First, let me say Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #1 is one the most scrumish member-berry dishes thaw crossed my palette.

Jack Burton.
Snake Plissken.


You can’t wave a bone like that out in front this 80’s kid without a bite. (Good job Boom marketing team!)Too many times comic events like these suck so bad even the most diehard of fans get turned off. Who still has a copy of Charls Barkley VS Godzilla in a long box? Of course, sometimes they’re epic like Predator VS Archie or the IDW current Hasbro Revolution. While I can’t speak to what the following five issues of Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York holds; issue one is worth the greenbacks.

Written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss, Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #1 packs a punch. When Burton gets sucked into the dystopian future of the year of 2001, by his good friend Wang, he’s comes face to face with his own face minus an eye in Snake. Wang believes by bringing together the two baddest men in the universe wrongs will be righted and mullets will come back in style. Pak script is fast and funny on top of Bayliss superb art.

The crossover received John Carpenter’s stamp of approval, and you can tell why it did. His creations are taken care of with respect and plenty of swagger. As I said before, I don’t know what lays ahead in this series but it’s gonna be one of heck of a ride.

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