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Comic Review: The Spirit #1
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The Spirit #1

The Spirit #1
Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Dan Schkade
Colored by Brennan Wagner
Letters by A Larger World Studios
Cover art by Eric Powell, Matt Wagner & Brennan Wagner, Alex Ross, and John Cassaday
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

The Spirit #1 is the latest addition to Dynamite Entertainment’s pulp library and I honestly have to say, with very few exceptions, these pulp characters are being given rock star treatment by Dynamite editorial, and it really shows.

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Comic Review: Big Man Plans #3
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Big Man Plans #3
Big Man Plans #3
Written by Eric Powell and Tim Wiesch
Illustrated by Eric Powell
Cover by Eric Powell
Image Comics
Release Date: June 3, 2015
Cover Price: $3.50

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.” – Pierre Corneille

Big Man surely doesn’t take his revenge halfheartedly. If anything, the titular character in Big Man Plans #3 fully embraces the latter part of the above quote from the 17th century French tragedian, crowning his personal revenge king. Written by Eric Powell and Tim Wiesch, Big Man — the tortured and vicious antihero — continues enacting his brutal plans against those who’ve wronged him and the ones he’s loved.

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Comic Review: Archie Vs. Predator #1
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Archie Vs. Predator #1 review
Archie Vs. Predator #1
Script by Alex de Campi
Pencils by Fernando Ruiz
Inks by Rich Koslowski
Colors by Jason Millet
Letters by John Workman
Standard Cover by Fernando Ruiz, Rich Koslowski, and Jason Millet
Variant Cover A by Eric Powell
Variant Cover B by Francesco Francavilla
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: April 15, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

Wow, those Predators really get around. We know from the films that they treat our world like their own personal hunting lease. We’ve seen them fight virtually everything under the sun from Batman to Aliens to Tarzan, but nothing could have prepared us for Archie Vs. Predator #1! I saw this one in the lists and just knew I had to read it. And I bet you’re curious, too!

The setting is Riverdale as our buddy Archie and his pals debate on what to do on their Spring Break. Thanks to a miraculous windfall of Jughead’s, the group gets a free trip to a beach resort. The odd ducks out here are Cheryl and Jason, who seem bent on making life difficult for the teens.

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Comic Review: Big Trouble In Little China #3
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Big Trouble In Little China #3
Story by John Carpenter and Eric Powell
Written by Eric Powell
Art by Brian Churilla
Colors by Michael Garland
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Covers by Eric Powell, Joe Quinones, Tommy Lee Edwards
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: August 6, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

Welcome, my friends, to Big Trouble In Little China #3! Twenty-eight years ago, one of the finest action comedies to ever grace the silver screen was released. And apparently it was so awesome that it took this long to create a suitable followup to the film. This third issue, in what has to be one of the funniest comics around, is a worthy sequel to John Carpenter‘s masterpiece. Of course, the first issue got a wonderful review from GoD’s PS Hayes, so make sure you check it out, too.

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BOOM! Studios Announce ‘Escape From New York’ Comic Book Series
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Escape from New York by Tim Bradstreet banner

BOOM! Studios already has one pretty successful comic book adaptation of a John Carpenter/Kurt Russell 1980s movie under their belt with Big Trouble in Little China. Now, the publisher has officially announced a second series based on another cult classic, Escape from New York.

Starting in December, writer Christopher Sebela (High Crimes, and Dead Letters) will chronicle the ongoing adventures of Snake Plissken, ex-soldier and all around badass. The original film detailed his adventure to save the President after Air Force One crash lands in the now prison island of Manhattan. I say continuing adventures, although I’m not sure if the series will be a retelling of the original movie or a sequel, and if it is a sequel if they’ll continue the story on from the actual movies sequel, Escape from L.A.

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Comic Review: The Goon: One For The Road
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The Goon: One for the Road
Written by Eric Powell
Art by Eric Powell
Colors by Dave Stewart
Cover by Jack Davis
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: June 25, 2014
Cover Price: $3.50

I should start by saying that I am unfamiliar with Eric Powell’s long-running series The Goon. That said, once I finished the one-shot One for the Road, I’m determined that I will quickly be remedying that oversight in my collection.

One for the Road was created as a tribute to long-time cartoonist Jack Davis. Davis, one of the founders of Mad Magazine, did the cover art for this book. The book itself is a fitting tribute. Jack Davis and Mad Magazine were hugely influential for many artists and comedians (and writers like yours truly), so it was a joy to read something that perfectly captured the spirit of Davis’ work.

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Blake Northcott’s 3 Hottest #NCBD Picks For June 4, 2014
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Guest NCBD Picks by Blake Northcott

Summer is upon us! And if you’re like me, you’re no doubt spending time in the great outdoors, enjoying some fun in the sun: picnics, lemonade, playing beach volleyball while listening to Kenny Loggins and giving your shirtless friends elaborate high-fives…

Oh, who are we kidding? I’m inside, next to an air conditioner, waiting for my next trip to the comic book store. And later today when I arrive at my (hopefully air conditioned) destination, here are the top three comic books I plan on purchasing:

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Comic Review: Big Trouble In Little China #1
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Big Trouble in Little China #1
Story by John Carpenter & Eric Powell
Written by Eric Powell
Art by Brian Churilla
Colors by Michael Garland
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Covers by Eric Powell, Joe Quinones, Chris Weston, Terry Dodson, Emi Yonemura Brown, Joe Eisma with Chris Blythe, Gabriel Hardman with Jordan Boyd, Frank Cho with John Rauch, Adam Hughes, Chuck BB, Frank Cho, and Jimmy Giegerich
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: June 4, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

I’ve been waiting YEARS for Big Trouble in Little China #1, and the wait is finally over!!! Can this comic possibly live up to years and years of anticipation? Let’s take a look..

I’ve never read an Eric Powell comic, but if the rest of them are half as entertaining as this book is, I’m going to start. From a story by him and John Carpenter (director of the 1986 film), Powell brings back every man’s favorite every man, Jack Burton (played by Kurt Russell in the film). The book takes place about 5 minutes after the movie ends, and Powell shows us that the movie wasn’t really a special event for Jack Burton, it was just another day in his life.

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John Carpenter To Oversee ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ Comic; 5 Covers Revealed!
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Back in February, BOOM! Studios released a teaser image drawn by Eric Powell (The Goon), but provided no other information for what looked to be a new comic book based on the 1986 John Carpenter film Big Trouble in Little China. The image showed the character Jack Burton, played by Kurt Russell in the film, from the neck down, wearing his signature white Fu Manchu tank top and jeans, holding a knife and a semi-automatic handgun. The tagline on the teaser was “Everybody relax! I’m here,” a popular quote from the movie.

Now, BOOM! has finally revealed some details about the project, as well as released five cover images for Big Trouble in Little China #1, the start of the publisher’s new on-going comic book series from Powell and Brian Churilla (The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun) being overseen by the film’s director John Carpenter.

Check out all the covers here below.

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BOOM! Studios Teases ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Comic Book (Image)
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Big Trouble in Little China Kurt Russell as Jack Burton

There’s not much I can say at this point about a comic book series I am immediately looking forward to, but what I can say is that BOOM! Studios has sent out a teaser image today for what looks to be a comic book based on the 1986 John Carpenter film Big Trouble in Little China.

The teaser image shows what looks like Kurt Russell’s character Jack Burton from the neck down, wearing his signature white Fu Manchu tank top, wielding a knife and a semi-automatic handgun. The tagline “Everybody relax! I’m here,” a popular quote from the movie, appears across the image.

Check out the teaser image here below drawn by Eric Powell (The Goon).

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