It’s Back to the Future Day this week! And while Back to the Future co-writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale have essentially said that a fourth movie or a reboot will only happen over their dead bodies, there’s still room to explore the Back to the Future universe in other mediums. Like in a comic book!
This Wednesday, October 21, 2015 is not only the date that Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) took Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) to the future in Back to the Future 2, it’s also the day that IDW will debut a brand new Back to the Future comic book miniseries with full involvement from Gale. Outside of his screenwriting career, Gale has written Amazing Spider-Man and Daredevil for Marvel Comics.
The Back to the Future comic will unveil “untold tales and alternate timelines,” but the first issue features a story by Gale, with a script by Erik Burnham and art by Dan Schoening that follows Doc Brown’s involvement in the world-changing Manhattan Project. Great Scott! (Sorry, had to say it.)
Comic Book Resources has also posted the very first look at the other story in Back to the Future # 1, the aptly titled “When Marty Met Emmett.” And as you can see in our gallery below, the new story actually begins a few years after Marty left 1885 as Doc Brown tells his wife Clara—and their sons Jules and Verne—how he first encountered Marty McFly in 1982. He also shares a little bit of family history with them, which includes a very suspicious fire in 1962.
“When Marty Met Emmett” has a story by Gale and a script by Gale and John Barber, with art by Brent Schoonover and David Witt.
Back to the Future fans, share your thoughts on the new comic in the comment section below!
HT: Comic Book Resources
Image Credits: IDW