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The Escapists #6

December 16, 2006

Quick Rating: Great

The fate of the Escapist is sealed.

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Jason Shawn Alexander, Eduardo Barreto & Steve Rolston
Colors: Matt Hollingsworth, Dan Jackson, Dave Stewart
Letters: Tom Orzechowski
Editor: Diana Schutz
Cover Art: Steve Rolston
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Last issue, Denny Jones wound up not only in jail, but attacked and bleeding to death on the floor of his cell. This issue, Max Roth does what he has to do to save his friend – no matter the cost to himself.

The spoilers for this book begin practically on the first page, so it’s hard to discuss the plot much further beyond that. Brian K. Vaughan has managed to bring our three characters to a very unexpected but very logical conclusion. It’s something that’s satisfying on absolutely every level, even if it does very firmly close off this story, precluding any sequels or continuation. In the end, Vaughan manages to tell a story that’s both about characters, legacies and art itself. It’s one of the best miniseries of the year.

The artwork, by Jason Shawn Alexander, Eduardo Barreto and Steve Rolston, all work for the different aspects of the story, including the “real world” and two separate “fictional” styles.

This has been an absolutely fantastic miniseries, a worthy sequel to the original Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay novel, and something any fan of that book would find worth reading.

Rating: 9/10

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