Back to the Future #1 Capsule Review


Title:  Back to the Future #1

Publisher:  IDW Publishing

Writer:  Bob Gale;  John Barber;  Erik Burnham

Artist:  Brent Schoonover;  Dan Schoening

Inker:  David Witt

Colorist:  Kelly Fitzpatrick;  Luis Antonio Delgado

Letterer:  Shawn Lee

Cover Artist:  Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado;  Brent Schoonover and Jordie Bellaire;  Amy Mebberson;  

Review:  ★★★★☆

With the start of IDW’s new Back to the Future series, they could have chosen to continue tales taking place after the third film;  Bob Gale is helping with scripting duty after all.  Instead, wisely we believe, they chose to craft new tales set in the past to fill in the gap of our beloved characters.  One of our greatest questions about the series finally gets answered:  how did Marty McFly, a high school student, get involved with Doctor Emmet Brown, the local mad scientist of sorts?  Not only do we see that story unfold, but the series tells a second story that digs into Doc’s scientific past.  Sure, we want to know if Marty and Doc had more time traveling adventures, but doing that here would have felt forced.  These stories feel natural and look to give us a great insight into the series itself.  Considering this is the original film’s 30th anniversary, this series is already looking to be a fantastic tribute.

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