The epic crossover event you never knew you wanted is coming in the fall, thanks to Boom! Studios.
There’s going to be a double dose of Kurt Russell when the Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York crossover comic hits comic book store shelves in the fall. Yep, you read that right. The worlds of Snake Plissken and Jack Burton are going to collide when the two iconic cinematic heroes come together in the upcoming event series. Yesss!! (These two movies were amongst my faves growing up, so I'm very excited about this.)
The six-part series, written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss, will debut in October and was made with the blessing of legendary filmmaker John Carpenter, who helmed both movies. Here’s what Entertainment Weekly said about the title:
The title finds big-mouthed truck driver Jack Burton (played by Kurt Russell in 1986’s kung fu extravaganza Big Trouble in Little China) transported to the dystopian future of 1997, where he meets his taciturn, eyepatch-sporting doppelgänger Snake Plissken (also played by Kurt Russell in 1981’s science fiction classic Escape from New York).
Big Trouble in Little China is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year (the movie was released on July 2, 1986), and Boom! Studios will also publish two nonfiction books written by my esteemed Blastr colleague, Tara Bennet, and Paul Terry. The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China will arrive on Aug. 23, while The Art of Big Trouble in Little China will be available on Nov. 3. Did you pre-order your copies yet?
Are you looking forward to some Jack Burton and Snake Plissken action when the two team up in the upcoming Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York comic series?