Members of the press received a most triumphant e-mail from Boom Studios today. After a teaser sent out last Monday of a lone image that said “Wyld Stallyns”, we now have official word that Boom will be debuting their new comic series in March, a comic known as “Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return.” Cue the air guitar!
“Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return” has Brian Lynch of Angel: After the Fall handling the writing duties of the six-issue miniseries. It’s exciting to know that he’s also one of the screenwriters for next year’s “Minions” movie. While fans long awaiting the cinematic return of Bill & Ted may have to wait a little longer for the long discussed third film, Boom Studios seems to be on the right track with their creative team. If Brian Lynch’s confirmation as series writer hasn’t provided comfort than certainly artist Jerry Gaylord of Fanboys Vs. Zombies will leave you assured that the Wyld Stallyns are in good hands. Somewhere in the year 2688, Rufus and the leaders are smiling!
As a fan of the series, “Excellent Adventure”, “Bogus Journey”, and the animated series that featured Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and George Carlin as the voices during the first season, I could not be more excited for this comic book. It’s certainly going to be a great mini-series that will hopefully recapture the fun, wacky, and whimsical ways of the slackers from San Dimas.
PRESS RELEASE from BOOM Studios
Many of you guessed right: We are indeed launching a new Bill & Ted comic book series, set to debut in March. The six-issue miniseries is called Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, and is set after the events of both films, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. In this series, Bill & Ted must now fulfill their destiny as the inspiration of galactic harmony, and they start by using their time machine to travel to the 27th century to turn a young Chuck De Nomolos into a fan of Wyld Stallyns.
Writing it will be Brian Lynch, who’s written comics like Angel: After the Fall and Spike, and is also an accomplished screenwriter, having worked on the Puss in Boots and Hop animated films, and next year’s Minions movie. Joining him will be artist Jerry Gaylord (Fanboys Vs. Zombies), a favorite of ours here at BOOM!
Each issue will contain a short back-up story worked on by a different set of creators. In issue #1, that will be writer Ryan North (Adventure Time) and artist Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors). Their story can be described like this: “The Evil Bill and Ted play a trick on the Good Robotusses that only Bill and Ted can solve…with the power of time travel!”