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Published on January 13th, 2021 | by Admin


The long-anticipated sequel to the 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 (Buckaroo Banzai 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!      

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!”


Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League is a 544-page hardcover prose novel and will retail for $29.99. It will be available everywhere books are sold August 10, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore.

Praise for Buckaroo Banzai and Earl Mac Rauch:

“At [The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension‘s] best, which it frequently is, it’s a lunatic ball, an extremely genial, witty example of what is becoming a movie genre all its own.”–The New York Times

The Adventues of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension has become a movie that is the embodiment of ‘nerd’ culture.”–Minty Comedic Arts

“From the moment you open The Hardest of the Hard, writer Earl Mac Rauch hooks you and keeps you reading page after page.”–Comics Bulletin

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