COMICS: First Look At BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
The 1980's classic action-adventure flick, Big Trouble In Little China, has been turned into a comic book by Eric Powell and Brian Churilla. The film was directed by John Carpenter and starred Kurt Russell the cocky but likable, Jack Burton. Check it out!
“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.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) is a simple man who doesn’t believe in ghosts or magic until he’s swept into a mind-boggling adventure deep within Chinatown’s mysterious underworld. Burton’s pal, Wang Chi (Dennis Dun), is trying to rescue his kidnapped fiancée. Egg Shen (Victor Wong), an enigmatic tour-bus driver seems to know a lot about ancient Chinese magic for a simple tour-bus driver. They do battle with an outlandish array of human and inhuman adversaries under the command of Lo Pan (James Hong), a 2000-year-old evil magician who has the power to transform himself from a wheelchair-bound old man into a seven-foot-tall mystical menace.
Actors: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong, Victor Wong * Director: John Carpenter * Screenwriter: David Z. Weinstein, Gary Goldman, John Carpenter and W.D. Richter.
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