorite DC title is, really, one of my favorite titles ever: Weird War Tales. Death is the host, and he presents bizarre tales of warfare redolent of the Twilight Zone which, I am fairly certain, inspired it. In fact, the iconic television show ended in 1964, while Weird War Tales started in 1971. 1983 saw the last issue of Weird War Tales - the same yea ...more
David Schaafsma
1997, Russia, north of the Arctic Circle, where the Soviets conducted secret nuclear tests for many years, supposedly stopped under agreements reached through world anti-nuke talks. Station 16 is an abandoned outpost which at one point starts to send barely decipherable frantic messages. A unit is sent to check it out. This is probably just a good tale, not a 4 star read, but it gets a star from me for the environmental dimension, that whole "chickens come home to roost" aspect that says there a ...more
Lectura fácil para introducirse en el cómic europeo.

Si nos ponemos quisquillosos, podemos decir que la trama tira de algunos estereotipos o clichés (cualquier aficionado a la ciencia ficción y/o terror podrá ver, en seguida, por donde se desarrollará la trama) pero eso no quita que sea una lectura entretenida, directa y cargada de suspense que dejará buen sabor en cualquier aficionado al género.

El arte de Hermann, como siempre, nos reporta unos paisajes sugerentes y una puesta en escena llena
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wonderful Sci-fi story with Soviet military! A good read in one sitting kind of book.
Jan 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, comics, action
мінус зірочка за дещо надміру примітивний, як на мій смак, графічний стиль, і ще мінус одна за типово коміксовий фінал --- можна було краще вигадати. але загалом сподобалось.
Michael Smith
The Huppens are a French father and son team with a taste for the macabre, and this unsettling graphic novel may remind you in setting and flavor of the classic horror film, The Thing. It’s the winter of 1997 in Siberia and a Russian border patrol squad gets an emergency radio call from Weather Station 16 pleading for assistance. Only one problem -- that station was abandoned years before. This area is Novaya Zemlya, where more the Soviets carried out more than 135 nuclear tests, more than half ...more
Christina Scholz
Hmmm. The graphic style is very different from what I expected, having only seen the cover art before. This genre-defying story is probably best described as horror. And while I do like time-slips in fiction (this is not a spoiler, since this theme is established fairly early on), there's nothing likeable in this story, which is quite dark.
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Lightweight scifi-horror-mystery with a few solid twists. Really more like a 2.5 but I've rounded it up to 3 for this review. The artwork trumps the writing by a country mile (I mean seriously just look at the cover of the book it's gorgeous) but this is a good book to read in one sitting. I wouldn't mind more Russian scifi horror in the future.
Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice, creepy Sci-fi story that reminded me of a Twilight Zone episode. A little sparse, but that reflects the story itself, set in the Russian Arctic.
Adrian Romero
Not the best graphic novel I read. Was not sure where different characters came from.
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Very Short, dark, intriguing concept & good art. Not all that much unfolds. I could see this as an indie horror film.
Diana H.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Poor plot, lack-luster graphics, not at all interesting.
William Holm
This is a light weight science fictional mystery draw by the Belgian veteran Hermann Huppen (known under his pen namn Hermann) and written by his son Yves. The drawings are meticoulsy executed in Hermann's characteristic style. A style that works very well for the action filled adventure presented here although there is sometimes a lack of motion; in some panels the characters lool like they have been frozen. The story centers around a group of Russian soldiers sent to an abandonded nuclear test ...more
May 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Минус звезда за наезды на Россию
Koen Claeys
Hermann is één van mijn drie favoriete Franco-Belgische auteurs uit mijn jeugd (naast Hislaire en Andreas) maar de laatste tijd leek het vet toch wat van de soep. Toen ik 'Station 16' gisteren in de stripwinkel doorbladerde was ik toch weer onder de indruk van het mooie tekenwerk van Hermann en kon ik de aanschaf niet weerstaan. De tekeningen zijn dus dik in orde maar kon het scenario (van de door velen misprezen zoon/scenarist Yves H.) me bekoren ? Wel, dat viel nogal mee. Het verhaal zal niet ...more
Feb 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Fully of stereotipic topics and poor storyline... would not recommend
Brian Dickerson
Dec 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cc-02
I kept wanting Station 16 to be better than it was... Honestly, it's probably a 2 star read. There were good moments but also very predictable moments. Time warbles but there isn't a clear / believable reason. Character dialogue, especially self thoughts, was jarring and too wordy for the situation, but again that might be an artifact of the translation.

Hermann's artwork was very good, of course, but at times I felt it suffered a bit of same face.

All in all, worth a quick read at just under 60
Oct 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
An easy book to get into, and a generally engaging read, but no aspect of it is particularly unusual or inventive. In fact, I feel like I've read essentially this story before, or seen a version of it on TV or as a movie.
Michael Norwitz
A group of Russian soldiers investigate an anomaly in the arctic circle and find themselves in a time-twisting nightmare. Lovely art but the storyline was reminiscent of a lesser episode of the Twilight Zone.
Matthew Murray
Probably would have been creepier if I hadn't read it while standing in line at Chapters.
The Inked Reader
3.75 stars
Creepy as heck and well-drawn.
Ed Dinnermonkey
Great art, with a clichéd but engaging story. Would be interested in seeing if Hermann has written something longer and more involved.
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Feb 06, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Feb 07, 2017
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Joseph Youren
rated it it was ok
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