Back to the Future #2

Back to the Future #2

Writer: Bob Gale Artist: Chris Madden, Marcelo Ferreira Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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GREAT SCOTT! The past present and future come crashing together as only BACK TO THE FUTURE can do it! Secrets between the McFly family and Doc Brown are revealed... and what happens to the inventions that don't quite work as planned? All thanks to the guiding hand of BTTF co-creator Bob Gale and co.!

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Nov 9, 2015

    Strangely enough, this comic is vaguely reminiscent of another IDW title: ZVR - Zombies Versus Robots.  In ZVR, a diverse group of talented artists and writers all get together to play in the same sandbox - a post-apocalyptic world of Zombies and War-bots. Hopefully, Gale will allow other writers and artists to 'play in his sandbox.'  ZVR has shown that talent writers and artists can add to and make much richer even a well-established franchise.  It would be wonderful to see how other talents would work with the universe of an American 'Time Lord' flying through the time stream, determined to make sure that history turns out right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Logan J. Fowler Nov 11, 2015

    Back to the Future #2 was a quick read, but I guess that's a good thing. Let's hope that that the short run of the series only gets better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 10, 2015

    This issue certainly does a better job feeling more important to the films than the first issue did. It's fun to read if you love the movies as tidbits are revealed that influence how we view the films. Recommended for diehard fans and science fiction fans alike! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Austin Gorton Nov 11, 2015

    Nevertheless, this pair of stories successfully builds on the foundation laid by the first issue, continuing the anthology approach that allows stories to take place from all over the Back to the Future timeline (and, essentially, multiverse) but also developing its own internal continuity that helps the series stand as its own thing (and not just as an extension of the movies), while also having the kind of fun with plotting that only comes when a narrative has access to a time machine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 12, 2015

    Despite the fact that this mini-series focuses on shorter vignettes over a full-length story, it adds a surprising amount of depth to the characters and events of the original BttF trilogy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Nov 10, 2015

    Both the stories nail the aesthetics of the film " in terms of both look, and narrative feel " and its a real delight to welcome these characters back into active stories. Science Projects fluffy nature sees it fundamentally being less interesting that the second segment of issue one, but given the quality on display, it feels incredibly harsh pointing this out. As a whole, this remains a must-read for anyone who calls themselves a fan of the films. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Nov 10, 2015

    All in all, I would once again recommend BACK TO THE FUTURE #2 mainly to die-hard fans of the series. However, I would go further this time and recommend the A-Story in the book to any fans of alternate history novels or post-apocalyptic settings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Nov 11, 2015

    Back to the Future #2 is yet another solid entry into this comic book expansion, as despite not necessarily being a must have, it is a fun addition for any fan of the trilogy. It also does a fabulous job of exploring the alternative possibilities within this franchise, whilst respecting what has came before it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Nov 11, 2015

    This is a book written for the same people who started applauding during ‘Star Trek 09' when Scotty would say "I'm giving it all she's got Captain!". It's sloppy fanbaiting, made to service a disposable financial need thanks to the Internet's insatiable, if fickle, appetite for novelty. I would argue however, that it is probably the best ‘Back to the Future' comic prequel we could hope for. In the original trilogy, Gale and Zemeckis did a pretty complete job at exploiting their premise, never creating a universe that extends beyond its location and window of time, leaving no real room for improvement via expansion. This book is the best there is at what it does, and what it does is entirely pointless. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Nov 18, 2015

    The first story was okay, it had good artwork and had a decent but compressed little script. The second story is utterly pointless, Marty accidently comes up with a school science project? Give me a break. There is also an origin of the DeLorean thrown on the last page with such little regard that it hurts the car's reputation.

  • 9.0
    wacashack Nov 15, 2015

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