Back to the Future #3 Capsule Review


Title:  Back to the Future #3

Publisher:  IDW Publishing

Writer:  Bob Gale;  John Barber;  Erik Burnham

Artist:  Corin Howell;  Alan Robinson

Inker:  David Witt

Colorist:  Jose Luis Rio

Letterer:  Shawn Lee

Cover Artist:  Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado;  Tony Fleecs;  Fernando Ruiz and Anwar Hanano

Review:  ★★★★☆

This month IDW brings us two stories that fit between the spaces of what we never saw in the films.  The first story involves George and Lorraine both coming to Doc, looking for Marty for advice, some time after Marty left back for the present.  It’s an amusing situation as both think the other doesn’t care about them anymore, due to the changes Marty created in getting them together.  It’s something we certainly could see fitting into the film universe, as I personally always wondered if the two had further interactions with Doc as they looked for their friend “Calvin”.  The second story goes a different direction as it would be harder to imagine it happening between the cracks of the film.  When old Biff takes the DeLorean to the past and tries to figure out how to use it, he accidentally send himself back to the Jurassic Age.  He has an encounter with a dinosaur which takes off with his almanac.  Again, I cannot imagine this happening in the film as it is pretty ridiculous.  I mean that in a good way, however.  Watching grumpy Biff deal with a dinosaur is hilarious, especially as he bashes it in the head with his cane.  Both are completely different style of stories, but bring some great new content to this universe we still love.

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