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Boom! Studios has built its reputation with a mix of original series and a slew of adapted licensed properties such as Planet of the Apes, Farscape, RoboCop, Space: 1999, and more. Earlier this year, they put out a comic sequel to John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China, a collaboration between Carpenter himself and Eric Powell, creator of The Goon. Now it seems Boom! is returning to the Carpenter/Kurt Russell well with an upcoming series based on Escape from New York, and they’ve released the above teaser image, which was also drawn by Powell, suggesting he may be returning for that series as well.
There are no further details about the series available just yet. My first guess would be that it would be a sequel and focus on the further adventures of Snake Plissken after the events of Escape from LA, but it could just as well be a straight adaptation of the original Carpenter movie. I’d certainly prefer the former; we’ve already seen that story told perfectly well on the big screen, so revisiting it again in comics form just seems kind of pointless some 30+ years after the movie’s release. There is, however, that Escape from New York reboot movie trilogy that’s in the works, so revisiting the old material certainly isn’t outside the realm of possibility.
I expect more information will come to light out of Comic-Con later this week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out this week’s new science fiction comics below!
Dejah of Mars #3 (Dynamite Entertainment)
To find the missing John Carter, Dejah Thoris must…stop looking for him? The Princess must turn her attention to an unsettling wave of crimes in Helium in hopes it leads her to him. Meanwhile, the strange red man who calls himself the Red Reaper is determined to discover Carter’s secrets for himself — even if his experiments kill the Warlord of Mars!
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1 (Titan Comics)
The eleventh Doctor returns in an all-new ongoing series, with a time-twisting leap into the unknown! Geronimo! Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life. But what does a grieving young woman have to do with the career of a ‘70s musician, an amnesiac alien time traveler, and a terrifying cosmic threat? In the wake of the second Big Bang, discover what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around! Plus, every issue includes a ‘Titans’ strip and a brand-new humor strip.
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 (Titan Comics)
The tenth Doctor is back, in an all-new ongoing series! New companion, new foes, unforgettable new horizons! Allons-y! The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis and fan favorite Elena Casagrande take control of the TARDIS for the first five-issue arc with the tenth Doctor, portrayed by David Tennant! Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York laundrette, dreaming of college and bigger, better, and brighter things. So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations, talking about an infestation of psychic aliens, she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands. After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong — if she survives the night!
Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #14 (IDW Publishing)
As our world recovers following Godzilla’s climactic battle against the Devonians, a threat unlike any before takes aim at not only our world, but the monsters themselves! One of the biggest chapters in the series starts right here!
Halo: Escalation #8 (Dark Horse)
The Master Chief returns in ‘The Next 72 Hours: Part 1’! After defeating the Didact, John-117 joined the crew of Infinity . . . but why did he leave? The mystery begins here. Halo lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel) reveals the secret events that immediately follow the end of Halo 4.
Mass Effect: Foundation #13 (Dark Horse)
The explosive finale! Can Rasa outwit all of Cerberus and escape to live a life of freedom? Or will the Illusive Man tighten the noose around her neck?
* Story by Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 2 and 3! * Ties directly into the ‘Citadel’ DLC for Mass Effect 3!
Saga #21 (Image Comic)
Not every robot is lucky enough to be born a royal.
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s The City on The Edge of Forever #2 (IDW Publishing)
Harlan Ellison’s WGA Award-winning teleplay, visualized for the first time! Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Yeoman Rand return to the Enterprise following their first encounter with the Guardians of Forever, only to find a darker, more vicious crew of renegades awaiting them!
Can they return the timestream to its proper state? And will they even survive long enough to try?
Star Wars: Legacy #17 (Dark Horse)
On a mission by order of the Empress, Ania Solo and a contingent of stormtroopers search for Jao Assam and Darth Wredd. Arriving once again on the rogue planet where her adventures began, Ania encounters something no one expected — an army of Sith!
* Sith! Stormtroopers! Solo!
The Superannuated Man #2 (Image Comics)
A simple supply run into Blackwater, a seaside town overrun by mutated animals, is anything but routine for He, one of the few remaining humans.
Trees #3 (Image Comics)
Eligia, girlfriend and decoration to the local fascist gang leader, hunts the streets of Cefalu for the old man who pulled the knife on her. What she finds will either kill her dead or cure her heart…or both.
The Twilight Zone #7 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Diana Westby has a decision to make and not a lot of time in which to make it. She knows she can’t go to the police about the nuclear holocaust she has seen in the minds of others because there’s no evidence and they’ve hidden their tracks too well. The only way to stop the blast that will kill untold numbers of people is if she personally goes after the terrorists. But if she takes that step, she may not survive the attempt. It comes down to a simple question: run and save her life, or fight for the lives of others.
Undertow #6 (Image Comics)
MINISERIES CONCLUSION! Zikia beaten, Uruku tortured, citizens in chains… How high must the bodies pile before the occupation of the Deliverer comes to an end? The battle for freedom comes home as the Watertight Pulp Epic reaches an explosive finale!
The X-Files: Season 10 #14 (IDW Publishing)
Pilgrims, Part 4 of 5: Agent Mulder has been infected with black oil, playing host to an alien being seeking to use his knowledge, history, and expertise to unlock something mysteriously and terribly powerful. But Mulder and the would-be alien colonist possessing him aren’t the only ones looking for it…