Tuesday, January 04, 2005


New comic book mini-series to be written by creator of cult character
Comic book publisher Moonstone has announced that it has acquired the rights to publish a comic book about the further adventures of BUCKAROO BANZAI, the beloved cult character that was introduced in the 1984 science fiction film THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE EIGHTH DIMENSION.

Moonstone will publish a full-color mini-series that will feature a new Banzai tale written by the movie's screenwriter, Earl Mac Rauch. As well, BANZAI director W.D. Richter will also give input on the creation of the mini-series. Artwork will be provided by Stephen Thompson (STAR WARS: REPUBLIC).

For those unaware of the legendary Buckaroo Banzai, he's a brilliant physicist, renouned neurosurgeon, leader of the Hong Kong Cavaliers and plays a mean rock and roll guitar. Peter Weller played the character in the 1984 film which also co-starred John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Clancy Brown, Ellen Barkin and Christopher Lloyd.

A publication date for the comic book wasn't announced in the Moonstone press release.


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