In news that is sure to shake the pillars of heaven, Boom! Studios has its intention to publish a comic book based on John Carpenter’s 1986 action/comedy film Big Trouble in Little China and teased the release with a piece of teaser art by The Goon’s Eric Powell.
But that’s all the information the publisher has released; no hints on the creative team (unless the Powell art is a tip-off), story, setting, how many issues or a publishing timetable.
To which I can only say (to quote 1990s icon Stimpson J. Cat): “Happy, happy, joy, joy! Happy, happy, joy, joy! Happy, happy, joy, joy, joy! Or, as Kurt Russell‘s iconic trucker would say himself: “This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I’m talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there…” Remember: Jack never drives faster than he can see!
A complete and utter flop when it was originally released, BTiLC has developed a huge cult following in the years since. I dearly love it; it’s one of those movies I keep buying every time a new “upgraded” edition is released. It’s endlessly quotable and so completely… bizarre that there is absolutely no chance that it would ever be made today. (And that’s a crying shame — but also a topic for another post.) If you’ve never seen it, do yourself a favor and Netflix it. It’s more fun than a Six Demon Bag!