Today kiddies is a nice treat. This book doesn’t have too many pages. Heck, it doesn’t have too many words.
It’s a comic book.
Not just any comic book, mind you. It’s Michael Chabon Presents The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Volume 3). Like it’s predeceeding volumes, this is a collection of stories based on the character The Escapist, from Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
This slim volume, published by Dark Horse, is very entertaining. Each story is written by a different member of the comics community, like the late great Will Eisner (The Spirit makes a cameo). Also, each story has a different artist drawing it, so the look varies greatly.
One of my favorite parts of the book (apart from the art) are the pseudo-historical essays about The Escapist and his importance in comic book history. They’re a lot of fun, especially if you know a bit about that subject (I don’t know too much, but I did write an essay on the history of Marvel Comics that got me into college. True story).
Blogger’s block vanquished.