Big Trouble In Little China / Escape From New York #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Daniel Bayliss Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"It's the mother of all crossovers as Jack Burton and Snake Plissken meet for the first time ever anywhere!"
Done with director John Carpenter's complete blessing, witness this melee of the mullets as two cult classic characters made famous by actor Kurt Russell crossover in an improbable adventure.
As lightning cascades around Jack and his good ol' Pork-Chop Express, he finds himself transported and driving through the horrors of what seems to be the dystopian future of...Escape from New York..
Snake Plissken catches wind of Jack and goes on the hunt to find who is trying to steal his identity.
Prepare for the road trip more

  • 9.2
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Oct 6, 2016

    The premise will only take you so far, the script has to actually deliver the goods. Rest assured, this is as awesome as you want it to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff Oct 5, 2016

    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. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Oct 8, 2016

    With that said, the book would not look anywhere as good without the varied color palette from Triona Farrell. A combination of orange and yellow hues is prevalent throughout, and in conjunction with the inks give the book a very flat, pulp-magazine feel which serves as a great tonal match to Pak's script. Given the varied quality of BOOM! Studios' previous Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York series, I was skeptical going in. However, this creative team looks to be firing on all cylinders, making this issue a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Oct 5, 2016

    Daniel Baylissserves up classic 80s comic book art making every panel magic. It's a real page-turner and anyone who digs Carpenter's work , Snake or Jack will love the homage, artistry and style. It is the best kind of throwback and the mashup to end all mashups. I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 4, 2016

    Overall then, while its not exactly reinventing the wheel, this is an affectionate and enjoyable pairing of two iconic 80s characters, packed with quotable dialogue, chuckle-worthy moments and bigtime action set pieces. And really, what more could you want? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Glen Davis Oct 25, 2016

    A fairly good beginning, and a plausible way to get two very different concepts together. Not bad. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Richard Wanderman Jr. Oct 2, 2016

    I am so stoked to see this cult film combo brought out in a comic like this and can't wait to read the rest of the series. You just do what ol' Richard Jr. tells you to do and sit back and let Pak and Bayliss tell you about ghosts and magic, and bullets and war, because I've seen the pillars of Heaven shake. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 7, 2016

    With a firm understanding of the characters, stylish art, and outlandish plot Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #1 has all the makings of the kind of cult crossover you could only get from comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Oct 5, 2016

    By the ending, the course of these two has been firmly placed, with a mission to take care of which may explain why and how Jack is where he is – but forget about that! The plot is less important than seeing a really well written Jack in particular blagging his way again through adventure, and the tongue in cheek the whole comic very much has, knowing how silly the concept is. Strangely though, throwing Big Trouble in Little China & Escape from New York together already really works – it's gonna be a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jim Taylor Oct 6, 2016

    Readers who aren't fans of the 1980s oeuvre of director John Carpenter will find a lot of Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #1 goes straight over their heads, but Greg Pak succeeds in turning Carpenter's cult movie source material into an action-packed romp that's never less than entertaining. Ultimately, the issue's greatest strength is the way in which Pak satisfyingly combines the fantastic silliness of Big Trouble with the bleak dystopia of Escape, despite a somewhat weak background plot setting the scene for our heroes' first meeting. Read Full Review

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