The Snake Plissken Chronicles
"Dead Man's Switch"
Escape from New York #12 (BOOM Studios)
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Šimić
Colorist: Marissa Louise
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover A: Jason Copland
A jerk in a jet car versus F-14 fighter
Johnny face off in fisticuffs and Snake allows Johnny to beat
him up. He's saving his "fight back" for the U.S. jets heading
to bomb New York. Johnny then agrees to Snake's insane plan to
merge the rocket car and the Gulffire jet glider into one
aircraft, which Snake then pilots in combat against a pair of
F-14 fighter jets flying into NYC for a bombing run. Snake
defeats the F-14s, then maneuvers the former president/duke into
his own downfall in the eyes of his followers.
CONTINUED IN ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
The issues of this series do not have published individual
titles assigned to them. I assigned the title
"Dead Man's Switch" as it conforms to Snake's actions in
Characters appearing in this
The Duke of New York (former President Harker)
On page 10,
Johnny says, "Paul Revere time," as he and the Lenape
Indians ride through New York shouting, "The Americans are
coming!" Paul Revere (1734-1818) was a Patriot of the
American Revolution who warned the Colonial militias of the
approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington
and Concord. Popular legend says he rode through the
countryside at those times shouting, "The British are
Coming!" though his actual warnings came much more
clandestinely, requiring secrecy.
The rigged-together Gulffire/rock-car combo craft is called
the Hellfire by the Lenape mechanics.
On page 13, President Sutter and Snake exchange the
Sutter: Plissken! You can't stop this. You're dead!
Snake: Yeah. Everyone seems to think that.
The U.S. fighter jets that Snake engages in the jet car
appear to be F-14s.
On page 20, followers of the New Church of Satan watch the
former president's speech. This is presumably the same
Satanic church that the Satanists who appeared in
"Public Enemy No. 1"
were part of; the woman sitting on the throne looks similar
to Jayne from that issue. The other viewers shown in
different locations on this page are also associated with
past issues of the
Escape from New York comic book.
The man in Tunguska looks to be Anton
On page 22, the following exchange takes place:
Convenience store clerk: You look familiar. Holy--are
you Snake Plissken?
Snake: No. I'm nobody. Besides, from what I hear...Snake
Plissken is dead."
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