Staff Picks (Feb14): Escapo
Jan 22, 2014
Publisher: Z2 Comics
Z2 Comics is doing the comic world a great service by reprinting Paul Pope’s (Battling Boy) classic masterpiece Escapo. A flawless amalgamation of beautifully rendered, kinetic artwork and emotionally evocative, poetic narrative, Escapo is a true testament to Pope’s unparalleled abilities as a comics creator—abilities that have made Pope’s high energy and highly introspective works, and now Escapo, essential additions to any reader’s library!
With its pages of literal death-defying stunts and moments of soft contemplation, the reader cannot help but sympathize with big-top escape artist, Escapo. In fact, what makes this graphic novel such a great book beside the immense amount of tangible energy and emotion Pope infuses into the story, is the fact that this is a story that everyone can enjoy and, in many ways, everyone can relate to.
Escapo is a timeless tale and with the release of Z2 Comic’s remastered and fully-colored hardcover edition, new readers will have the opportunity to see what makes Paul Pope such an iconic creator, and long-time fans will have many new and exciting things to (re)discover!
~ Caitlin McCabe
In Stores: 4/9/14