Dark Horse Comics announced that the long-anticipated sequel to the cult classic sci-fi novel and motion picture The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is finally here! As told by the Reno Kid to Buckaroo Banzai chronicler E.M. Rauch (novelist and screenwriter), this novel reintroduces everyone’s favorite scientist-surgeon-entertainer-daredevil as he sets off on a brand-new hair-raising adventure in Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League, et al: A Compendium of Evils!
The new Buckaroo Banzai series’s synopsis is: Still mourning the losses of his beloved Penny Priddy and his surrogate father, Professor Hikita. Buckaroo Banzai must also contend with the constant threat of attack from his immortal nemesis Hanoi Xan, the World Crime League’s ruthless leader. Planet 10 warrior queen John Emdall has sent her Lectroid legions against Earth with a brutal ultimatum to make matters worse. Or is her true target, Buckaroo Banzai? As the apocalyptic threats continue to mount, only Buckaroo and his Hong Kong Cavaliers stand in the way of global destruction—or the words of one of the movie’s iconic lines: “Laugh-a while you can, monkey boy!
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. . The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, James Cameron’s Avatar, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft, The Witcher, and Halo.
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