I am a big fan of BOOM!s Big Trouble in Little China series. I’ve reviewed most of the issues here just because I get a ridiculous amount of joy from them. Like the movie, it’s a mashup of action/adventure, supernatural, and humor, and it just tickles me.
Issue #6 kept a good thing going. Miao Yin’s got some moves, Egg’s got some snark, Wang finally gets over his chili burrito hangover, and Jack’s got the crackpot friends that you would expect him to have. And without giving anything away, I just want to warn you to reconsider stopping by the side of the Old Boot Nail Highway.
This issue featured less wisecracks, less stories about Jack’s exes, and disappointingly less Pete the Demon, but it did amp up the action and kept the story moving by introducing two of Lo Pan’s heavies. I had a definite sense that we are definitely headed somewhere; unlike earlier issues that meandered a little, issue #6 featured some excellent pacing. I wish Eric Powell had been able to infuse a little more of the comedic elements I loved from the first issues into this one, but I guess it’s to be expected with the action happening in three different places as it does in this particular issue. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed reading this comic, I just missed my BFF Pete. However, it’s still a fun read and one of my favorite titles out there, so I’m giving it 4 out of 5 Lightning Bolts.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #6
Writers: Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Colorist: Lisa Moore
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Covers: Eric Powell, Alexis Ziritt, Dan McDaid
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: Wed, October 8th, 2014