Volume 1 picks up right at the end of where Escape from New York ends and follows Snake as he heads south to Florida, which has seceded from the Union. The state is led by spoiled, twin teenage brothers with a warped sense of freedom and an obsession with Snake, but it is the one place that police will not follow Snake. Yeah, the cops may not have followed, but trouble did. And, some of that trouble is stirred up as a result of Snake's unique charm and wit.
Sebela and Barreto pen and visualize a fun, over-the-top story that is fast paced and includes numerous pithy one-liners. The cast of characters are many and colorful; everyone wants something from Snake, but often to the detriment of their own lives. The twin boys and their guardian, Meemaw, are fascinating characters that readers will love to hate. Barreto's art blends bold lines and an overwhelming amount of black, reminiscent of Frank Miller and commercial artist Aidan Hughes, also known as Brute (album cover artist for KMFDM). The artistic style complements Sebela's story and, by extension, the strong-willed and unforgettable Snake Plissken.
Louise's colors are subtle, and she incorporates muted, earthy tones, allowing the story to shine. Dukeshire's letters are crisp, uniform, and flow well with the visuals. They are also easy to read, which is always a plus. Bradstreet's covers round out the creative team; his covers are bold and channel the spirit of Snake from the original Escape from New York film. BOOM! Studios' trade paperback is a worthy entry in furthering Plissken's canon.