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John Carpenter Will Co-Write ‘Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack’

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More than 30 years later, John Carpenter is returning to Little China. The filmmaker and Anthony Burch are co-writing the new comic-book series “Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack” alongside Anthony Burch, with Jorge Corona contributing art. Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall and Dennis Dunn starred in the 1986 film, one of the “Halloween,” “Escape from New York” and “The Thing” director’s many cult classics.

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Here’s the synopsis: “The year is 2020, and hell is literally on Earth. Ching Dai, sick of relying on screw-ups like Lo Pan to do his bidding, has broken the barriers between Earth and the infinite hells, and declared himself ruler of all.

“Sixty-year-old Jack Burton is alone in a tiny corner of Florida with only his broken radio to talk to, until one day it manages to pick up a message. Someone is out there in the hellscape, and they know a way to stop Ching Dai.”

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Boom! Studios is producing the new series, which is scheduled to begin publishing in September.

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BLOGROLL: Fleming writes “White Supremacy Is the Foundation of Our Country”

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Crystal Marie Fleming on United States’ history of white supremacy and the danger of stopping at statues:

The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is lifted from its pedestal at Lee Circle as it is removed by a crane on Friday, May 19, 2017. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

“From the inception of this nation, white supremacist ideology was used to justify genocide and slavery. And so, the problem of collective memory extends far beyond Confederate memorials. Removing memorials to white supremacy in the United States is not simply a matter of knocking down statues of Robert E. Lee. It’s relatively easy for some to see the Confederate flag as an emblem of hatred and white supremacy. But slavery, lynchings, Jim Crow, mass incarceration and centuries of systematic racism all happened under the star-spangled banner…”

Read the rest: http://www.theroot.com/to-be-clear-white-supremacy-is-the-foundation-of-our-c-1797990783


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