Escapists HC (2007 Dark Horse) comic books 2007
1st printing. Collects Escapists (2006) #1-6. Written by Brian K. Vaughan. Art by Steve Rolsto, Philip Bond, Jason Shawn Alexander, and Eduardo Barreto. Wizard Top Ten and multiple Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan tells the tale of three aspiring comics creators with big dreams, small cash, and publishing rights to one forgotten Golden Age hero-The Escapist! Inspired by Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, this is Vaughan's love letter to his chosen medium, a story about what it takes to start out with nothing in Cleveland, Ohio and end up with a comic so hot a major corporation wants to steal it from you! Brilliantly interweaving the lives of the creators with the world of their creation, artists Steve Rolston and Philip Bond bring the comic-booking trio Maxwell Roth, Case Weaver, and Denny Jones to life, while the inimitable Jason Shawn Alexander and Eduardo Barreto illustrate the thrilling trials and exciting extrications of the new-and old-Escapist! This high-end hardcover features new introduction by Michael Chabon! Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 144 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.