Bob's Burgers #1

Bob's Burgers #1

Writer: Rachel Hastings Artist: Frank Forte Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 27, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16
7.4Critic Rating
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All right! The very first Bob's Burgers comic book, a new series from the creator of the hit TV show, created by Loren Bouchard! Now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) in brand-new in-canon stories created by the TV show's producers, writers and animators creating all original stories appearing exclusively in this comics series. Each comic includes hilarious installments of: "Louise's Unsolved Mysteries," "Tina's Erotic Friend Fiction," "A Gene Belcher Original Musical," "Letters Written by Linda" and "Bob's Burgers of the Day."

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Denise Blakely Aug 26, 2014

    Bob's Burgers goes from the screen to the pages of comic books. Good thing, because we could all use a little more Belchers in our lives! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Aug 26, 2014

    Bob's Burgers #1 is a great start to fun series base on a hit television show. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jordan Jennings Aug 29, 2014

    In the end Bobs Burgers #1 traps the essence of the show into four color form. The short stories were a brilliant decision and set up for some high quality humor. The art style doesnt deviate far from the models which helps attracts fans and is a delight to look at. The art team had an eye for comedic performance by having the characters act to perfect timing. Bobs Burgers #1 is a blast to read and fans of the show need to buy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Sushi - Stephen Poferl Aug 26, 2014

    This comic is great. No, wait, it's magnificent. No, that's not right"it's stupendous! That's it, nailed it. The writing is truly in the voice of the characters. I couldn't help but hear each one of them in my head as I read the comic. Even down to the cadence with which Tina speaks. It's immaculate. The art looks almost exactly like the art in the show, but of course there are unique differences. Each vignette is written and drawn by different creators, so there are nice breaks in the continuity. It's honestly like reading five little comics for the price of one. I think Dynamite has really latched themselves to a winner here. I'm anxious to read more and I can't wait to see where they take this title. Happy reading! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Aug 28, 2014

    “Bob's Burgers” #1 joins the ranks of other tie-in comics as of late that break free from their source materials to just tell some really fun stories. If you're a fan of the show, it's a hilarious title that'll expand your views on the Belcher family. If not, maybe this comic will change your mind to try outFox's best animated series. That's right,The Simpsons.Someone said you weren't the best.On the internet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 27, 2014

    Admittedly, it would be interesting to see the writers take on a continuing story. One can't help but wish there were a little more to each chapter of the book. Perhaps they'll try it down the road (though the next issue is advertised as an anthology as well). But when you get down to it, it's tough to find much to complain about when a book's debut is this much fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Aug 28, 2014

    The artlooks exactly like the show so there won't be much surprise there. It's still wonderfully drawn and with the action shifting to panels, you can see how much detail is put into things like facial expressions. Tina's story is again the best. The art style becomes more fantasy like when the magical horse stuff comes into play and it does a really good job at helping to show that the events are the creative ideas of Tina. All of the art is bright and colorful and it really is a delight to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Aug 28, 2014

    The comic is a must for fans of the television show, and if you've only heard about it and want to check what it's all about, this isn't a bad place to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Adler Aug 29, 2014

    I understand the want to jump directly in to stories about the kids, since they are easily the breakout characters of the show, but I would like to see more of Bob and Linda in the next issues. Aside from their one page gag pieces, each is relegated to minimal supporting stature in these tales. Other than that, it's a great start to this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Daniel Pearson Aug 22, 2014

    A triple stacked treat from Bob's Burgers #1 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Aug 30, 2014

    Overall Bob's Burgers #1 is a book that fans of the TV series will want to pick up. It won't draw in new viewers but it'll amuse the current fans. This book has some pretty good art and some genuinely funny moments but comes a little short of matching the show. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Myke Ladiona Sep 3, 2014

    In the end, you can't have your burger and eat it too. This comic seems to be on track to hold the fans over between episodes, without spoiling the main course that is the fifth season. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 26, 2014

    Bob’s Burgers undoubtedly works best on screen. However, some knowing writing and a clean artistic translation makes this more than just a cheap cash-in on the success of the television series, albeit one that misses some of the best elements of the show that inspired it. As such, it seems unlikely that this book could have the longevity of the series, due to enter its fifth series next month. Now: is it only a matter of time before we get that Archer comic? Sploosh. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Christopher Bennett Aug 27, 2014

    For the most part, this issue feels a little gimmicky. Diehard Bob's Burgers fans may get more out of it, but for everyone else its an amusing but far from laugh out loud affair. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Aug 27, 2014

    The biggest misstep from the writers in this book is limiting the Belchers to a few pages. The anthology episodes of the show are its weakest, because the Belchers thrive on long-form narratives that allow them to grow and change; to get better. The Belchers are not the traditional, unsolvable sitcom family, and even though the episode scenarios get a little outlandish, they always ground the problems in an emotional reality of a regular family that owns a struggling small business, but who love each other. This book makes quick gags out of the struggles of the Belchers and expects us to thank them for it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Aug 27, 2014

    While I found myself desperately wanting to enjoy this comic the same way love the show, there simply wasnt much here for me to get excited about. Sure, it had its occasional moments, but for the most part, this issue serves as a stark warning about the fact that just because something is fun on the TV screen, that doesnt necessarily mean its going to work as a comic. Which is a real shame. Read Full Review

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