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Michael Chabon Presents.The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Volume 3 (SIGNED)

Chabon, Michael

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ISBN 10: 1593074921 / ISBN 13: 9781593074920
Published by Dark Horse Comics, Milwaukie, OR, 2006
Condition: As New Soft cover
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As new in wrappers. A 1st edition/1st printing with full number line. Signed by author (Michael Chabon) on title page with a drawing of a key. The covers are clean and bright and the edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark, NOT ex-lib. Bookseller Inventory # 007396

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Title: Michael Chabon Presents.The Amazing ...

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics, Milwaukie, OR

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This volume of The Escapist collects issues five and six of the popular, Eisner Award winning quarterly series and features the late Will Eisner's return to the Spirit, in a crossover tale with the Escapist! Fans of classic comics will not want to miss what became Eisner's last comics work, completed just two weeks before the death of the legendary comics godfather. Also in this volume is the comics writing debut of award-winning author and Guggenheim fellow Chris Offutt, illustrated by Thomas Yeates. Dan Best and Eddie Campbell contribute a fully painted story from the 1939 World's Fair in Empire City, and 2004 Russ Manning Award winner Eric Wight brings a polemic story from writer Jason Hall to life. Among the other notable contributors are Howard Chaykin, Paul Grist, Shawn Martinbrough, David Hahn, Roy Thomas, Matt Wagner and indie stalwarts Jeffrey Brown and Jason!

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The latest collection of the comic-book series chronicling the exploits of the superhero created by the young protagonists of Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000) includes comics legend Will Eisner's last story. While definitely a minor effort, it fittingly features Eisner's famed creation the Spirit, seldom seen during Eisner's latter years (the Escapist rescues him from archfoe P'Gell). The rest of the stories, which purport to be from various eras of the Escapist's long publishing history but are actually the work of some of today's top comics writers and artists, are the usual mixed bag. Howard Chaykin indulges his affinity for the 1940s with a tale set in occupied Paris, and a contemporary story by Kevin McCarthy and Shawn Martinbrough finds the Escapist battling to free minds in a North Korea-like dictatorship. Most interesting--and illustrative of the admirable anything-goes nature of the series--is alternative cartoonist Jeffrey Brown's depiction of the superhero as a naive romantic drawn in the primitive, awkward style of Brown's disarming autobiographical comics. Gordon Flagg
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