Escape from New York #1

Escape from New York #1

Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Diego Barreto Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 2
6.3Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

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!

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Dec 3, 2014

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

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Dec 9, 2014

    Escape from New York is a balls-to-the-wall action-packed fun ride of a comic. Longtime fans of the film will eat it up and newcomers will instantly fall in love with the bad boy Snake Plissken as he shoots, punches, and explodes his way into your heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Dec 2, 2014

    What else can I really say except buy this book if you are a die-hard fan of the movie. It serves as a bridge between the two films and fills in those gaps between different parts of Snake's life. As a Kurt Russel fan I'll give this book a solid B+ and let it tide me over until the long-awaited Captain Ron comic book adaptation comes out. Come on BOOM! I know you guys have it circled on a whiteboard with a ‘maybe'at your office! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Adam Gomolisky Dec 2, 2014

        The story is an awesome tradition to the franchise, although there were a few missteps. In the panels on the first page, it was a bit hard to understand what was going on. It wasn't until later that I saw the full picture. The color tones were consistent with the genre; however some brighter explosions or blood during action sequences would make for some good contrast. Lastly, I feel that the names Romulus and Remus as names or the founders of Florida are a bit on the nose. It does raise a couple questions, though. If Romulus and Remus created Florida, then who was their wolf, and what will they fight over? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Dec 2, 2014

    It is no easy task to take older cult classic movies and try to continue that story in a comic. Some are more successful than others. Especially when it's a movie that's over 20 years old, you have to worry if there is still a fan base out there. Escape From New York has started off on the right foot so far. This first issue got right into the story with no hand holding, but was still easy to follow. Readers who aren't familiar with Snake Plissken might not get as much joy out of reading this issue. This is for fans who want more of Snake's adventures while getting a bigger glimpse into the state of the world that Escape From New York takes place in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Dec 3, 2014

    BOOM! Studios is on a roll lately with their reimagined licensed properties and Escape From New York is no exception. Go out and get this one before Snake has to come and pay you a visit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Dec 3, 2014

    Escape from New York #1 is action-packed and explores the character of Snake through his in-the-moment decision making. Diego Barreto uses a unique style giving a different point of view for almost every panel. However, it takes a bit to get into the story especially if you have not seen the movie. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Cassandra Clarke Dec 4, 2014

    A cult-classic favorite reawakened to stir up more trouble without anyone's permission; full-throttle fun with just the right amount of exhaust fumes and bullet shells to play in while smiling like yes, indeed, you do not have any idea of what kind of payback is coming, and no, you probably cannot afford it, but probably do deserve it Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 6, 2014

    Escape From New York is nearly thirty-five years old. Can there still be an audience for this movie to support a comic book? Based on the contents of the comic, it might not matter because this is an action packed issue that leaves the film behind immediately. It stands on its own, making it extremely reader friendly. I enjoyed this issue and definitely plan to check out the future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Dec 3, 2014

    "Escape From New York" #1 is a first issue that takes its time to build the world around it. It's a fine introduction to fans new and old to the property and nails the tone of the main character. However, it's far from anything new. The real treat is to see how well Christopher Sebela's style compliments this world. With future issues taking us into the great unknown of this crazy and fucked up version of the United States, I have no doubt this book will become legendary. As it stands it's merely a heavy-handed reminder of a movie I loved. But one things for sure, "Escape from New York" will kick your ass out of the world. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Dec 2, 2014

    Overall, while it may not quite live up to the hype, this is still a solid opening salvo for the new series, and contains more than enough meat for fans of the franchise to get their teeth into. I'm definitely curious to see where the story goes from here, and as a die-hard fan of cheesy 80's action, I'm planning on sticking with this one " at least for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 3, 2014

    A better direction with the art would have saved this issue. As it stands the story and dialogue are really good and capture the vibe of the world, but don't try to mimic it in a way that's annoying. The art, while decent, sinks the book. The strange gaps in action and the overall awkwardness of the panels chosen really leave a lot to be desired. Hopefully that art improves because otherwise this is going to be one difficult series to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Dec 5, 2014

    "Escape from New York" #1 is a thematically impeccable, technically average issue that stews with exciting ideas. As it moves forward, I hope it will build on the strength and momentum of those ideas to enhance the characterization and flow. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Angie Wood Dec 15, 2014

    The story so far is thin and the art doesn't do much for me either. I'm going to keep reading because I'm a fan of the movie and I wish for good things to come from this comic. I can't help but feel that neither of the duo behind this really know their character and should probably go back and watch both movies. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Dec 2, 2014

    Although minus a compelling narrative at this early stage, and with Christopher Sebela on writing duties, this series can and hopefully will come good in the long run. An intriguing last few panels have helped retain my interest, but I had expected quite a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    We The Nerdy - Ben Ecker Dec 8, 2014

    In addition, the art makes many sections almost indecipherable. There's a helicopter dogfight early on in the book, and I honestly have no idea what was supposed to have occurred during it. This general theme, of the art making the action incredibly confusing, is present throughout the book; things just always feel at least somewhat confusing. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 11, 2016

    Fans of Escape from New York should give this book a wide berth because it is not the sequel they want or deserve.  Christopher Sebela's script just has Snake go through the motions and while there are a couple of cool ideas, nothing is explored at all.  Add to that, confusing art that doesn't fit the book at all and you get a series off to a disastrous start. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Den Of Geek! - Chris Cummins Dec 3, 2014

    Ultimately, the first issue of Escape from New York is one whose ambition is overwritten by an inherent need to get exposition out of the way so that the story can detatch itself from its source material and become its own thing. (An approach that has worked brilliantly with the Big Trouble in Little China book). We are cautiously optimistic to see where things go from this point forward. But hey, if it doesn't get better there's always the chance that BOOM! will get the They Live license, right? Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 13, 2014

    I was on fire for this book, given the excellent way BOOM! Studios has brought Big Trouble In Little China to comics, but this snuffed out any joy that could be had. A silly “comic book” plot, the wrong artist, and the wrong colorist. This book would convince someone to neverwatch the film. A franchise killer. So disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Cosmic Ray Dec 5, 2014

    Good to see the Snake back.

  • 2.0
    Educated Reader Dec 10, 2014

    As they say, don't judge a book by its cover (although I should have been prepared when I saw Sebela's name on it). It's as weak and discombobulated as Sebela's other works, including Ghost and Dead Letters. The story is too fast-paced for its own good and character development is nil. If you want good action-packed 80's scifi based of a movie, read Williamson's RoboCop. IMMEDIATE DROP!

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