PopCultHQ received an advance review copy of MICHAEL CHABON’S THE ESCAPIST: PULSE-POUNDING THRILLS TPB from Dark Horse Comics. Available on Wednesday, June 6th, the series features writing and art from a plethora of top writers and artists.
Here’s PopCultHQ’s Spoiler-Free Review of…
MICHAEL CHABON’S THE ESCAPIST: PULSE-POUNDING THRILLS TPB
Creator: Michael Chabon
Writers: Michael Chabon, Matt Kindt, Will Eisner, Howard Chaykin, and more!
Artists: Matt Kindt, Jeffrey Brown, Eduardo Barreto, Howard Chaykin, Will Eisner, and more!
Genre: Graphic Literature, Superhero
Publication Date: June 06, 2018
Format: FC, 408 pages; TPB; 6 5/8” x 10 3/1”
Age range: 12
Golden-Age superhero, the Escapist–master of elusion, and champion of liberation–was conceived in the fictional world of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. This comic book anthology collects a multitude of the Escapist’s amazing adventures, including an encounter with Will Eisner’s The Spirit!
Containing a total of twenty-two tales, along with three never-before-collected stories, this volume also contains five never-before-published stories, as well as a robust gallery of pinups celebrating the world of the Escapist!
* Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series!
* Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.
When cracking open this next volume of The Escapist, it will knock people’s socks off. Not only does it feature writing from Escapist creator Michael Chabon, but Howard Chaykin, Matt Kindt and the late, great Will Eisner. Every story is a host unto itself. Some of the finest creative writing minds in the business take a crack at the brainchild of Chabon and spin stories of the sort that are pure magic.
It’s another mash-up of amazing artwork all in one book. Some of the most excellent people to pick up a pen, stylus, or brush and call themselves comic book artists contributed to this volume. One specific artist to note is, of course, Will Eisner. Like his other brothers/sisters of ink and pen, Will had a driving creative force. And he let it ride one final time in here, to give the world one final Spirit story.
PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:
For everyone who enjoyed the first Escapist trade, here’s another fabulous read. More intriguing and awesome stories, eye-popping art and interesting ‘history’ crafting the backstory of the Escapist’s fictional career even more.
5 Out of 5 Stars
MICHAEL CHABON’S THE ESCAPIST: PULSE-POUNDING THRILLS TPB can be pre-ordered from
the link below and available at your local comic shop and online retailers Wednesday, June 6th!
Publisher – Dark Horse Comics