Monday, May 12, 2014

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Comic Book Sequel

This is pretty exciting:  a comic book sequel to BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA by Eric Powell and Brian Churilla and overseen by Carpy himself is being released this June.  Now, I'm gonna be honest: I'm not a huge comic book guy, and wasn't entirely sold right off the bat.  BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is one of my favorite films, and I'm not always agreeable to a little legacy-tampering even it's relatively harmless.  (Plus, who knows how much input Carpy really had.)  But then I did some digging and saw some of the artwork:

It would seem it's an immediate sequel to the film, picking up seconds after the film's end, with the Yeti-Chewbacca monster clinging malevolently to the backside of the Pork Chop Express.
Then, subsequent artwork makes it seem as if they become straight-up buddies:

And then here we add Dennis Dun's Wang Chi in the mix–

Wait a minute– wait one gosh-gadoodlin' minute– lemme get a close-up here:

Yes.  Yes.  A million times yes.  The creature is now wearing one of Jack Burton's trucker hats and a t-shirt that says "BUY ME A DRINK AND I'LL TELL YOU I'M 18."  It's time for a slow-clap standing ovation like at the end of ROCKY IV.  I am on board, signed up, pre-ordered, recruited, enlisted, and all that jazz.  No word on whether the Coupe de Villes will be making a cameo appearance, though my fingers are crossed.

5 comments:

Cannon said...

Another aspect that’s got me sold is the artwork itself, evoking everything from back-of-the-cereal-box mini-adventure to the cover of an NES or Sega game (or game manual). Especially the close-up you posted of Burton’s newfound monster buddy, there’s a kind of "cowabunga, dudes!" feel to it.

Sean Gill said...

Cannon,

Oh yeah. Definitely a winning combination of nostalgia vibes going on. Cowabunga, indeed!

J.D. Lafrance said...

Oh yeah, I'm beyond excited for this. I shall be listening to my BIG TROUBLE soundtrack album whilst reading this comic.

Sean Gill said...

J.D.,

That certainly seems like the way to go!

Francisco Gonzalez said...

Ive been waiting for this to come out, I'm gonna buy it as soon as its released! It looks like it retains the films style, comedy and fantasy. Awesome!