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John Carpenter and Anthony Burch Co-Write The Joker: Year of the Villain

Acclaimed director, screenwriter, and producer John Carpenter and Anthony Burch, writer of the hit video games Borderlands 2 and League of Legends, will make their DC Universe debut in a one-shot comic as part of the publisher’s “Year of the Villain” event in The Joker: Year of the VIllain #1, on sale October 9. 

Now a human-alien hybrid, Lex Luthor has made his appeal to the world, asking its citizens to embrace doom and give in once and for all to evil, humanity’s true nature. In exchange, he will grant them the tools to ascend to their ultimate selves. While some DC villains (and heroes) are willing to hear what “Apex Lex” has to offer, the Clown Prince of Crime isn’t going to wait around until Lex gets to him. This puts The Joker on a mission to get his swagger back in a world gone bad by out-badding everyone else, proving that the greatest evil is always the one that leaves them laughing. 
“The Joker is the greatest villain in comics,” said Carpenter.  “I’m proud to be reunited with Anthony on this project.”

While this one-shot is the first time that Carpenter and Burch will be writing a DC story, they’re no strangers to collaborating on comic books that tell big, over-the-top and bombastic tales, having previously co-written BOOM! Studios’ Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack miniseries. 

The Joker: Year of the VIllain is a 40-page one-shot priced at $4.99 and debuts in comic book stores and online retailers on Wednesday, October 9 and features art by Philip Tan and Marc Deering.

The Joker: Year of the VIllain

SDCC 2019: Storm King Comics Launches Storm Kids

Storm Kids

From the mind of John Carpenter and the heart of Sandy King, multi-award-winning publisher Storm King Comics is launching their ages 10+ horror imprint Storm Kids at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

At Booth #2205, fans can get a free Storm Kids sampler comic and families are invited to come to the launch panel Friday at 5pm Room: 29AB.  Hear from the panelists creating the line and have a little fun with a Truth or Dare Q&A. Panelists include Louise Simonson (New Mutants, Superman), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, The October Factor), Sandy King Carpenter, (They Live, Vampires), Janice Chiang (DC Superhero Girls, Transformers). San Diego Comic-Con 2019 will be the convention premiere for the graphic novel collected edition of John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: The Standoff as well. 

Storm King Comics Booth Signing Schedule: 

FRIDAY

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Twitch
1pm-Duane Swierczynski (writer)
John Carpenter’s Tales For a HalloweeNight, Storm Kids
3pm – Steve Niles (writer)

SATURDAY

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Twitch
1pm-Duane Swierczynski (writer)
John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Surviving Nuclear Attack
3pm – Cat Staggs (art) and Joe Harris (writer) 
John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: The Standoff
5pm – Andres Esparza (art) and David J. Schow (writer) 

Sandy King Carpenter will be signing at the booth the entire show. Janice Chiang will be on hand as time allows.

Sandy King Carpenter will also be part of Wonder Women CEOS – Female Owned and Operated Comic Publishers panel Sunday, 7/21/19, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m., Room: 7AB. 

Preview: Big Trouble In Little China Legacy Edition Book One SC

Big Trouble In Little China Legacy Edition Book One SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: John Carpenter, Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Colorists: Michael Garland, Michael Spicer, Lisa Moore, Gonzalo Duarte
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Phantom City Creative
Price: $29.99

BOOM! Studios presents the the first of three Big Trouble in Little China Legacy Editions! Collecting the previously released Big Trouble in Little China comic for the first time under one cover in an all-new value priced format that no fan can afford to miss.

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.

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.

Collects Big Trouble in Little China #1-12

Big Trouble In Little China Legacy Edition Book One SC

Preview: Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack Vol. 3 SC

Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack Vol. 3 SC

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

With both Heaven and Hell out for Jack’s head, there’s nowhere left for him to hide. It’s a battle of apocalyptic proportions, but ol’ Jack Burton won’t go down without a fight.

Don’t miss the epic conclusion of Jack Burton’s story and the final ride of the Pork-Chop Express

Collects issues #8-12.

Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack Vol. 3 SC

Preview: Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack Vol. 2 SC

Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack Vol. 2 SC

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

Getting old ain’t ever easy. Especially when you’re entering your golden years during the apocalypse. Jack Burton’s haphazard quest to save the world and defeat the evil Ching Dai continues here — but to get the job done, he’ll need the help of his old friends Wang Chi and Egg Shen. The question remains, do they want to help him?

Collects issues #5-8.

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.

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #12

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #12

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 “Jack Through Time” Incentive Cover: Will Robson
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

This is it—the final ride of the Pork-Chop Express.

Preview: Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #11

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #11

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 “Jack Through Time” Incentive Cover: Will Robson
Colorist: Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Jack must atone for his sins if he’s ever going to be able to stop Lo Pan’s wrath.

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: Old Man Jack #9

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #9

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

Following his climactic confrontation with Ching Dai, Jack Burton finds himself in a place he never expected to see…and it ain’t Florida.

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