I reviewed Big Trouble In Little China #1 last month, saying I couldn’t wait to see what was up next for the series. #2 is out this week and does not disappoint. The sense of humor I loved so much from the first issue is still present as we get further into the story, which is good, because this is some dark stuff, literally: Egg and Jack’s path lies on the Midnight Road. They have to find the Seven-Faced Widow in order to rescue Wang Chi from yet another evil sorcerer (there are apparently way more of those guys in existence than I previously thought). And of course they’re bringing Pete the demon with them for some help along the way.
Folks, there is some crazy stuff lurking on the Midnight Road, and I am not just talking about more of Jack’s stories about his ex-wives (this issue features one who was a stripper from Pittsburgh). Brian Churilla’s art does a really great job of conveying the surreal nature of the place without being a cliché transcendental LSD trip. It’s straightforward, just like Jack Burton, and full of humor that lives up to the storyline by John Carpenter and Eric Powell. I wish there was a little more Pete the demon, but it’s still a really fun read. 4.5 out of 5 Lightning Bolts again for making me laugh at least once on every page. If you haven’t picked this title up yet, do yourself a favor and get it now!
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #2
Writers: John Carpenter & Eric Powell
Artists: Brian Churilla
Colorist: Michael Garland
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Release Date: 7/2/14