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Master of Elusion, foe of tyranny, and champion of liberation The Escapist!
Operating from a secret headquarters under the boards of the majestic Empire Theater, the Escapist and his crack team of charismatic associates roam the globe, performing amazing feats of magic to aid all those who languish in oppression's chains. The history of his creators, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay, was recently chronicled in Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. The best of the Escapist's adventures are now collected into one volume for all to enjoy!
This thrilling volume of Michael Chabon Presents...The Amazing Adventures of The Escapist collects the first two issues of the comic book and features an original story penned by Michael Chabon, the comics debut of novelist Glen David Gold, a new story written and drawn by Howard Chaykin, the painted artwork of Bill Sienkiewicz, and a wraparound cover by Chris Ware!
"[T]hankfully for the legions of [Kavalier & Clay] fans, this work doesn't disappoint....It's all great fun as we watch our hero do his good-guy thing..." Publishers Weekly
Look out, boys, it's here!
The first book collection EVER of the original Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, the legenday yet seldom-seen comic book feature that riveted generations of readers for decades and served as the secret inspiration for Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
Thrill to over sixty years' worth of carefully selected stories from the classic days of comic book industry production, when men were men and there was still money to be made. Includes rare art and stories by Howard Chaykin, Jim Starlin, Gene Colan, Michael Chabon, Glen David Gold, and Kevin McCarthy, this is no collection to miss by any serious student of comic book history or fan of contemporary literature.
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Leaping onto center stage from the wings of comics history comes that dazzling Master of Elusion, foe of tyranny, and champion of liberation the Escapist. Operating from a secret headquarters under the boards of the Empire Theater, the Escapist and his crack team of associates roam the globe performing amazing feats of magic and coming to the aid of all those who languish in the chains of oppression. The history of the Escapist's creators Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay was recently chronicled in Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Now the best of the Escapist's adventures are collected into one volume for all to enjoy.
Directly based on characters appearing in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
About the Author
Michael Chabon is a novelist, short story writer, and comic book dilettante who lives in Berkeley, California.
Glen David Gold has written screenplays, memoir, journalism, short stories, and a novel, Carter Beats the Devil.
Kevin McCarthy began working as a comic book writer and artist in 1995 when he created Casual Heroes, which was subsequently published by Image under the Motown Animation imprint. Since then he's written and/or drawn a few things here and there, including Marvel's Spider-Man Team-Up, DC's Orion, Top Cow's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and the creator-owned ALIEN8 for Disney. He lives in New York.