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REVIEW: Big Trouble in Little China – Escape from New York


REVIEW: Big Trouble in Little China – Escape from New York

Book Title: Big Trouble in Little China - Escape from New York

Book Description: This book is a mix of genres of Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York. Both great movies, but both have Kurt Russel as the star… In this story, see how those worlds collide!

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Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG-13

Creative Team
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Daniel Bayliss 
Colors: Triona Farrell
Letters: Simon Bowland
Cover: Nick Robles
Editor: Dafna Bleban
Publisher: Boom Studios

Story: 3.2 Stars 
Interior Artwork: 3.4 Stars 
Cover Artwork: 3.6 Stars 
Dialogue: 3.2 Stars 
Mechanics: 3.0 Stars 
Editing: 3.0 Stars

Reviewer’s Notes:
The cover art is done well and could easily be done as a movie poster, highlighting in the background the basic plot of both movies!  Unless of course that you have not seen those movies. Then the cover might leave you confused about what the book itself is about!

The interior art is done well, but seems much more cartoonish than the cover itself.  The main characters of Snake Plisken and Jack Burton were played by the same actor in the movies, and like the cover resemble the actor well.

The story starts off just as the movie Big Trouble in Little China did, with Jack telling a story. The transition for how Jack enters the world of Snake Plisken is well enough, but seems a little sketchy in comparison to the escape movies. Unless you love the characters involved, it is also a little challenging to feel much for the characters. The comedy is good for Jack, and the attitude matches Snake, but what brings them together seems a little forced. But remains entertaining enough to be good for an initial read.

Overall the series has potential to flush out more of the characters involved. But once read, I am not sure it is worth picking up a second time.

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May the historical documents of the imagination always inspire!  Thanks for reading!

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. I grew up watching all the classic cartoons of the 80's and had many an adventures with the toys that went with. Played tabletop RPG's and still enjoy computer gaming as adulting allows. On top of making time to read comics, and spend time with family and friends.

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