Of all the movies I obsessed over in my youth, I don't think that any of them had a character as thoroughly wretched as Biff Tannen. As the primary villain of the Back to the Future trilogy, he exists to ruin multiple generations of the McFly family, with horrible schemes that are responsible for breaking the timestream itself. I mean, it's one thing to cheat to win, but to use time travel to cheat so much that it winds up turning his hometown into a nightmare dystopia? That's honestly the least of what Makes Biff such a horrible person.
Now, though, we're getting a few more details about the fall, rise, fall, rise, and fall of Hill Valley's least favorite son in the form of IDW's newest Back to the Future series, Biff to the Future, from BTTF screenwriter Bob Gale, Derek Fridolfs, and Alan Robinson.
If your Luke Cage binge has ended, there’s only one thing left to do. Okay, eleven things, if you feel compelled to watch ten more times, but we’re talking about the easter egg hunt. There’s plenty overt ones a bit of Iron Fist foreshadowing, but did you know a newspaper clipping puts Back to the Future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Remember a couple of weeks ago when everyone was excited about Back to the Future, because we finally got to the second movie's promised future of hoverboards and Jaws XIX? Well, for some of us --- dare I say, a lot of us --- that excitement never goes away. We're just stoked about Marty McFly and Doc Brown literally all the time, and fortunately, IDW is giving us a very good reason to stay that way.
For instance, ask yourself just what you know about Doc Brown. In all likelihood, you know that he's really into DeLoreans, that he fell off the toilet this one time, that he's really into cowboy times, that he has a doctorate in something, and that his best friend is an 80s teen, but that's probably about it. Fortunately for us, we're about to learn a whole lot more about Doc Brown's past in IDW's Back to the Future #2, by Bob Gale, John Barber, Erik Burnham, Marcelo Ferriera, Chris Madden, and Dan Schoening. Check out a preview!
Well, it’s been almost 26 years, but we’re finally here; October 21, 2015. This is the day in the far flung future that Marty McFly traveled to in 1989’s Back To The Future Part II; The impossibly distant future time where everyone would have hoverboards and flying cars. I assume you’re reading this as you put on your talking clothes, getting ready to eat your miraculously expanding pizzas.
OK, if the future isn't quite what we expected, at least we have this awesome collection of Back To The Future fan art to keep us entertained!
As you have no doubt been informed by the internet by now; today, October 21, 2015, marks the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to from 1985 in Back to the Future Part II. Sure, we might not have hoverboards, and we never did make it to that 19th Jaws movie --- although we have had three Sharknados, which ought to count for something --- but it's still a good time to look back on what is legitimately one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time.
And to do that, we of course turned to Dinosaur Comics creator and multiple Eisner award-winner Ryan North, the man who once wrote a book-length page-by-page critical breakdown of the novelization of the feature film. Turn your pockets inside out and join us for a discussion of its influence on our childhood vocabularies, and the strange scenes that were cut out to make a much better movie than it otherwise might have been.
In a press release that is apparently from the future, the publisher announced Wednesday it'll be publishing a new Back to the Future anthology comic starting in October. Subtitled Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines, the series will follow alternate versions of events from the movies, fill in the gaps between them, and offer up prequel stories. (Maybe we'll see Doc Brown's college years!)
When Funko announced that they'd be teaming with Super7 to mass produce and distribute the 3.75" ReAction line, it seemed fan dreams of owing toys in the style of Kenner's 1977 Star Wars figures across both classic and contemporary pop culture licenses were going to come true. Little did anyone know just HOW true. Thanks to new images at Entertainment Earth, collectors can now have a look at what's going to be a busy 2014, with more than 60 total ReAction figures planned from movies including The Rocketeer, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Predator, The Terminator, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Back to the Future, Escape from New York, Firefly, Scream, The Goonies, Universal Monsters, Pulp Fiction, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, Trick 'R Treat, Halloween and The Crow.
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