Saturday, August 01, 2009

The Escapist

All of my favorite super-hero comic books are in part great because they were written for adults, not young teens. (Examples include Astro City, Planetary, and Watchmen.)

A new addition to this fold is The Escapist. Fortunately, the city library has the first three collections. Unfortunately, most of the stories were so-so and forgettable. Based on the comic's background, I expect that those stories that failed to "grab" me were actually full of fun references to old comic books of which I was ignorant. But each collection had a few stories that made me glad I spent some time reading them.

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