I should start by saying that I am unfamiliar with Eric Powell‘s long-running series The Goon. That said, once I finished the one-shot One for the Road, I’m determined that I will quickly be remedying that oversight in my collection.
One for the Road was created as a tribute to long-time cartoonist Jack Davis. Davis, one of the founders of Mad Magazine, did the cover art for this book. The book itself is a fitting tribute. Jack Davis and Mad Magazine were hugely influential for many artists and comedians (and writers like yours truly), so it was a joy to read something that perfectly captured the spirit of Davis’ work.
Summer is upon us! And if you’re like me, you’re no doubt spending time in the great outdoors, enjoying some fun in the sun: picnics, lemonade, playing beach volleyball while listening to Kenny Loggins and giving your shirtless friends elaborate high-fives…
Oh, who are we kidding? I’m inside, next to an air conditioner, waiting for my next trip to the comic book store. And later today when I arrive at my (hopefully air conditioned) destination, here are the top three comic books I plan on purchasing:
Big Trouble in Little China #1
Story by John Carpenter & Eric Powell
Written by Eric Powell
Art by Brian Churilla
Colors by Michael Garland
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Covers by Eric Powell, Joe Quinones, Chris Weston, Terry Dodson, Emi Yonemura Brown, Joe Eisma with Chris Blythe, Gabriel Hardman with Jordan Boyd, Frank Cho with John Rauch, Adam Hughes, Chuck BB, Frank Cho, and Jimmy Giegerich BOOM! Studios
Release Date: June 4, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
I’ve been waiting YEARS for Big Trouble in Little China #1, and the wait is finally over!!! Can this comic possibly live up to years and years of anticipation? Let’s take a look..
I’ve never read an Eric Powell comic, but if the rest of them are half as entertaining as this book is, I’m going to start. From a story by him and John Carpenter (director of the 1986 film), Powell brings back every man’s favorite every man, Jack Burton (played by Kurt Russell in the film). The book takes place about 5 minutes after the movie ends, and Powell shows us that the movie wasn’t really a special event for Jack Burton, it was just another day in his life.
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.
There’s not much I can say at this point about a comic book series I am immediately looking forward to, but what I can say is that BOOM! Studios has sent out a teaser image today for what looks to be a comic book based on the 1986 John Carpenter film Big Trouble in Little China.
The teaser image shows what looks like Kurt Russell’s character Jack Burton from the neck down, wearing his signature white Fu Manchu tank top, wielding a knife and a semi-automatic handgun. The tagline “Everybody relax! I’m here,” a popular quote from the movie, appears across the image.
Check out the teaser image here below drawn by Eric Powell (The Goon).