The Kavalier and Clay universe by Michael Chabon.

Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of The Escapist, Volume 3"

2014-08-03 · in Books, The Escapist · 52 words

Third anthology of Escapist comics, and the final one to date — the best of the three, I think. I particularly liked Another Man's Escape and The Final Curtain, but all the stories are strong and there's a range of interesting art styles.

Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of The Escapist, Volume 2"

2014-08-02 · in Books, The Escapist · 48 words

Second collection of Escapist stories; not as much to my taste as the first. The Boy Who Would Be The Escapist by Kevin McCarthy and C. Scott Morse is my favourite here; the cigarette-cards cover is also nicely done.

Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of The Escapist, Volume 1" (reread)

2014-07-06 · in Books, The Escapist · 88 words

It would clearly be a shame not to try and realise some of the Radio Comics stories from Kavalier and Clay, and that's exactly what this Dark Horse series is doing, with a variety of guest artists and writers playing Sammy, Joe and Rosa at various stages of their careers. There's some really nice artwork here; in particular, the Luna Moth stories drawn by Bill Sienkiewicz and Dan Brereton, and the lost Escapist story illustrated by Gene Colan.

Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" (reread)

2014-07-06 · in Books, The Escapist · 90 words

Michael Chabon's Great American Novel (and well-deserved winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize), exploring the lightly-fictionalised Golden Age comics industry in wartime New York through the eyes of cousins Sam Clay and Joe Kavalier, writer and author of The Escapist. This is a fantastic piece of work, deftly demonstrating Chabon's skill with a wide range of genres and milieus; highly recommended.

Those after more background may like to visit Michael Chabon's web site circa 2001, courtesy of the Internet Archive.

Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of The Escapist, Volume 1"

2011-12-03 · in Books, The Escapist · 10 words

Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"

2011-12-01 · in Books, The Escapist · 10 words

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