The Bill & Ted comics by Evan Dorkin – originally published by Marvel Comics, then Slave Labor and then Boom Studios – are one of those rarest of beasts, an adaptation that is as good as the original. Merging the anarchy of Milk and Cheese with the pop-cultural deep dives of Pirate Corps, it took what was genuinely a better-than-it-ought-to-be series of Bill & Ted movies and gave us a comic book series that was even sillier, funnier and surprisingly heart warming, amongst the time/dimension-travelling and robot-building insanity.
Now that we are getting a new movie, Bill & Ted Face The Music, we are also getting a new comic book series from Evan Dorkin, this time drawn by another comic book legend Roger Langridge who has an insanely long comic career in so many flavours of pop culture, from Muppets to Doctor Who, as well as his own surreal, detailed and hysterical comic book lines from Knuckles The Malevolent Nun to Fred The Clown. He is currently writing The Goon and creating a daily Instagram cartoon blog that has become essential reading during this time of trial.
While it's not in the solicit, the covers to the Bill & Ted comics also credit Ed Solomon in the place a co-writer would go. Solomon was the original writer and creator of the Bill and Ted films with Chris Matheson, including the new one. And the covers also make this the official canon prequel to Face The Music.
So, coming from Dark Horse in September 2020… Bill And Ted Are Doomed by Evan Dorkin, Ed Solomon and Roger Langridge, here's the solicit for the first issue.
BILL & TED ARE DOOMED #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Evan Dorkin (A) Roger Langridge (CA) Evan Dorkin
After defeating the evil dictator De Nomolos in Bogus Journey in 1995, things aren't looking as excellent as they should for either Bill and Ted or Wyld Stallyns. There's tension in the band and worry at home. Bill and Ted's obsessiveness with writing the one song to bring peace to the world is affecting their playing and their relationships with their families. The band is losing favor with fans and the future isn't shaping up as they were all led to believe it would from past (and future) events. Desperate for a solution Bill and Ted burst in to announce their great idea to revive the band's fortunes: A world tour to spread the love-and the rock, and the love of the rock-to the world. In Shops: Sep 09, 2020 SRP: $3.99