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Nuclear Winter Vol. 1

(Hiver nucléaire #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  326 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Nothing’s rougher than a Canadian winter . . . except maybe one that never ends!

It’s been nine years since an accident at a nuclear power plant plunged Montreal into an eternal winter; the city is now blanketed 365 days a year in radioactive snow. But life goes on for folks like Flavie Beaumont, a mail courier on snowmobile who’s carved out a pretty normal life for
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by BOOM! Box (first published September 1st 2014)
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David Schaafsma
Dec 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: gn-dystopian
A Montreal comic series about Flavie, a snowmobile delivery person, her boyfriend, her bff and--in this volume, at least--a hot guy Flavie has a crush on, who seems to go to art openings all year long. The backdrop for the story is that nine years ago a nuclear power plant blew up and now it is "snowy" year round, and it continues to pile up.

It very much has a Giant Days (John Allison) style in terms of goofy story, light character development, glib dialogue and sweet cartoony drawing style and
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hoopla, 2019
This reminded me if the cast of Giant Days graduated, moved to Montreal, and now were living through a nuclear winter. That's not a knock on this series. I love Giant Days. It just had a similar vibe and art but with mutants and everlasting winter thrown in as well.
Lost in Book Land
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Welcome Back!

Alright, we are in the middle of my graphic novel reviews (I think I read five or six in total before I began my next novel and I wrote my reviews for them in a row so expect the graphic novel reviews to be coming in a row for the next few days)! This is the next graphic novel series I picked up after finishing Saga vol 9. I saw an ad for this at the back of an issue of Giant Days and I was super intrigued so I went on Hoopla and looked it up (they have three volumes) so I
Alexander Peterhans
Cute slice-of-life story, with very mild sci-fi radiation/mutant setting burbling in the background.

It's all very cozy, and, well.. cute. Nice palate cleanser between reading books.

3.5 stars
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
The art was fun and a slice of life story set in a Montreal that is trapped in an eternal winter is certainly unique...but then the radiation makes people manifest super powers and that's all tossed out the window (Literally, in this case).

I'm also 100% done with the "Love Interest is already in a relationship but with a total asshole/bitch" trope .
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Was cute at first but got super annoying after awhile.
Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Art Story ...more
Mar 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
This was cute enough, but I wish that it had leaned harder into the reality of what a nuclear winter would be like - kiss your fresh bagels and Twitter goodbye! Instead, it had a very minimal sci-fi world and a lot of normal drama. Also, mutations would likely come with generations, not just a few years after a disaster, and I got frustrated every time that came up.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
cute story, I guess?
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
An interesting foray into the mundanity of everyday life carrying on during an endless winter, with the occasional nod to the effects of mutations in some citizens. Plus it's in Montreal, so fun to see familiar streets and architecture here and there! I read the English translation, so at a couple of points it felt like there was something just a little bit lost, or some Quebec-French-ism that didn't transfer perfectly into English. Maybe I'll pick up the original French later to see if it flows ...more
William Stanger
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I borrowed this Canadian graphic novel from the library, along with volume 2. It's quick little read, set in Montreal a few years after an accident at a nuclear power plant has plunged Montreal into an eternal winter. The story follows Flavie, a snowmobile delivery courier, as she goes about her life in this nuclear wildlife. Filled with some good Canadian humour, the story also has some sci-fi touches, as many of the characters have minor mutations, caused by the nuclear accident. It's also a ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this. :) The blurb on Hoopla mentions that fans of Giant Days would like this. I am a fan of Giant Days, but I don't think that's why I liked this. This is its own thing with good art and quirky characters.

Note: like most things I read, I caught several typos and a missing word...but that didn't damage the story for me. Volume 2 is next. :)
Meaghan Steeves
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There wasn't an English edition entry here but there should be. I read this quickly and LOVED the character of Flavie. I can't wait to read issue 2 and find out what happens next.
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
3.75 it was enjoyable!
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Canadian dystopia involving weather. Art, characters and setting are all promising.
This was an adorable read. Flavie is a no-nonsense type of gal that just wants to live her life and get paid. An easy read albeit there isn’t much of a story. If you are looking for a light slice of life story this is the read for you. There’s snow, a radioactive raccoon, and a hate-able antagonist.
Matt Graupman
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
It seems super-weird to describe a graphic novel about Canadians living in a post-apocalyptic nuclear winter as “cute” but dammit this book was really cute. Featuring a uniquely feisty courier named Flavie Beaumont, “Nuclear Winter” by Cab (a.k.a. Caroline Breault) is a warm little mug of fun, mashing up “The Thing” with the irreverent humor and hipster-y style of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Scott Pilgrim” comics (maybe it’s a Canadian thing?). It’s snarky in all the right places, sweet in the others, ...more
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Set in a post-nuclear-meltdown Montreal, this story follows Flavie, a courier, during one day of work in the perpetually snowbound city. She speeds around on her snow-ski, delivering groceries and packages while avoiding the deadly cold, 6-foot diameter snowflakes, scavengers, and roads blocked by trash and rubble. The latent radiation has caused many Montrealers to develop interesting mutations, anything from skin rashes to extra limbs. But they still want a latte and bagel in the morning, ...more
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-i-ve-read
I love this! A super fun art style really makes this world, where a nuclear power plant explosion has started mutating people in a small town in Canada who have been experiencing a nuclear Winter for 9 years.

Our main character, Flavie, is a courier making deliveries even during storms, and after taking on her friend Leonie's deliveries, ends up delivering bagels with hipster Marco in the middle of a storm. It's really a slice-of-life story, regardless of the mutated animals and people and the
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Those living in areas where winter just doesn't seem to want to go away will enjoy the humor in this comic book. Thanks to a nuclear accident years ago, it's always winter in Montreal. If that wasn't bad enough, the radiation has left the city desolate, and has created some interesting side effects with those still living there, both human, and animals. This book wasn't really my cup of tea, but I had a good laugh at the radiation fueled fight between the jealous ex girl friend, and the current ...more
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really cute slice of life comics set in Canada after nuclear fallout has caused constant winter. I really loved the main character Flavie, and I look forward to more adventures with her, her best friend Leonie, and the ultra-hip Marco. The art style is super cute, and the dialogue is snappy and fun. I have so many questions about the world of Nuclear Winter. I'm really interested to learn more about the mutations and how they manifest differently in people. I liked that there was enough ...more
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was much more lighthearted than I had anticipated! People still are ordering food deliveries, having parties, and creating drama, despite winter being here all day, every day. Flavie was a great MC and the twist was startling but definitely has me wanting to continue the series. Humorous and while it doesn’t quite fully discuss the implications of irradiated’s hoping subsequent volumes will expand on that subject.
Tina Christopher
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This was a fun, twisty, and engaging graphic novel. I don’t know Montreal that well, but I enjoyed catching glimpses of what I’ve experienced during my visits. I really liked the art work and the characters. I am looking forward to the second volume.
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Managed to not particularly care for any of the characters while enjoying this slim volume still. It was the sheer recklessness of it all, characters doing their own thing while this not so gentle wintery doom persists. A peek at hope during bleak times.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reread February 2019

Reread this before starting volume 2. Still super cute and lovable!


So cute and so much fun! Loved it.
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Maggie Gordon
Super fun post-disaster novel where people are getting by... Just with some super powers :) Also, it is in Montreal! And there are mutant racoons!
M a n o s h i
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a interesting read and I want to find out more about the mutations because I was kind of confused in that are but I am interested to know what will happen in volume 2!
3.5 stars
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