BOOM! Studios Road to San Diego Announcement:
“Road to San Diego Announcement #4
Our third announcement in the #RoadToSanDiego reveals our upcoming BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK crossover limited series, debuting in October!
That’s right: Jack Burton meets Snake Plissken in the most unlikely of team-ups to ever shake the pillars of heaven! Written by Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk, Action Comics) with art by Russ Manning Award nominee Daniel Bayliss (Kennel Block Blues, Translucid), the six-issue limited series is the first time two John Carpenter creations have crossed over in any format, and he’s excited about it!”
That’s right, folks, you read this correctly. Riding hot on the flavor du jour in pop culture, BOOM! Studios is tapping in to nostalgia with two classic properties, Big Trouble in Little China and Escape From New York. Both happen to be iconic movies from the 1980s starring Kurt Russell. So Kurt Russell’s character is crossing over with … Kurt Russell’s character?
This is complete approved by and, in fact, overseen by John Carpenter himself who directed Russell in both of the original films. BOOM! Studios previously had an ongoing series for Big Trouble in Little China which began in June 2014 and climbed to 25 issues by June of 2016. There is also an Escape From New York series which began in December of 2014 and ran through sixteen issues and two trade paperbacks but this marks the first time that the two properties will cross over.
This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the film Big Trouble in Little China. There will be two additional releases, The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China and The Art of Big Trouble in Little China available in August and November, respectively.
ABOUT ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK:
Escape from New York (1981) . Directed by John Carpenter and starred Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken. In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
ABOUT BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA:
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Directed by John Carpenter and starred Kurt Russell as Jack Burton. An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS:
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: The “Studios” imprint is home to THE WOODS, Grant Morrison’s KLAUS, and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Imprint “BOOM! Box” publishes LUMBERJANES, Steve Jackson Games’ MUNCHKIN, and GIANT DAYS. All-Ages imprint “KaBOOM!” publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS; Jim Davis’ GARFIELD; and Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME. And the “Archaia” imprint is home to MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox’ television studio to develop properties for the small screen.