Thursday, August 10, 2006
The Escapists by Brian K Vaughan & Phillip Bond
This is a weird one.
The Escapist is a character from the great novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (wiki).
This series is one of those mess with your head meta-fiction things.
It's set in our time, talks about all the comic book characters and creators we know (Bendis, Pekar, Siegel & Shuster). The fictional title character finds his dad's collection of comics about the Escapist, a comic-book about an escape artist hero from the 30s. and goes out to publish his adventures. More than this he decides to enlist his friend to dress up as the Escapist and make public appearances.
And the first issue is just fantastic fun, Vaughan's story is great, Phillip Bond's art is, as usual, wonderful and playful and fun.
This is one of these series' that the whole of Nostalgia & Comics has fallen in love with and we would really appreciate it if you could join in with us.