Big Trouble In Little China #1BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1
(W) Eric Powell (A) Brian Churilla (CA) Eric Powell, Joe Quinones

WHY WE LOVE IT: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is one of our favorite cult-classic films because it mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks. This is the first time any new BIG TROUBLE stories have been told, and we have the film’s original directer, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (THE GOON) on the story. You can’t beat that!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Eric Powell is a huge fan of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, so the sense of humor and over-the-top action he brings to THE GOON will be all over this book. Plus, Brian Churilla’s (THE SIXTH GUN) art on this perfectly captures the outrageous world of BIG TROUBLE.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway hiding on his rig, “The Pork Chop Express”, but that soon becomes the least of his troubles. He helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the clutches of a demon, but now the wedding has been invaded by more evil forces with one thing on their minds-revenge against Jack Burton!

Forged from one of the greatest cult movies of all time, Eric Powell (working directly with the legendary John Carpenter) picks up the tale of Jack Burton exactly where the movie ended. Powell wastes no time twisting Ol’ Jack Burton into a heap of trouble, deftly setting the stage for the following issues. Toss in the incredible art of Brian Churilla, and you have the not-so-sleeper hit of the summer!

Princess Ugg #1PRINCESS UGG #1
(W/A/CA) Ted Naifeh

A new series from Courtney Crumrin’s Ted Naifeh! Within the fairy-tale kingdom of Atraesca lies the prestigious Princess Academy, where young royals from all the five kingdoms come to get their education. But they’ve never before seen the like of Princess Ülga of Grimmeria. Armed with axe and sword, riding her war mammoth through the city gates, Ülga has come in search of schooling. But this barbarian princess might just end up schooling the people of Atraesca before that happens!
Honorable Mentions

Ted Naifeh does it again! Known for his strong young female characters, Naifeh takes a stab (see what I did there?) at the barbarian genre by introducing a sword-wielding princess who is off to learn about the world by going to a school for normal princesses and partnered up with a pampered princess It’s Red Sonja meets the Odd Couple!

Honorable Mentions

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RAI #2
This second issue of this relaunch continues to be solid and entertaining, with some of the best artwork Clayton Crain has ever done!