BACK TO THE FUTURE Comic Book Coming This Year From IDW

It's 2015, the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future and the year that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in Back to the Future Part II. I celebrated the 30th anniversary by attending the largest screening of Back to the Future ever just the other day, and fans can expect more BTTF goodness when October rolls around, since that's the specific month that Marty and Doc (and Jennifer) travel to.

One of the things fans can get excited about is a new Back to the Future comic series from IDW, which Comic Book Resources reports will be overseen by film co-writer Bob Gale and will answer some of the biggest questions fans have had about the film franchise over the years. Gale says:

They came back to me with some story pitches, but they were overly focused on time travel and didn't feel like they were really "BTTF." So that got me thinking about what we could do in a comic series that would fit squarely in the "BTTF Universe" but not feel like an attempt to do "BTTF Part 4" or "imitation BTTF" or "BTT: The Clone Saga."
The answer was based in the movies, particularly "Part II," in which we see two sequences that happen "in between" the existing 1955 scenes from "Part 1": The bit in which Biff gets his cleaned-up car back and then harasses Lorraine as she picks up her dress for the dance; and the conceit that there were two Martys doing different things during the dance...
And then there were the fan questions. Bob Zemeckis and I had been asked many times, "How did Marty and Doc meet?" and "How did Doc's house actually burn down?" So I thought that a series focused on tales in these areas, dealing with the characters as we know them from the movies, answering some of these questions, would be worthwhile. Maybe these stories could enhance or fill in things from the trilogy.

John Barber ("Transformers") and Erik Burnham ("Ghostbusters") will be handling the writing duties, while a rotating group of artists comes into the fold; the first issue will feature art by "Batman '66" artist Brent Schoonover. The first issue tracks how Marty and Doc first met in 1982, how Doc became involved with the Manhattan Project during World War II, and how Doc's house burned down.

Sound like something worth reading?

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