Comic Book Publisher Teases ‘Escape from New York’ Graphic Novel.
This morning Boom! Studios released the visual teaser above, indicating the announcement of yet another John Carpenter comic book, this time with ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. Just a few months ago, the comic book publisher brought over another Carpenter film to the graphic novel medium, with the cult classic BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Today’s announcement was the fourteenth in Booms planned 15 Announcements Before Comic-Con campaign, and adds yet another film and television franchise to their growing line of licensed books that also includes RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, SONS OF ANARCHY, and TWO GUNS.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is set in a time where crime is rampant and NYC has essentially been converted to a maximum security prison after a natural disaster has detached the island. After terrorists hijack Air Force One and crash-land in Manhattan, the incarcerated felons manage to capture the president. Former special forces soldier and the recently convicted Snake Plissken is offered a deal granting him a full pardon is he manages to rescue the commander-in-chief while also retrieving a tape that is essential to foreign relations between the United States, the Soviet Union, and the People’s Republic of China.