At long last, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is getting a sequel. This August, Dark Horse Books is releasing Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League, et al: A Compendium of Evils, a novel from E.M. Rauch, the Buckaroo Banzai novelist and screenwriter. The book reintroduces us to everyone’s favorite scientist / surgeon / entertainer / daredevil as he heads out on a new adventure as told by the Reno Kid.
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 clocks in at 544 pages. The hardcover prose novel is set for release on August 10th, 2021 and will retail for $29.99. It’s currently available for pre-order at your local bookstore and Amazon.