Bill Ted Save the Universe 1 is Most Excellent

first_imgStay on target Once, the San Dimas High School duo made history. Then they became history. Now Bill & Ted are back and ready to save more than just earth, they are saving the universe.Bill & Ted comics have always been a guilty pleasure of mine for a long time now. Some of you may remember Evan Dorkin’s (Milk & Cheese) Eisner award winning series from the early nineties. They left me in stitches and continue to be a hot back issue series among comic shops today. Later, Boom Studios acquired the rights to Bill & Ted and released Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return by Brian Lynch and Ryan North. Shortly after writer Brian Joines and artist Bachan worked on the Wyld Stallyns returned to hell in Bill & Ted Go to Hell. Now the same creative crew are back to stir up the “bodacious” pot more than ever in Bill & Ted Save the Universe! Here is a quick synopsis from BOOM!:The Wyld Stallyns are back, and this time they’re traveling across the whole universe! Bill and Ted have been kidnapped by a bodacious alien and are handed over to…their long-lost family?!Interestingly enough, Brian Joines discussed with SyfyWire that the story line within ‘Saves the Universe’ is very close to what the “In development hell” third film to the Bill & Ted franchise was supposed to me.“In Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the duo was tasked with creating a song to save the universe. While they never got around to that, fast forward a couple of centuries, and their music is now something galaxies fight over. In Bill & Ted Save the Universe, Bill & Ted’s music is supposed to bring peace to the cosmos, but peace doesn’t just happen overnight — there’s always resistance to anything that rattles the status quo,” said Joines. “It’s such a broad, fun, goofy tale that as long as you maintain those levels, there’s really nothing that’s off the table regarding where you take the story and the characters. They’ve already time-traveled and visited the afterlife — why NOT send them on some big intergalactic adventure next?”First I’d like to praise Bachan here for his fantastic panels in this first issue. He really does a great job with keeping a solid, realistic look to the characters, while at the same time giving them a fun animated look. Fingers pointing a bit more elongated, eyes work that is very expressive. Almost like something seen in a Tex Avery cartoon. The blending of the two work hand in hand on a book involving these two time-traveling rock stars.As for the story itself, Brian Joines does great with keeping to the early nineties lingo of yesteryear that gives Bill & Ted their charm. The story starts out just as you would imagine a B&T adventure going but then gives a bit more into their surrounds which I enjoyed. We see the effects that the two boys adventures have put on their forgotten families, especially Ted’s father, and brother Deacon. Imagine having a son or brother who is an idiot and stumbles into intergalactic stardom and is praised by millions, while you’re left to still work hard to earn a living.But let’s be real. We’re not looking for a deep sympathetic story line in a Bill & Ted comic. There is plenty of nonsense to go around. It’s just nice to see some deep context help out the silly humor.All your favorites are back like Rufus, the babes, Station, Death and so much more! This was a fun read and was nice to break up all the dark and brooding seriousness that is my backlog.Bill & Ted Save the Universe issue #1 is on sale now with issue #2 hitting stores in July. Party on Geek.com reading dudes!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is Unpredictable, Stunning and WildVariant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18) last_img

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