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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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Escape From New York and Big Trouble in Little China Crossover Thanks to BOOM!

It’s a double dose of Kurt Russell as BOOM! Studios is bringing together Big Trouble in Little China and Escape From New York in a crossover comic Big Trouble in Littla China/Escape From New York.

The comic has the blessing of John Carpenter and will be written by Greg Pak with art by Daniel Bayliss. It finds Jack Burton transported to the dystopian future of 1997 where he meets Snake Plissken. Both characters were played by Russell in their films.

Check out the connecting covers for the series below.

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Preview: Big Trouble in Little China #25

Big Trouble in Little China #25

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artists: Victor Santos, Dan McDaid, Joe Eisma, Brian Churilla
Cover Artists:
Main: Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz
Incentive: Jillian Crab
Price: $4.99

Final issue, featuring every artist from the entire series run! Jack Burton is thrown through time back to the events of the original film, where he’ll have to work with Winona to make sure everything goes the way it did the first time or risk exploding time!

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Preview: Big Trouble in Little China Vol. 3 TP

Big Trouble in Little China Vol. 3 TP

Writer: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla

From John Carpenter, legendary director of the original classic film, writer Eric Powell (The Goon), and artist Brian Churilla (The Secret History of D.B. Cooper) comes a collection of the final four issues of their run. As if sacrificing himself to end Lo Pan’s reign wasn’t enough, Jack Burton must now face his greatest challenge yet: the Hell of No Return. Luckily, Jack does have one companion in this eternity of endless torment. The very person he offed to get here, Lo Pan. When archnemesis becomes forced ally, Hell becomes the least of Jack’s problems. Collects issues #9-12.

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Preview: Big Trouble in Little China #24

Big Trouble in Little China #24

Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Victor Santos

Penultimate issue! Jack flees from the spirit of his death, as Egg and Lo Pan become mortal enemies.

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Fashion Spotlight: Willy’s One-Eyed Rum, Cybertron Space Camp, Big Trouble in Little Warpzone

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Willy’s One-Eyed Rum, Cybertron Space Camp, and Big Trouble in Little Warpzone, by DoodleHead_Dee, AtomicRocket, and Nertee Designs, are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

Willy’s One-Eyed Rum

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Cybertron Space Camp

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Big Trouble in Little Warpzone

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Preview: Big Trouble in Little China #23

Big Trouble in Little China #23

Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Victor Santos

Jack is trapped in 1848, surrounded by ancient evil and low on reflexes, and he’s about to learn the origin of Egg and Lo Pan.

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