Escape From New York 1

The crime rate in the United States has risen 400 percent.  After humiliating the President in front of
the world and destroying America’s one chance to end World War III, Snake
Plissken has become America’s Most Wanted man in a land of criminals and the
insane.  Everyone wants Snake dead.  Luckily, Snake knows the feeling all too well.
 War hero.  Outlaw.  Renegade.  Snake’s back!
This one appears to be an adaptation of the movie of the
same name.  As someone who’s never seen
the movie, I can’t really say as to the accuracy of the translation, so I can
be completely subjective here.  The story
was written with a real sense of the ‘80’s, which I appreciate because it’s one
of my favorite decades.  From the
dialogue to the over-the-top action, it just screams nostalgia.  With that being said, the story does tend to
get a bit choppy as it jumps from one action shot to the next leaving things a
little hard to follow at times.  I’m sure
this works a lot better on film, but on paper, a few extra transition cues
couldn’t hurt.  It’s tricky trying to do
a comic adaptation of a movie, because there’s so much going on, how do you
know which moment you want to capture in order to progress the printed
story?  Christopher Sebela almost has it
in my opinion, but from a reader’s perspective, a little embellishing could go a
long way.  The artwork by Diego Barreto
worked well with the story.  His style
gave it a nice retro feel and captured the essence of Snake Plissken rather
well.  If anything at all, this issue has
gotten me curious about the movie and if it’s as good/if not better than the
comic then I’m sure it’s worth the watch.

For fans of Escape From New York, this series will probably do it justice. Although it doesn’t completely translate well to printed form, it still encapsulates what made the movie great in the first place. And for all of those who were ever curious about the movie this series will serve as great gateway to what looks like a pretty cool 80’s action film. So, go snag your copy today, or Snake Plissken will be looking for you! For more info on where to find this issue, visit the Boom! Studios website, or the Boom! Studios Facebook page.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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