“Big Trouble In Little China” Returns From John Carpenter & Eric Powell!

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It’s official, Eric Powell (“The Goon”) will revive John Carpenter’s classic action/adventure “Big Trouble In Little China” as a new ongoing comic book series from BOOM! Studios. The publisher tells that Powell and artist Brian Churilla have been working closely with Carpenter to make sure the book stays true to the original. The first issue drops on June 4th.

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From the press release:

May 7, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – “You know what ol’ Jack Burton always says at a time like this?” This June, BOOM! Studios will tell you just what ol’ Jack Burton says in his continuing adventures in BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, a new, ongoing series from comics favorites Eric Powell (The Goon) and Brian Churilla (The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun). The cult-classic film combined ‘80s supernatural action with ‘70s kung-fu flicks, and BOOM! has the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working alongside Powell to bring that over-the-top spirit to the comic.

“It’s already been a rewarding journey bringing ol’ Jack Burton back for new adventures and we’re just barely getting started,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon. “I have fond memories of watching BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, cracking up at Jack Burton and his plight. I always thought there were so many more stories to tell with that character and the world he inhabits. So putting together the amazing team of Eric and Brian for this series, along with the guidance of John Carpenter, has been a dream come true. Now everybody can truly relax. Jack’s here.”

Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway hiding on his rig, The Pork Chop Express, but that soon becomes the least of his troubles. He helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the clutches of a demon, but now the wedding has been invaded by more evil forces with one thing on their minds—revenge against Jack Burton!

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 arrives in comic shops on June 4th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code APR140960. The main cover is illustrated by Eric Powell, and retailer incentive covers by Joe Quinones (whose covers for issues #1-4 will connect), Chris Weston (The Filth, The Invisibles), and Terry Dodson (X-Men), will be available in limited quantities. Additionally, an ultra-limited variant illustrated by Emi Yonemura Brown featuring Jack Burton’s iconic tank top will also be available. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

  • Seth

    Its such a shame they didnt make enough money to warrant a sequel. This was on of my favorite movies as a kid.

  • baronterror

    this is actually no shite my favourite movie every. I am on this comic. Even if it is shite (and it cannot probably be shite) I will support it for as long as it goes on.

  • paulj

    Scared the hell out of me for a moment there, I thought you were talking remake and Big Trouble would be in my top ten last/worst remake choices. Jack (that would happen to me) Burton is a wonderful creation, the whole flick is an amazing work esp considering it had real problems in the making.
    Been ages since I bought a comic and I wish these guys the best of luck with this sooooo. June the fourth then!

  • Adam Clifton

    I don’t want a comic. I want a sequel to the movie. Is it possible for a Big Trouble In Little China 2?

  • CobaltRaine

    One of my absolute favorite movies. I thought they were talking remake, I was about to flip my shit.

  • J. Philip vanHeijkoop

    Cool I love The Goon. I do hope it doesn’t turn out in ‘fan fiction’ that just rehases stuff from the movie (like with The Army of Darkness – it’s the same story, but now he’s in the future -)