“You just listen to the old PorkChop Express here now and take his advice on a dark and stormy night when the lightning’s crashing and the thunder’s rollin’ and the rain’s coming down…”
BOOM! Studio has come out with a comic continuation of the cult movie Big Trouble in Little China and it is awesome. Beginning with the end of John Carpenter’s 1986, the story continues the self-aggrandizing and completely riveting narration of Jack Burton.
Co-written by John Carpenter and Eric Powell, it is everything fans of the campy original could hope for. Brian Churilla adds to the over the top feeling with vivid, dynamic art. After finding a hairy, slobbery, and completely unwelcome hitchhiker on his beloved big rig, Burton hurries back to Chinatown seeking the help off bus driver and wizard, Egg Shen. Burton find himself as an unexpected guest at his old friend Wang Pei’s wedding. Unfortunately, he is not the only one crashing the party.
Big Trouble, much like Ol’ Jack Burton himself, is not subtle. There is no deeper meaning or delicate subtext here. The panels get the action across without bother much with details or background. Even with Burton’s frequent and funny verbal detours, the story telling stays fast-paced. And remember what Jack always says “Like I told my last wife, I says, “Honey, I never drive faster than I can see. Besides that, it’s all in the reflexes.””
Big Trouble in Little China: The Continuing Adventures of Jack Burton and the Pork Chop Express comes out today from BOOM! Studios.