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Preview: Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack Vol. 1 SC

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist: Greg Smallwood
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $16.99

  • From John Carpenter (director of Big Trouble in Little China, Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York) and Anthony Burch (writer of Borderlands 2) comes the story of old man Jack Burton’s final ride in the Pork-Chop Express.
  • The year is 2020, and hell is literally on Earth. Ching Dai, sick of relying on screw-ups like Lo Pan to do his bidding, has broken the barriers between Earth and the infinite hells, and declared himself ruler of all.
  • Sixty-year-old Jack Burton is alone in a tiny corner of Florida with only his broken radio to talk to, until one day it manages to pick up a message. Someone is out there in the hellscape, and they know a way to stop Ching Dai.
  • Collects issues #1-4.

BOOM! Announces Legacy Editions

BOOM! Studios has announced the introduction of an all-new Legacy Edition softcover format, collecting every issue of the most popular BOOM! Studios series in chronological order and in a newly designed, value priced format for the very first time.

The first  Legacy Edition softcover collections will arrive in late 2018, beginning with a top-secret, currently unannounced series, and then continue into 2019 with top pop culture franchises including:

SONS OF ANARCHY

Kurt Sutter, the visionary behind Sons of Anarchy, delivers the epic outlaw story of Charming’s most notorious biker gang in this official tie in to the hit television series, collected in this all new format for the first time!

With stories taking place between Seasons 3 and 4, and running parallel to Season 6 of the hit show, writers Christopher Golden (B.P.R.D.) and Ed Brisson (Old Man Logan) and illustrators Damian Couceiro (Iron Fist) and Jesús Hervás (Penny Dreadful) weave tales of SAMCRO attempting to keep the family together, while also staying one step ahead of the law.

  • Sons of Anarchy: Legacy Edition Book One, collecting Sons of Anarchy #1-14, on sale in January 2019
  • Sons of Anarchy: Legacy Edition Book Two, collecting Sons of Anarchy #15-25, on sale in April 2019
  • Sons of Anarchy: Legacy Edition Book Three, collecting Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original #1-12, on-sale in July 2019

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

Legendary director John Carpenter returns with Eric Powell (The Goon) and artist Brian Churilla (Secret History of D.B. Cooper) in the continuing adventures of Jack Burton, taking place mere moments after the ending to the cult-classic film.

Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway demon 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 an ancient sorcerer, 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: Legacy Edition Book One, collecting Big Trouble in Little China #1-12, on-sale in June 2019
  • Big Trouble in Little China: Legacy Edition Book Two, collecting Big Trouble in Little China #13-25, on-sale in September 2019
  • Big Trouble in Little China: Legacy Edition Book Three, collecting Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #1-12, on-sale in December 2019

Preview: Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack #10

Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack #10

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: John Carpenter & Anthony Burch
Artist: Jorge Corona
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Brett Parson
Action Figure Subscription Cover: Michael Adams & Marco D’Alfonso
Connecting Incentive Cover: Will Robson
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Ching Dai has been defeated… but a new evil lurks for Jack and Co. as they attempt to pick up the pieces of the hellpocalypse.

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China Novel Vol. 2: Big Trouble in Merrie Olde England HC

Big Trouble in Little China Novel Vol. 2: Big Trouble in Merrie Olde England HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matthew J. Elliott
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Cover Artist: Robert Sammelin
Price: $19.99

  • In this second Big Trouble in Little China illustrated prose novel, Jack Burton, Wang Chi, and Gracie Law are forced on an adventure to find the lost Excalibur sword, so they must traverse the mystical, topsy-turvy underbelly of England.
  • Hunted by the Wing Kong and the reanimated corpse of Lightning, the trio discovers that things are never as they seem.
  • Writer Matthew J. Elliott (RiffTrax, Big Trouble in Little China Illustrated Novel: Big Trouble in Mother Russia) and illustrator Jonas Scharf (War for the Planet of the Apes, Warlords of Appalachia) present a new chapter to the travails of cult hero Jack Burton!

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China Vol. 6 SC

Big Trouble in Little China Vol. 6 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Daniel Bayliss
Subscription Cover: Felipe Massafera
Price: $19.99

Snake and Jack go undercover to join David Lo Pan’s army.

Preview: The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China HC

The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Tara Bennett, Paul Terry
Cover Artist: Drew Struzan
Price: $39.99

We’ve shaken the pillars of Heaven and paid our dues to put together the only official, comprehensive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the 1986 cult classic film Big Trouble in Little China.

To commemorate the film’s 30th anniversary, we’ve assembled a wealth of material, including hundreds of never-before-seen photos, exclusive new cast and crew interviews, filming secrets behind the film’s iconic action sequences, original set designs, and much more!

Features a Foreword by Big Trouble in Little China director John Carpenter and an Afterword by Kurt Russell!

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Preview: Big Trouble in Little China Illustrated Novel: Big Trouble in Mother Russia HC

Big Trouble in Little China Illustrated Novel: Big Trouble in Mother Russia HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matthew J. Elliott
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Cover Artist: Oliver Barrett
Price: $19.99

Jack Burton from John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China returns in the cult-hit film’s first-ever illustrated novel: Big Trouble in Mother Russia.

A direct sequel to the 1986 classic, Jack is back and he’s brought some old friends—and a few enemies—along for an adventure that will shake the pillars of Heaven. Literally.

Kidnapped and dropped into communist Russia, Jack and his best friend Wang must survive the KGB, the Russian mafia, the ancient Chinese Wing Kong, and a series of fantastical horrors if they ever want to get home.

With the help of Gracie Law and Egg Shen, they will have to unlock a centuries-old mystery that could tear apart the very fabric of reality in order to survive

From author Matthew J. Elliott (RiffTrax; Doctor Who: Maker of Demons), Big Trouble in Mother Russia adds a compelling new chapter to the travails of cult hero Jack Burton! With illustrations from Elena Casagrande (Hulk; X-Files Season 10).

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Loot Crate’s November Theme is Magical

Want to see a magic trick? Loot Crate has gathered together the greatest wizards, witchers, sorcerer supremes, and enthralling enchanters for this month’s bewitching MAGICAL theme.

Loot Crate‘s theme this November is “Magical.”

In this box there’s an “enchantingly Strange collectible,” a “record for your prophetic visions,” and a “magical professional apparel,” and more featuring Doctor Strange, Big Trouble in Little China, Game of Thrones, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

You can pre-order the box now.

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Review: Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York #1

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Writer Greg Pak serves up some serious magic in this BOOM! Studios crossover comic. In part one of this six issue story arc we find the one and only Jack Burton riding along with his usual confident swagger with ghost world Lo Pan riding shotgun.

Things take a turn for the weird when his truck is sucked into a mystical wormhole bringing him face to face with an alternate world. In a case of mistaken identity, bad guys assume he’s the mega bad ass Snake Plisskin. In an attempt to keep himself and his sidekick alive he plays along until he can get to safety.

Turns out the Wang Chi doppelgänger of this world has used some magical artifacts to bring forth the baddest mofo he can think of Snake Plisskin. Unfortunately, his lack of Madarin skills and time may have summoned the wrong antihero. Which as far as I am concerned is an easy mistake, Kurt Russell was the biggest bad ass of the 80s/90s,  these two classics combined are great but, there’s also Tango and Cash to contend with.

But, alter-Wang may not have gotten it all wrong after all because in a bar in the badlands sits Snake Plisskin getting his drink on and listening to a radio. After a bit of action, Plissken eventually sets off on a hunt for the FauxSnake.

Snake is not down with the copy cat version of himself stealing his thunder and rocking his name. When the two finally link up you get a real life split screen version of two amazing characters and realize just how alike they are. The baddies are now at the gate, Snake, who always loves a fight, is down with the challenge and Jack is on board in an attempt to grab at the glory.

Overall this was a killer comic and I can’t wait to see how this arc plays out. The writing and scenes are very 80s John Carpenter and that makes the premise even doper!

Daniel Bayliss serves up classic 80s comic book art making every panel magic. It’s a real page-turner and anyone who digs Carpenter’s work , Snake or Jack will love the homage, artistry and style. It is the best kind of throwback and the mashup to end all mashups. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Daniel Bayliss
Story: 7.8 Art: 8 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China Vol. 4 TP

Big Trouble in Little China Vol. 4 TP

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Joe Eisma
Cover Artist: Eric Powell
Price: $16.99

Thrust from 1986 into modern times, Jack Burton faces his strangest adventure yet. His friends are all old and someone sold his truck! With the help of an all-empowered Gracie Law and Wang’s excessively snarky daughter, Winona, the hunt is on to reclaim Jack’s true love…the Pork-Chop Express. Collects issues #13-16.

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