Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #1

Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #1

Writer: Bob Gale, Erik Burnham Artist: Alan Robinson Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 11, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
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Time-travelling into comics directly out of Telltale's 2010 smash-hit episodic video game BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE GAME! When an empty time-traveling DeLorean suddenly shows up in 1986, Marty McFly quickly learns that his friend Doctor Emmett "Doc" Brown is stranded in 1931 and possibly in mortal danger. Now it's up to Marty to return to the past to once again save Doc and the time-space continuum! But this time, will he be too late?
•  Featuring the talents of Back to the Future co-creator Bob Gale, writer Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, Back to the Future), and artist Alan Robinson (V-Wars, Back to the Future).
•  Adapting the hit video game from writers Bob Gale, Michael Stemmie, Andy Hartzell and Jonathan Straw for the first time!

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Alexis Simonetta May 10, 2016

    On the negative side of things, there are a few pages where the dialogue panels don't line up just right and it's easy to read the wrong panel first. It also follows the predictable BTTF pattern of showing yet ANOTHER reason why time travel is bad (when we all know it's actually awesome/impossible). This visit, just like any other in Back to the Future, will lead to more events that mess up the future for Marty. It's a predictable plot line for the franchise, but one that they (once again) do very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Slackjaw Punks - BeardMaster May 10, 2016

    If you're a fan of the original movie trilogy, video game, or IDW's ongoing series, be sure to pick up the Back to the Future: Citizen Brown miniseries from your local comic book store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney May 10, 2016

    Overall, even with the game-to-comic transition inevitably shedding some of what made the game such a treat, theres still a lot for fans of Doc and Martys escapades to enjoy here. And lets face it – at this stage, theres not too many people who count themselves outside of that number. So yeah, one to pick up, for all and sundry. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - James Rothfuss May 23, 2016

    I cannot help but wonder if writing a story in the past would be challenging for some people, due to most modern comics that reference the internet or cell phones. The internet was before Marty's time. Just imagine Marty's kids going back and forgetting that Google could not help them find information. Now I feel old, but not as old as Bob Gale. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo May 11, 2016

    BACK TO THE FUTURE CITIZEN BROWN #1 is unfortunately a strap down from the main series it's spun-off from. I would honestly only recommend it for fans of the Telltale game who want to see how the adaptation goes. Anyone else should wait for the arc the main series is launching later this month, which is similar in concept but in a different, unrestricted continuity according to Gales introduction to this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 12, 2016

    On the one hand, Bob Gale and Erik Burnham's slightly compressed version of game logic is a fun read, perfectly at ease in the existing Back to the Future world and true to the voices of the original characters. On the other, it's still an existing story being shifted into a different format, and so far it offers few surprises for those who have already dipped into the game. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel May 11, 2016

    The issue feels a bit predictable but will probably pick up later. Hardcore fans of the franchise will want to make sure to check this one out and even those who are only casual to the series will find something to enjoy. It's an adventure with Marty and Doc Brown, when is this ever a bad thing? Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm May 11, 2016

    Unfortunately, those people will end up getting very little value for their purchase. Read Full Review

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