Bill & Tedís Excellent Comic Book

 BTEB   (Marvel, 1991-1992, 2005)

ô and ©1991 Nelson Films

(From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Magnificent, although anyone whoís not a fan of the Bill & Ted films should stay away. Writer and artist Even Dorkin populates the comic with all the characters from both films and more, consistently delivering hilarity based on the dumb characters. As with the films, the plots are thin, but Dorkin packs a full complement of silly jokes in, and, this being a comic, thereís the added bonus of all sorts of visual aides. He doesnít skimp on his backgrounds either, so pity poor inkers Stephen DeStefano (#1-3) and Marie Severin (#4-12) having to ink page after page of crowd scenes. Thereís Bill and Tedís wedding party in #1, while #4 introduces Fight Man, later to star in his own one-shot, and in #10 Bill and Ted enter his world. Itís obvious Dorkinís favorite cast member is Death, who is humiliated in assorted hilarious ways each issue, with #9 being the best as Death has to find a job to pay his rent and is replaced by Death Jr. In #2 he goes on vacation with most egregious consequences, and the funniest issue is #11. Bill and Ted discover their friend Abraham Lincoln is to be assassinated and vow to prevent his death. Prior to this series Dorkin produced the comic adaptation of Bill & Tedís Bogus Journey, which, as the cover promises, is most excellent. Be warned, though, to stay well clear of issue #8, produced by altogether heinous and non-righteous less-talented individuals, dude. ~FP

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#1

  12/1/1991
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 Evan DorkinEvan Dorkin

#2

  1/1/1992
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 Evan DorkinEvan Dorkin

#3

  2/1/1992
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 Evan DorkinEvan Dorkin

#4

  3/1/1992
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1st appearance of Fight ManEvan DorkinEvan Dorkin

#5

  4/1/1992
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 Evan DorkinEvan Dorkin

#6

  5/1/1992
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 Evan DorkinEvan Dorkin

#7

  6/1/1992
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 Evan DorkinEvan Dorkin

#8

  7/1/1992
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 Tom Brevoort, Mike KanterovichEvan Dorkin

#9

  8/1/1992
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 Evan DorkinEvan Dorkin

#10

  9/1/1992
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 Evan DorkinEvan Dorkin

#11

  10/1/1992
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 Evan DorkinEvan Dorkin

#12

  11/1/1992
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Final issueEvan DorkinMarie Severin

Book #1

  2/1/2005
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Collects Bill & Tedís Excellent Comic Book #1-4 and Bill & Tedís Bogus Journey #1Evan DorkinEvan Dorkin

Book #2

  7/1/2005
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Collects #5-7, 9-12; Published by Amaze Ink/Slave LaborEvan DorkinEvan Dorkin