Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return #1

Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return #1

Writer: Ryan North, Brian Lynch Artist: Ian McGinty, Jerry Gaylord Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Following the time-traveling historic epic of Excellent Adventure and the turbulent life and death of Bogus Journey, Bill and Ted must now fulfill their destiny as the inspiration for galactic harmony! How can someone hate the Wyld Stallyns as much as the evil Chuck De Nomolos? With the power of time travel, Bill and Ted set their sights on turning a young 27th-century Nomolos' non-nonheinous attitude into something most outstanding and metal!

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 16, 2015

    There are a lot of comic books based on a particular franchise that fail to capture what made the original so unique. Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return does the opposite in spades with plenty of air guitar shenanigans that provide all of the fun and nostalgia one can handle. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Mar 10, 2015

    Whether you’re looking for a new story or a sentimental throwback, Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return is the best way to go. You’ll tear up from the nostalgia, and laugh from the sheer ridiculousness. Either way, you’ll have a good time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Apr 8, 2015

    The truth is, even if I didn't realize it, that I've been missing these characters in my life. Now that I have them back, I am better off for it. I suspect if you've ever seen either movie, and have fond memories of it, you'll love this book. Check out issue 1 now, and be prepared for another great adventure in the upcoming issues! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 12, 2015

    It remains to be seen if we'll ever actually get that third Bill and Ted movie Hollywood keeps promising. But at the very least, this comic does a most competent job of continuing the adventures of Ted "Theodore Logan" and Bill S. Preston, Esq. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 11, 2015

    The main story takes a while to kick into gear and isn't funny or fun enough to pull its own weight, but the backup by Ryan North more than saves the issue with a perfect rendition of the best buds on an excellent adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Mar 11, 2015

    For a first issue, Bill and Ted's Most Triumphant Return makes a solid case for reading the other 5. It can't be recommended to everyone, but fans are finally getting their due. I can't wait for issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 11, 2015

    The first issue of BILL & TED's MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN isn't as sensational as the title makes it out to be, but it's still a fantastic venture into this new book. More than anything else, it's great to see these characters back in action, even if the first issue leaves the reader wanting a little bit more in the story department. The book is easily a hit with its target demographic, and it will put smiles on fans faces, just excited to see Bill & Ted travel through time again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Mar 11, 2015

    Overall, Bill And Ted's Most Triumphant Return is exactly that, an utterly authentic, nostalgia-filled look at what happened after the credits rolled on the second movie. Fans of the films will be in absolute heaven here, although newcomers to the franchise " assuming such bogus people still actually exist " are likely to feel left out and confused by the brisk pace and frequent referencing of previous events. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Overmental - Logan Dalton Mar 10, 2015

    If you're a huge Bill and Ted fan, have actually seen Bogus Journey, and have been praying to Neo for a third film, knock yourself out. However, paying full price for a good six page comic and an okay eighteen page one might not be in everyone's best interests, and it might be a better use of your time/money to wait for the trade and see how the future plotline plays out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Mar 11, 2015

    The all-age appeal, fun artwork and crazy story line might be enough to get those who are not familiar with the franchise to go back and experience it on video on demand or buying actual discs at a store. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jim Taylor Mar 11, 2015

    Beautiful colouring elevates the artwork, and while the story doesn't quite hit the right notes there's a lot of potential on display. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Stuart Fitzwilliam Mar 10, 2015

    Bill & Ted sets us up for what looks to be a fun ride through time and early 90's references. This is one of those titles that could have so easily jumped the shark, but the creators have been most excellent to us and delivered a comic that's fun, faithful and in no way bogus. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Mar 12, 2015

    Bryan Lynch does a great job of capturing the voice and tone, but the story plays it a little too safe Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Vixen Ninetails May 5, 2015

    Make sure to pick up issue 1 of Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return for a trip down memory lane dudes and dudets! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 10, 2015

    I am a huge Bill and Ted fan and while Brian Lynch and Ryan North show they know the characters and Universe, the story barely gets started before it ends.  The art was reminiscent of the cartoon which made me fall in love with it right away, but this issue didn't live up to my hopes for what this book could be.  I liked it, but I really wanted to love it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Garza Mar 11, 2015

    Let's face it, if Bill and Ted does not tickle your funny bone, this book probably isn't for you. Like I said I mostly enjoyed it for nostalgic reasons and really didn't feel like I had to invest much into the story. It's a very similar feeling I get when watching the movies. So in a way it's somewhat successful. There are some truly funny moments when the creative teams manages to pull off the landing, but this book almost feels unnecessary. I do love that Wyld Stallyns have a cover band called wild stallions though, and for that I'm on board for at least another issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 12, 2015

    Overall, there's nothing egregiously bad about the book – it just feels like a lost opportunity and, sadly, one that so many licensed comics make. I am not advocating for having the first issue be a totally fresh start, but there's no reason to expect the audience to be an encyclopedic fan to pick up the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Mar 10, 2015

    Given that the story has no real drive to get to the next stage, it's difficult to say whether this is worth coming back for a second outing. Fans will enjoy the stroll down memory lane, and it's fun enough that a monthly outing in this world wouldn't be without merit. Yet it may also benefit from being a one-shot, as there just simply isn't enough substance here to warrant a series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Coleman Mar 11, 2015

    I didn't know what to expect going in, so my expectations were super low especially as Big Trouble in Little China is on a downward spiral right now. Luckily this is a mini-series so hopefully they have enough interesting material to fill it up. I would be more worried if this was an ongoing series (unless they hired a really good writer). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Mar 11, 2015

    Bill & Ted are still Bill & Ted, if you love em, youll love em here. Its the framework they are trapped in that truly holds them back. This is only the first issue in a 6 part series so things could totally turn around in the plot department. If youre not already a fan theres nothing here for you, but if you are I urge you to give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Mar 11, 2015

    This book is not going to sell you on Bill & Ted, dude. If you're, like, the De Nomolos of the real world, then this is totally not the book for you. But if you dig the bodacious, the excellent, and air guitar, you'll totally dig this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Mar 16, 2015

    Everything in the book is fun and light but it's a bit confusing as to who, exactly, is the audience for the material. Fans of the stories will be able to dive right in, though -- with Boom!'s status as a smaller publisher -- they may not even realize it exists. New readers would have a bit of a learning curve in these pages as the script hits the ground running, not taking a whole lot of time to introduce readers to the world. The first few pages of the comic have an enormous cast of characters running around from wildly different backgrounds and could make for an overwhelming experience. With that aside, "Bill and Ted's Most Triumphant Return" is quite a bit of fun and should continue to be for the remaining issues in the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Mar 11, 2015

    Unfortunately, I can't in good conscience recommend this book for anything but a fun nostalgic trip down memory lane. If you were a fan of the movies you will probably enjoy yourself to a point, but unless you were an extreme diehard who wishes the Wyld Stallyns were an actual band and Bill and Ted were you're most excellent friends, then I'd suggest you pass on this book. But hey, if you are feeling nostalgic then there's no reason not to give it a read " on the other hand, you could just look the movies up on Netflix and shut it off when you get your fix. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Project-Nerd - Matt Carter Mar 17, 2015

    Smaller publishers like Boom! rely on licensed properties to subsidize their publisher-owned releases, which is why you see so many of them on the market. When a licensed property has a strong, or even cult, following, all they need to do is throw a well-known, talented creative team behind it, and the book will sell. What makes Bill & Ted an odd choice is that it never really had that sort of appeal beyond its initial shelf life. That's not to say that injecting some fresh life into the franchise isn't possible, but it's a tough job that Lynch and Gaylord don't deliver on. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Mar 15, 2015

    If you liked BOTH Bill and Ted movies, this comic might appeal to you much more than it did for me. But, I definitely found myself losing interest, and the awful backup killed it for good. I'm sorry to say I won't be picking up the rest of this mini. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    RedDiamondDame Mar 13, 2015

    Written purely for fans of the series. Everyone else could enjoy it if they take the time to watch Bogus Journey, the second film. Otherwise they might just be scratching their heads wondering what is the world is going on in the book. The art is fun and fresh and makes sure that you easily recognize the characters as they were portrayed by the original actors back in '91.

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