In Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly visits a dystopian timeline where Biff Tannen has taken over Hill Valley, murdered Marty's dad, and married his mom. This turns out to be because his older self in 2015 stole the DeLorean to give his younger self in 1955 a Sports Almanac that enabled him to become wealthy by gambling. But when you think about it, it would take more than results of sporting events for a less-than-brilliant teenage bully to become a wealthy corporate titan.

Biff to the Future, a new six-issue miniseries from IDW, tells that story. Beginning with young Biff receiving the almanac, it follows him as he realizes just what he has and how to use it, and then start accumulating money and power. This dark take on the Back to the Future franchise is co-written by Bob Gale and Derek Fridolfs, with art and cover by Alan RobinsonBack to the Future: Biff to the Future #1 also features one variant cover by Fridolfs, and another Anthony Marques and J. Bone.

 

Art by Alan Robinson
Art by Alan Robinson
Art by Alan Robinson
Art by Alan Robinson
Art by Alan Robinson
Variant Cover by Derek Fridolfs
Variant Cover by Anthony Marques and J. Bone

 

Here's the official word from IDW:

Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #1 (of 6)

Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs (w) • Alan Robinson (a & c)

When Old Biff Tannen travels to the past to give his younger self the Grays Sports Almanac, he opens a lethal Pandora’s Box that drastically changes the course of history. In the BTTF movies, Doc and Marty save the day -- but what happens in Biff Tannen’s dystopia before they do? Find out in BIFF TO THE FUTURE, the alternate life story of Biff Tannen detailing his diabolical rise to power, his dangerous relationship with the McFly family and Doc Brown, and his ultimate demise. The apocalypse has got nothing on the kinds of trouble a Tannen can make! Written by BTTF co-creator Bob Gale with Derek Fridolfs (Batman) and illustrated by Alan Robinson(BTTF: Citizen Brown).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99