The folks over at Screen Rant just revealed one helluva surprise: in September, BOOM! Studios will launch a four-part comic series called Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack. The series, co-written by John Carpenter himself, will revolve around Jack Burton's "final ride in the Pork-Chop Express".
Here's the plot synopsis:
"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."
And here's a look at the first issue's cover, by artist Stephane Roux:
At this time, we don't know much more about Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack (other than the fact that that title's clearly a nod to Mark Millar's Old Man Logan, and that Borderlands 2's Anthony Burch will co-write the series with Carpenter), but you can rest assured that we'll be paying very close attention to this one's progress as we get ever closer to September.
Were it not for Carpenter's involvement, I'm not entirely sure I'd care, but having him onboard's going to make this a day-one purchase for me (and a great number of people I know). How about you folks? Excited about this? Think you'll read it? Sound off in the comments below.