One independent comic book publisher drew our attention this week more than the others. BOOM! Comics has two new comic issues out tomorrow for sequel stories to classic films–Big Trouble in Little China and RoboCop–and it made an announcement about a new series coming our way based on the television show Sleepy Hollow. We’ve got previews of Big Trouble and RoboCop after the break and first images from Sleepy Hollow.
John Carpenter and BOOM! Comics’ Big Trouble in Little China monthly is so much fun you’ve got to be adding it to your pull list at your local comic book store. Following the adventures of Jack Burton after the events of the original 1980s film, it’s a sequel that might as well be titled “The Sequel” with the same spirit, humor, and visuals as the original. Big Trouble is co-written by the great John Carpenter with Eric Powell and art by Brian Churilla of (the awesome) The Secret History of D.B. Cooper fame.
The other sequel-that-might-as-well-just-be-called-a-sequel is BOOM!’s new RoboCop series. Written by Joshua Williamson with art by Carlos Magno, the new series is far different from other recent RoboCop monthlies including Frank Miller’s version, and will be a welcome relief for fans of the classic movie who couldn’t or wouldn’t check out the reboot. That means look for plenty of the ugliest view of Detroit you’ve ever seen, lots of violence, crime, and over-the-top bullets flying. Too bad all the big baddies were killed in the original movie as they’d feel right at home here.
That leaves Sleepy Hollow, based on the action-packed ABC series starring Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, and Orlando Jones. The four-issue, limited series will be written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Jorge Coelho. Coelho has created one of the featured covers for the series with the main cover to Issue #1 by Phil Noto. Here are the two covers released yesterday:
Sleepy Hollow is due out around September.
Get Big Trouble in Little China, Issue #2, and the new RoboCop, Issue #1, at comic book stores everywhere tomorrow.
Here’s your preview of Big Trouble:
And here’s your “unrated” preview of RoboCop: