Escape From New York #1

by RobertJCross on December 03, 2014

Written by: Christopher Sebela
Art by: Diego Barreto

Snake Plissken is one of the most badass individuals to ever grace the silver screen. This is not just an opinion from a die hard John Carpenter fan, but also the opinion of people the world over. You can imagine my excitement as I began delving into this very action packed comic about one of my childhood heroes. This issue picks up right after Snake destroys the "tape" from the EFNY movie. After he flees on a helicopter and raises hell over the lush landscape. Then he hitchhikes until he runs into a couple familiar faces if you're into the occult, Aleister Crowley and Anton LaVey (or at least people pretending to be them). This leads to some exposition about "The Twins" who are running Florida and that Snake should get there to live like a king because of his wanted status. We lose Thelema and are introduced to The Twins...Romulus and Remus...FADE OUT.

Sebela is an awesome writer and the story is stellar! That said, the dialouge was a bit muddled, but I think that was on purpose because of the 80s origins of EFNY. Snake had some good lines and I read it in Kurt Russell's voice, so it all worked. The occult and historic inner workings of the comic were also rather amazing and I was super happy while reading them. If you've done any research on any of the topics talked about in the background then you're in for treat. 

The art is catchy and Barreto does an excellent job of thrusting you into the action rather quickly. The art style is very modern, but it has some old school qualities in the lines that definitely work to bring into that 80s vibe of the film. Sanke's demeanor is captured fully and I recognized all the background characters enough to be entertained throughout. The landscapes were drawn beautifully and that made them a secondary character to Snake and everyone else, which I thought was really cool. Classic art.

I loved it and you'll love it too. PICK IT UP!!!

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