Big Trouble in Little China #4 from Boom! Studios Review

Big Trouble in Little China #4
Boom! Studios
Words: Eric Powell
Pictures: Brian Churilla


You know you wanted to see more of Jack Burton and the Pork-chop Express as soon as the end credits rolled for Big Trouble in Little China.  This is it. 

This is ‘80’s action movie madness distilled down into graphic art form, and it’s good.  Jack and his crew, including his demon monkey Pete, complete their task and return with the ancient jars containing the spirits of the Thunder, Rain and Lighting.  Big shock here, it doesn’t go as Jack Burton planned.  We get the ‘ol double cross, but everyone saw that coming a mile away, save for Jack Burton.  The action continues to be solid, with Brian Churilla pounding out some great art.  And Eric Powell continues to capture the essence of Jack Burton on the page.  The one liners, the flash backs to his exes (but this flash back is actually rather touching) the butchered analogies… it’s all there.  And at the end, well (I’m not going to spoil things for you since you clearly are going to pick this one up because it rocks) as good ‘ol JR would say, “Business is about to pick up.”

If you’re a fan of the movie, or Kurt Russell, or 80’s movies in general, this should be on your list of books to get.

4 out of 5 Buckets of Popcorn

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