Hard Case Crime’s ‘Frank Lee, After Alcatraz’ Offers An Alt-History Take On ‘Escape From Alcatraz’

by Olly MacNamee

Frank Lee, After Alcatraz is a new alt-history take on one of the most infamous American true-crime stories. Immortalised by Clint Eastwood in the 1979 film, Escape From Alcatraz, writer David Hasteda and artist Ludovic Chesnot imagine just what bank robber Frank Lee’s life might have been like after his daring escape in this new graphic novel from Hard Case Crime.

“On June 11th 1962, bank robber Frank Lee Morris performed the most daring feat of them all: escaping from Alcatraz. He was never found, presumed to have drowned in San Francisco Bay. The FBI’s case remains open to this day.

But what if he survived that fateful night? A free man. A second chance. What did he do then? Follow Frank in this stunning graphic novel on his journey from villainous convict to finding sanctuary and starting a new life, full of heartache, sorrow and a profound bittersweet acceptance.” 

Frank Lee, After Alcatraz is out Wednesday July 12th from Titan Comics/Hard Case Crime

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