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Snake Plissken Comics : I Thought Your Franchise Was Dead!
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© Joe Crowe
August 01, 2002

"Snake Plissken! I thought you were dead!" -- Several times during Escape From New York

Kurt Russell's action hero Snake Plissken, from the sci-fi movies Escape from New York and Escape From L.A., is coming to comics. The movies are about a gritty future where Snake shoots and blows up thugs and other dirty bastards.

The movie's director John Carpenter, producer Debra Hill, and star Kurt Russell are all involved in launching a franchise for Snake. The comic will start in spring of 2003, called John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles, says the press release.

The team behind Image Comics' Violent Messiahs book will produce the Snake Plissken comic. William O'Neill, who co-created Messiahs, will write, and VM artist Tone Rodriguez will draw.

Hill says that novels, a video game, and an anime feature are planned for 2003 and 2004.

I really dug Snake Plissken and the Escape movies.

But the best news: We're all one step closer to comics for Tango & Cash and Overboard (Goldie Hawn falls off the boat—every month!).

RevolutionSF's Joe Crowe wishes he had an eyepatch. Or Goldie Hawn. Or both.

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