Pajiba loves it some Big Trouble In Little China. It’s good for hangovers, rewatching, and quoting. It’s been 28 years, but Kurt Russell’s mulleted truck driver Jack Burton is still one of the most fun characters in film. The good news is that Jack is back. The even better news is that it isn’t a remake or a sequel, but a comic book run.
Entertainment Weekly has got the first six pages for you to read, if you are so inclined. The comic starts moments after the movie ends, with Burton driving Pork Chop Express and discovering the hellbeast that has hitched a ride. John Carpenter, the original writer and director of the film (duh), is on board as a comic writer alongside Eric Powell (“The Goon”).
I have to say, I much prefer this route to that of the remake or decades late sequel. With comics, the adventures of Jack Burton can stay filled with demons and the supernatural while retaining an ageless Kurt Russell.