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Dark Horse is bringing us a Buckaroo Banzai sequel novel

1984’s Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is a film I love. Not many films have a central character who is a physicist, neurosurgeon, test pilot, and rock star. Plus it stars Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin, Carl Lumbley, Clancy Brown, Lewis Smith, and Rosalind Cash. It ended with “Buckaroo Banzai will return in Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League” but that never happened. However, Dark Horse has announced that there is a new sequel novel heading our way. Written by original screenwriter Earl Mac Rauch the new book is called Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League, et al: A Compendium of Evil.

Turns out it is actually the Reno Kid, a member of Buckaroo Banzai’s Hong Kong Cavaliers, telling the adventures to writer E.M. Rauch. I love that.

You can check out the cover and synopsis (via Nerdist) below:

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, ruthless leader of the World Crime League. To make matters worse, Planet 10 warrior queen John Emdall has sent her Lectroid legions against Earth with a brutal ultimatum. 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 in the words of one of the movie’s iconic lines: “Laugh-a while you can, monkey boy!”

I cannot wait to read about the new adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers.

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