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“You know, it’s a pretty amazing planet we live on here and a man would have to be some kind of fool to think that there isn’t”…pent up demand for action-packed stories that follow one of the biggest cult classic films of all time!
Remember that quote? Like Jack Burton at the Pork Chop Express, were you born ready?
Follow me after the jump if you were born ready for Big Trouble in Little China #1!
Big Trouble in Little China #1
Written by: John Carpenter and Eric Powell
Illustrated by: Brian Churilla
Published by: Boom! Studios
One of the greatest cult classic films of all time, Big Trouble in Little China, starring Kurt Russell, directed by John Carpenter and released in the summer of 1986, was a complete box office failure. It grossed just slightly over $11 million in North America – but cost the studio approximately $20 million! Still, time has most certainly been kind to the film.
Everyone knows the story of Jack Burton and his heroic escapades in San Francisco’s Little China, fighting demons and warlocks and an underground slave trade whilst saving the beautiful green-eyed fiancée of his best friend and verbally sparring with an awesome (and absolutely gorgeous) Kim Cattrall.
If you haven’t seen it, get on Burton’s Pork Chop Express with the rest of us!
Although the story was credited to a number of screenwriters (including W.D. Richter, who directed another cult classic, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension), John Carpenter was the big draw. And now he’s back, co-writing the first new official Big Trouble story since the original film! Joining Carpenter on the writing is super fan and comic book fan-favourite, Eric Powell (The Goon) as well as artist Brian Churilla (The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun).
Taking place right where the cult movie ends, there’s more magic and mystery and demons and, of course, kung-fu in Big Trouble in Little China#1. It’s definitely going to be a fun romp!
Word is that Big Trouble in Little China #1 is already one of Boom! Studios biggest sellers this year. It’ll take “crackerjack timing” to get your hands on a copy, so make the run to your local comic book shop now!