What information is there about the Buckaroo Banzai comic book called Return of the Screw (2006)?

In February of 2006, Moonstone Books (http://www.moonstonebooks.com) published a 16 page preview for a brand new Buckaroo Banzai comic book adapted by Joe Gentile from a 1999 draft of the Buckaroo Banzai: Ancient Secrets & New Mysteries pilot script “Supersize those Fries” written by Earl Mac Rauch.

Preview Issue Comic cover

Buckaroo Banzai: Return of the Screw Issue #1 (May 2006), #2 (August 2006) and #3 (November 2006)

Story: Earl Mac Rauch, Joe Gentile
Art: Stephen Thompson,Inks: Keith Williams
Colors: Ken Wolak
32 Pages

From the Moonstone website: "Writer Mac Rauch and director WD Richter return to their creation with a BRAND NEW STORY! Everyone’s favorite adventurer/surgeon/rock star is back again just in time to save the world! Banzai must battle more than one surprise arch enemy, but all acting in concert to bring Banzai to his knees! All this sandwiched between a couple of great rock and roll guitar solos, a few surgical procedures,a crazy gun battle, Buck’s one chance for the ultimate revenge, his soul in turmoil,chicks digging him, engineering synchronicity, pretty toilets, a human pickle, and a giant sombrero!

Part two continues as Banzai, along with his Hong Kong Cavaliers, protects our way of life as we know it! Meanwhile they must contend with: remembering where they parked the Jet Car, a huge elector-magnetic pulse, the Widow’s buttocks, Lectroids, a misplaced syringe, and the World Crime League! Gah! Who has time for a "sound check" at this rate! The rollicking adventure picks up steam as the crap really hits the fan in this one!

Part 3 of this rollicking saga concludes as Banzai, along with his Hong Kong Cavaliers, think outside of the box to make sure our world can safely go to sleep at night!Hearts are broken, a birth of something strange, a photo with a sad memory, a road trip with Uzi’s, the Man in the Moon, an assault on a Lectroid stronghold, Tommy as Tarzan, unerring marksmanship, the taste of a good rope, and all that wrapped inside a riddle about an elephant! But when will they have the time to book the studio to record their next smash album?"

Issue #1 Cover by Matt Haley

Issue #1 Cover by Michael Stribling

Issue #1 Cover by David Michael Beck

Issue #2 Cover by Dave Ulanski

Issue #2 Cover by Stephen Thompson

Issue #2 Cover by Dave Dorman

Issue #3 Cover by Michael Stribling

Issue #3 Cover by Michael Stribling

Buckaroo Banzai Return of the Screw Graphic Novel
(Contains issues #1 - 3)

Moonstone: Dec 2007
Original cover price: $16.95
By Mac Rauch, Stephen Thompson, Keith Williams, and Wolak.

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