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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: Escape from New York Vol. 3 TP

Escape from New York Vol. 3 TP

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic
Cover Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa
Price: $16.99

After all the trouble of escaping New York, Snake Plissken will have to sneak back into the city to get revenge on the President. But new forces have gained power in Manhattan since Snake was last there, making this mission more dangerous than ever. Collects issues #9-12.

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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: Escape from New York Vol. 2 TP

Escape from New York Vol. 2 TP

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto

After making it out alive through the madhouse of Florida, Snake Plissken gets tossed out of a plane into a raging battlefield in Siberia. Continuing the story that picks up right where the classic film left off, writer Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back, High Crimes) and artist Diego Barreto (Irredeemable) drop the classic antihero into the middle of a brand-new Cold War. Collects issues #5-8.

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Preview: Escape from New York #16

Escape from New York #16

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic

Final issue! Snake’s showdown with the U.S. government comes to an end in Ohio.

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Preview: Escape from New York #15

Escape from New York #15

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic

Snake’s on the run with a ton of cash, but a member of his crew has sold them out.

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Preview: Escape from New York #14

Escape from New York #14

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic

Snake prepares to defend his property from the government at any cost.

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Preview: Escape from New York #13

Escape from New York #13

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic

It’s been 12 years, and the government still won’t leave Snake Plissken alone.

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Preview: Escape from New York Vol. 1 TP

Escape from New York Vol. 1 TP

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto

Snake Plissken is back! Picking up right at the end of the cult classic film, Snake heads south to get away from it all, but trouble follows him to Florida where a militant family leads an attempted secession from the rest of the U.S.! Collects issues #1-4.

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Preview: Escape from New York #12

Escape from New York #12

Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Maxim Simic

Snake gets trapped with the former President in a live interview.

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