The Escapists

The Escapists Tells the tale of three aspiring comics creators with big dreams small cash and publishing rights to one forgotten Golden Age hero The Escapist

  • Title: The Escapists
  • Author: Brian K. Vaughan Jason Alexander Steve Rolston Philip Bond Eduardo Barreto Matt Hollingsworth Dave Stewart Paul Hornschemeier
  • ISBN: 9781593078317
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tells the tale of three aspiring comics creators with big dreams, small cash, and publishing rights to one forgotten Golden Age hero The Escapist.

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    About “Brian K. Vaughan Jason Alexander Steve Rolston Philip Bond Eduardo Barreto Matt Hollingsworth Dave Stewart Paul Hornschemeier

    • Brian K. Vaughan Jason Alexander Steve Rolston Philip Bond Eduardo Barreto Matt Hollingsworth Dave Stewart Paul Hornschemeier

      Born in Cleveland in 1976, Brian K Vaughan is the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award winning writer and co creator of the critically acclaimed comics series Y The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex Machina picked as one of the ten best works of fiction of 2005 by Entertainment Weekly Recently named Writer of the Year by Wizard Magazine, and one of the top ten comic writers of all time by Comic Book Resources, Vaughan s work has been featured and or reviewed in countless mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, MTV, National Public Radio, and feminist magazine Bust, which photographed him for their Men We Love issue don t ask.As an undergraduate film student at New York University, Vaughan got his big break as part of Marvel s Stanhattan Project, a workshop for aspiring comic book writers In the ten years since, he has written nearly all of the major DC and Marvel characters, everyone from Batman to the X Men.In September of 2006, Vertigo released Vaughan s first original graphic novel, Pride of Baghdad, lavishly illustrated by artist Niko Henrichon Inspired by an unbelievable true story of four lions who escaped the Baghdad Zoo during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Pride is equal parts anthropomorphic adventure and Animal Farm like parable about the ongoing conflict in Iraq, and was described as the best novel so far about the war by the UK s Telegraph.Along with his creator owned work, Vaughan is currently writing The Escapists, a Dark Horse miniseries inspired by Michael Chabon s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay, as well as a new Doctor Strange limited series for Marvel with artist Marcos Martin.This summer, the new WGA member CAA client transplanted his poor playwright wife to Los Angeles, where Vaughan is currently working on the screenplay adaptations of Y and Ex Machina for New Line Cinema, as well as other new creations in film and television.His home on the web is bkvcomics, and he s become the last aging hipster to get a MySpace page myspace briankvaughan



    486 thoughts on “The Escapists

    • Max finds out the rights to the old golden age hero, the Escapist are available and buys them to publish his first comic. He and his friend Denny along with their artist Case go about self-publishing their first comic on a shoe string budget using viral marketing. When it becomes a hit, a big conglomerate comes along to try and take it all away. Told in an inventive style, with a comic within a comic. Jason Shawn Alexander pencils the Escapist comic while Steve Rolston draws the adventures of ou [...]


    • "The Escapists" is a spinoff from Michael Chabon's novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay", where a young man resurrects a beloved but forgotten superhero called "The Escapist" by self publishing a new series of comics with his friends. The comic takes off thanks to some inspired grass roots publicity stunts and a contemporary, exciting vision of a stale character, until a media corporation takes note and decides to buy up the franchise using bullying tactics. I won't give away the e [...]


    • I loved this graphic novel that comes straight out from one fo Chabon's best book. The illustrations are fantastic in rendering the sense of time passing (in comics also) and the story is good!Mi é piaciuta molto questa graphic novel che esce direttamente da uno dei migliori libri di M.Chabon. Le illustrazioni sono magnifiche e riescono a rendere molto bene il senso del passare del tempo (anche nei fumetti) e la storia é proprio bellaANKS TO ELEDEWEISS FOR THE PREVIEW!


    • We kicked it off with a short story by Michael Chabon, about how a young unathletic Brian K. Vaughn met Sam Clay by accident in a hotel, and that sparked his love of Kavalier and Clay's The Escapist comics. That was delightful.Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook.


    • Video review: youtube/watch?v=k-4uQA rewarding parable on ambition and creativity, both thrilling and heartbreaking. A must read for all creators wannabe, and of course, for all fans of Michael Chabon's Kavalier & Clay.


    • This was great. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay is one of my favourite Michael Chabon books, and this was a beautiful tribute / whole new thing taking off from that. I read it in two sessions at Dussman in one of their comfy chairs, and I got totes emosh at the end. Very very good!


    • Quick read, fun story, though nothing that was breaking any new ground. It did make me want to pick up the real book by Michael Chabon (the comic is by Brian K Vaughan)



    • Sono rimasta entusiasta dalla lettura di questa graphic novel.Molto belli i disegni, che amalgano stili diversi, dal fumetto classico anni '40/'50 al fumetto dipinto, e bella anche la storia, un vero omaggio al fumetto seriale americano.Di conseguenza leggerò altre opere disegnate da Vaughan e altri romanzi scritti da Chabon.


    • Part love letter to the Golden Age, and part rumination on the quirks and happenstances of comic-book creators crafting (possibly) legendary characters, this book was a fun, entertaining ride. I enjoyed the shifting styles in the art as each layer unfolded. The artwork of Steve Rolston, Philip Bond, Jason Shawn Alexander, and Eduardo Barreto alone is worth checking out, but Vaughan also imbues the tale with a lot of heart, which makes it a keeper.


    • I found the book interesting, but nothing really special in the end which disappointed me. It may have been the final chapter, and maybe even the final page of the book was what finally made me annoyed with it. The final page was just an over the top and expected cliche, and I guess I expected more from BKV.


    • A good companion/follow up to The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. I kind of suspect you have to have read that one to truly enjoy this series.




    • Nette Ergänzungslektüre zu The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay, wobei mir ein pures Escapist Superhelden Comic lieber gewesen wäre als diese Story in der Story


    • It's just ok. The cover is better than the body. But it is unique and is a respectable tribute to the comicbook industry.


    • osrascunhos/2018/01/14/thThe Escapists constitui uma sequência ao livro The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay de Michael Chabon (publicado em Portugal como As espantosas aventuras de Kavalier & Clay), o autor conhecido, também, pela história alternativa The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (publicado em Portugal como O Sindicato dos polícias iídiches), ou Gentlemen of the road.Em As espantosas aventuras de Kavalier & Klay uma dupla de primos judeus cria um herói de banda desenha [...]


    • The Escapist project is a sprawling, ambitious form of comic-book meta-fiction that bounces back-and-forth between rediscovered potboilers from the ‘40s to ‘80s and scholarly essays offering context and academic takes on these works. The comics themselves detail various escapades of the Escapist and his hanger-ons, including the luscious Luna Moth, who owes some debt to Wonder Woman and Sophie Bangs from Alan Moore’s Promethea (even though Luna clearly “existed” before either character [...]


    • I read this originally more than a decade ago with no context, not realizing what it actually was. What's more is that if I did, it mean that someone back then recommended it to me, or maybe I just liked the cover.Not until I finished Kavalier and Clay earlier this year and googled it and saw this book as related reading, did I realize in amazement I have it at home in Israel. So obviously while visiting home I re-read it, and it's such a joy, considering it's basically a graphic sequel, with no [...]


    • Yes! I absolutely loved this. The different artists that contributed to this were fantastic. I really enjoyed the storyline and didn’t mind that it wasn’t crazy action packed. My love for this is probably influenced by the fact that I love the novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. I don’t necessarily think you need to read the book to enjoy this, but I’m sure it helps. If anything, I hope this graphic novel inspires people to read the book because it’s fantastic.


    • While I loved The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, this book was just "okay." The best part was the gritty, noir style pages of the graphic novel created within this book. I might read that if it were an actual series.


    • Four stars purely for bringing me back into the amazing, glittering world of Kavalier & Clay. There's a manic pixie dream girl character, which was a turn off, but the characters are sweet and the plot is punchy.



    • The Escapists was lent to me as part of a mutual BKV exchange with my neighbor. (He borrowed my copy of Pride of Baghdad.) I haven't yet read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay but know a little bit about it. The Escapists is tied into Chabon's story as an extra bit of ephemera: the hero The Escapist is a Kavalier & Clay creation brought back to life by three aspiring comic writers/artists. There's Max Roth, who found his father's collection of Escapist memorabilia after he died w [...]


    • A new generation of Cleveland comic book creators try to reinventThe Escapist (fromMichael Chabon'sThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay) and reintroduce him to the general public with some questionable publicity stunts. Brian K. Vaughan, one of the best comic writers out there, nails so many parts of the book. He devotes plenty of time to explaining why Cleveland's home to so many real and imaginary comic book creators. His creative team is lifelike and (like always) uses entertaining lan [...]


    • The story itself has a literary bent to it, at least in terms of I could see a talented nerd in a writing workshop making this happen. We have:A Jewish orphan/writerInterest in a dead father's obsessionUse of inheritance money as a plot deviceSexual tension with a red-haired girlA kind friend with musclesMisdemeanors that turn into opportunitiesAND!A heavy-handed ending that explains what the real important things in life are.That all said, I did enjoy the book. It's meta in an entertaining, if [...]


    • Perhaps I came away feeling this was only okay because my expectations were so high; Kavalier and Clay was an amazing novel, and Brian K. Vaughan is one of my favorite comic writers. Unfortunately, the writing here is more on the cliche, slightly amateurish side a la Runaways instead of closer to Ex Machina or Y: The Last Man where Vaughan truly shines.That said, there's still plenty here to like. Chabon's intro is adorable and well-written as ever, the art is lovely in places (and the cover ill [...]


    • Genre: Comic Book I totally love this comic! It's loosely related to Michael Chabon's _The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay_, however, it's not necessary to have read that novel first in order to enjoy this comic - I haven't read it yet. _The Escapists_ is about three modern comic book creators (a writer, artist and letterer) in Cleveland and their attempts to revive the classic comic book hero The Escapist (originally created by the legendary Kavalier and Clay). Their story is interspers [...]


    • You pretty much can't go wrong with Brian K. Vaughan, and The Escapists is no exception. While Michael Chabon has turned the fictional comic hero of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay into its own little franchise of graphic novels, this one is sort of a sequel to Kavalier & Clay. The idea is that after his father's death, a young man discovers his father's treasure trove of Escapist comics and collectibles and becomes a fan of the series himself. With his friends, he sets out to [...]


    • Genre: Comic BookI totally love this comic! It's loosely related to Michael Chabon's _The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay_, however, it's not necessary to have read that novel first in order to enjoy this comic - I haven't read it yet._The Escapists_ is about three modern comic book creators (a writer, artist and letterer) in Cleveland and their attempts to revive the classic comic book hero The Escapist (originally created by the legendary Kavalier and Clay). Their story is interspersed [...]


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