Back in February, BOOM! Studios released a teaser image drawn by Eric Powell (The Goon), but provided no other information for what looked to be a new comic book based on the 1986 John Carpenter film Big Trouble in Little China. The image showed the character Jack Burton, played by Kurt Russell in the film, from the neck down, wearing his signature white Fu Manchu tank top and jeans, holding a knife and a semi-automatic handgun. The tagline on the teaser was “Everybody relax! I’m here,” a popular quote from the movie.
Now, BOOM! has finally revealed some details about the project, as well as released five cover images for Big Trouble in Little China #1, the start of the publisher’s new on-going comic book series from Powell and Brian Churilla (The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun) being overseen by the film’s director John Carpenter.
Check out all the covers here below.
“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.”
The main cover for the first issue 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. There will also be ultra-limited variant illustrated by Emi Yonemura Brown featuring Jack Burton’s iconic tank top.
Big Trouble in Little China #1 will be released on June 4, 2014. You can pre-order Issue #1 now, as well as Issue #2, which comes out on July 02, 2014.
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 fiancÃ©e 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!
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