COMIC TITLE: Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #8 (2018)
Jorge Corona– Artist
John Carpenter and Anthony Burch– Writer
April 25, 2018
A week ago, I went to a local theater to watch Big Trouble In Little China which reminded me of how much I loved the film. So, I figured it was time to catch up on the series Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack and I have issue eight for you guys. Let’s look at everything that has happened leading up to this point. For a place in paradise, we learned that Jack Burton became a flesh bridge for the demon of the east Ching Dai and hence the apocalypse hit the Earth and it literally became hell. Everyone that Jack has cared for at one time has passed away or they just want to kill Jack like Wang does. So together with David Lo Pan, they have to try and figure out a way to defeat the Demon. Along the way, they meet back up with Pete the beast, they battle the three storms again, and now they are being tortured, but Jack has a plan and that involves trying to rescue Egg Shen. In this issue, the idea is that if they rescue Egg Shen and get the book, they can find a spell that will defeat Ching Dai. The only problem now is that once they rescue Egg, they find out they need a key to unlock the book and one of the storms has it and that will involve Jack having to make the ultimate sacrifice.
This is a very fun comic book to read and check out just because it has all of the elements that made the film so great in this comic book. The dynamic between all the characters is just amazing because there is so much dysfunction that it makes it super fun to read and look at. That is all due to the fact that John Carpenter is attached to this comic because this was one of his films. I am still not a huge fan of the artwork in the comic, it’s OK and it does the trick, but the comics strong point in my opinion is the story. One of my biggest wishes is that only if the artwork on the inside was as cool as the covers they come with. Nonetheless, I keep going for the mere fact that the comic has the right amount of comedy to go with the right amount of action and campy humor. There is a huge wow moment in the comic that may shock you because you think it’s going to go a certain way, but then it does the right thing. It’s setting up what will happen in future issues which I look forward to reading. If you love John Carpenter or Big Trouble In Little China as much as I do then check out this comic. FYI, David Lo Pan does a pretty good job being comedic relief when needed. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+