While 80s movie fans await the inevitable news that Big Trouble in Little China will be either remade or rebooted as a franchise with a younger, handsomer Jack Burton, it was announced today that director John Carpenter is returning to the 1986 cult classic starring Kurt Russell, only this time in comic book form. That's right, ol' Jack Burton will live again in a series of all-new adventures featuring some of the movie's best characters. Coolest part is, it picks up with Jack's hideous hitchhiker as seen at the thrilling climax of the original movie, creating what is essentially a true sequel that takes place at Wang's wedding. In stores June 4th!
Here is the official press release and cover art gallery:
Said BOOM! Studios Editor-In-Chief Matthew Gagnon.
"It's already been a rewarding journey bringing ol' Jack Burton back for new adventures and we're just barely getting started. 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 Powell and Brian Churilla 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.