I went to Alcatraz this weekend with some out-of-town visitors (and before anyone asks, no, they didn’t try to keep me there), and one of the items available in the gift shop was an Escape from Alcatraz comic. It’s about the 1962 escape of Frank Morris and brothers Clarence and John Anglin, which was dubbed “The Dummy Head Breakout.” The trio designed fake heads out of things like soap and toilet paper, to trick the guards into thinking they were asleep all night, then snuck out through the vents they’d been widening for about seven months.
They were never seen again. The story has been recounted in other books and in the 1979 movie starring Clint Eastwood.
The comic was created by writer Sara Ryan, artist Steve Lieber and colorist Jeff Parker. You can buy the book either on Alcatraz or via the online store.
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