Do you believe you can never have too much Kurt Russell? Then, (a) congratulations for having such good taste, and (b) you are going to love the new Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York crossover comic from Boom! Studios.
Written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss, the title finds big-mouthed truck driver Jack Burton (played by Kurt Russell in 1986’s kung fu extravaganza Big Trouble in Little China) transported to the dystopian future of 1997, where he meets his taciturn, eyepatch-sporting doppelgänger Snake Plissken (also played by Kurt Russell in 1981’s science fiction classic Escape from New York).
Made with the blessing of filmmaker John Carpenter, who directed both Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York, the six-part series debuts this October. The announcement about the crossover comic follows the news that Boom! Studios is publishing two non-fiction books this year by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry to mark the 30th anniversary of Big Trouble in Little China. The first, The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China, arrives in stores this August, while the second, The Art of Big Trouble in Little China, is out in November.
You can exclusively see the two connecting covers for issue #1 of Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York below and the combined image, above.