Friday, May 9, 2014

John Carpenter and Eric Powell Revive Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China #1 Cover A

Big Trouble in Little China is one of those movies that definitely has a cult following. After all, the movie is quite an eclectic mix of just about everything crazy you can think of. Well, that craziness is about get a shot in the arm, courtesy of BOOM! Studios. They're partnering with Eric Powell and Brian Churilla to adapt the film into a comic. And they're even working side-by-side with John Carpenter himself.

“It’s already been a rewarding journey bringing ol’ Jack Burton back for new adventures and we're just barely getting started,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon. “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 and Brian 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 Powell, and retailer incentive covers by Joe Quinones (whose covers for issues #1-4 will connect), Chris Weston and Terry Dodson, 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.

Full press release below.
JOHN CARPENTER AND ERIC POWELL REVIVE 'BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA'

Big Trouble in Little China #1 Cover B
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover B (Connecting) by Joe Quinones

Big Trouble in Little China #1 Cover C
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover C by Chris Weston

Big Trouble in Little China #1 Cover D
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 
Cover D by Terry Dodson

Big Trouble in Little China #1 Cover E
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 Cover E by Emi Yonemura Brown
May 7,  2014 - Los Angeles, CA - “You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this?” This June, BOOM! Studios will tell you just what ol’ Jack Burton says in his continuing adventures in BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, a new, ongoing series from comics favorites Eric Powell (The Goon) and Brian Churilla (The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun). The cult-classic film combined ‘80s supernatural action with ‘70s kung-fu flicks, and BOOM! has the film’s original director, John Carpenter, working alongside Powell to bring that over-the-top spirit to the comic.

“It’s already been a rewarding journey bringing ol’ Jack Burton back for new adventures and we're just barely getting started,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon. “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 and Brian 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 orfindacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films.

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