Tuesday, March 06, 2007

You Can't Escape the Escapists

You Can't Escape the Escapists - 3/6/2007 - Publishers Weekly: "In his novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon told the story of two early-20th-century comic creators who go from obscurity to celebrity with the creation of the comic book character the Escapist. In some ways mirroring the struggles of the creators of Superman, the creators find that success isn't so easy to keep once you have it. The novel reached out further than to just comic fans, reaching the top of the New York Times bestseller list and a host of awards for the author. Now, the comic medium Chabon sent up in his novel answers back with its own story.

Published by Dark Horse Comics, The Escapists follows in the footsteps of the world Chabon created, bringing in Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughn and a host of artists to tell a new story of comic creators and their creation in a modern-day setting. Serialized in 2006 with a collected edition scheduled for this year, The Escapists provides both a modern companion piece to the original novel and a stand-alone tale as well."


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