Big Trouble in Little China comic-sequel co-written by John Carpenter!

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Get ready for some of the coolest news you are going to hear all week. Hell, maybe even all month! Turns out there is a comic book heading our way that functions as a direct sequel to the John Carpenter classic BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA!

Not only that, but the series is co-written by John Carpenter himself!

Sorry about all these exclamation points, but I'm way too excited by this news. The series is called BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: OLD MAN JACK and will be hitting us by way of BOOM! Studios this September! Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack will "explore Jack Burton’s final ride in the Pork-Chop Express." 

Along with Carpenter, the series will be written by Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2). Below you can check out a bunch of info on the upcoming series, including the official synopsis, issue #1 cover art, and a hint at the first story arc of "Old Man Jack".

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack synopsis:

From John Carpenter (director of Big Trouble in Little China, Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York) and Anthony Burch (writer of Borderlands 2) comes the story of old man Jack Burton’s final ride in the Pork-Chop Express.

The year is 2020, and hell is literally on Earth. Ching Dai, sick of relying on screw-ups like Lo Pan to do his bidding, has broken the barriers between Earth and the infinite hells, and declared himself ruler of all. Sixty-year-old Jack Burton is alone in a tiny corner of Florida with only his broken radio to talk to, until one day it manages to pick up a message. Someone is out there in the hellscape, and they know a way to stop Ching Dai.

The first story arc of the Old Man Jack series features four issues and introduces an older Jack trying to ignore a certain awfulness around him and he’s unexpected called into action, reuniting with a familiar not-so-friendly face. Hilariously weird foes, strange luck, and unexpected allegiances make this series must-read for fans of the film looking for that sequel.

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Source: Screen Rant

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