While we may still have some time to wait before the dream of a Bill & Ted 3 is realized on screen, the good folks at BOOM! Studios are giving us the next best thing — San Dimas’ hardest rocking high-school buddies in their very own comic book series: Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return. Longtime fans will recall the lovable duo’s previous foray to the printed page (in Marvel’s 1991 twelve-issue Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book, written and drawn by Milk & Cheese creator Evan Dorkin). Now authors Brian Lynch (Puss in Boots and Ryan North and artists Jerry Gaylord and Ian McGinty are bringing William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan into a new millennium in a six-issue book launching in March 2015. You can view all of the details from the publisher below, as well as a full look at two of its first issue’s three covers (specifically, covers A and C; BOOM! tells us they’ll release cover B at a later date).
BILL & TED’S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #1 (of 6)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
On sale: March 2015
Authors: Brian Lynch, Ryan North
Artists: Jerry Gaylord, Ian McGinty
Cover Artists: A. Felipe Smith B. Trevor Hairsine C. Goñi Montes
Format: 32 pages, full color
WHY WE LOVE IT: Similar to our Big Trouble in Little China comics, we’re returning readers to one of our favorite—and most excellent—cult-classic properties with a new Bill & Ted adventure of epic proportions. And because we’re fans first, we’re making sure it’s something WE would read. Wyld Stallyns forever!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: If you’re a fan of 1980s films, our comics will pick up where they left off—silly humor and likable characters mixed with some cool historical science fiction. Haven’t seen the Bill & Ted movies? Bogus! Still, if you like tongue-in-cheek humor books like Nextwave and our own Adventure Time series, then this is right up your alley!
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Following the time-traveling historic epic of Excellent Adventure and the turbulent life and death of Bogus Journey, Bill and Ted must now fulfill their destiny as the inspiration for galactic harmony! How can someone hate the Wyld Stallyns as much as the evil Chuck De Nomolos? With the power of time travel, Bill and Ted set their sights on turning a young 27th-century Nomolos’ non-non-heinous attitude into something most outstanding and metal! Featuring a main story by Brian Lynch (Angel, the upcoming Minions movie) and Jerry Gaylord (Loki: Ragnarok and Roll), and a backup story by Ryan North (Adventure Time) and Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors).