"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon is one of the
best few novels ever written about the "golden age" of comic books in the 40s and 50s. The main superhero in the novel is The Escapist, and now, the adventures of The Escapist are available as comic books. Neato.
Dark Horse will be publishing the first issue of "Michael Chabon Presents: The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist #1", available December 17, 2003. The first issue is written by Michael Chabon and drawn by Howard Chaykin.
The series will chronicle stories of The Escapist as the ownership of the character passed from publisher to publisher over the decades.
Leaping onto center stage from the wings of comics history comes that dazzling Master of Elusion, foe of tyranny, and champion of liberation--the Escapist. Operating from a secret headquarters under the boards of the Empire Theater, the Escapist and his crack team of associates roam the globe performing amazing feats of magic and coming to the aid of all those who languish in the chains of oppression. The history of the Escapist's creators, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay was recently chronicled in Michael Chabon's Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Now the best of the Escapist's adventures are collected into a giant 80-page anthology for all to enjoy.