Amazing Adventures of the Escapist TPB (2004-2006 Dark Horse) comic books 2002-2004
Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Escapist (2004) #1-2. By Michael Chabon, Glen David Gold, Howard Chaykin, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kyle Baker, Jim Starlin, Gene Colan, Steve Lieber, Scott Morse, Eric Wight, Kevin McCarthy, and Mike Baron. Cover by Chris Ware. 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! Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 152 pages, full color. Cover price $17.95.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Escapist (2004) #3-4. Cover by Matt Kindt. Following in the footsteps of the massively successful Volume One, the second volume of Michael Chabon Presents the Amazing Adventures of the Escapist collects issues three and four of the likewise popular quarterly series. Among the stories in this volume: "To Reign in Hell" by Brian K. Vaughan and Roger Petersen; "Heil and Fear Well" by Marv Wolfman, Joe Staton, and R. Sikoryak; "The Trial of Judy Dark" by Kevin McCarthy and Dean Haspiel; "The EscapeNot" by Paul Hornschemeier; "Escapist 2966" by Stuart Moore and Steve Conley; "The Boy Who Would Be the Escapist" by Kevin McCarthy and C. Scott Morse; and "Chain reaction" by Matt Kindt. Plus historical text by Roy Thomas and a bevy of pinups by Mike Mignola, John Cassaday, Farel Dalrymple, Jim Mahfood, and more! Softcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $17.95.