The Escapists #1 (of 6)

August 28, 2006 | Comics


The Escapists #1 (of 6)
Dark Horse Comics
$1 US
**** (out of five)

Maxwell Roth has found his purpose in life.
He’s going to make people care about The Escapist, a World War II-era comic book superhero whose adventures are all but forgotten by the general public.
After Max finds his late dad’s secret collection of comic books, toys, posters, etc. of The Escapist, he becomes fascinated with him, too.
So when he comes into some money, Max buys all rights to the character and, with the help of artist Case Weaver, plans to re-launch The Escapist’s comic book adventures.
That’s when the adventure begins for Max’s best friend, Denny Jones. With Max’s help, Denny, in order to garner free publicity for the new comic, is going to convince the world that the Escapist is real.
Critically acclaimed writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina), along with a rotating team of all-star artists, show some real flair in this expansion on the Escapist’s adventures from author Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier And Clay.
Don’t let this series slip under your radar — it is a classic in the making.

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