Whether or not you’ll be daring enough to venture out to see it in theaters when Bill & Ted Face the Music is released, there’s never been a better time to be a Bill and Ted fan. Just when you thought the trailer released on Bill and Ted (6/9 dudes!) was the only thing to get you pumped for the Wyld Stallyns reunion, Dark Horse announced a new official prequel comic Bill and Ted Are Doomed featuring the involvement of not only the franchise’s co-creator/co-writer Ed Solomon, but also comic creator Evan Dorkin as a co-creator along with artist Roger Langridge.
Anyone familiar with Evan Dorkin’s career know this isn’t his first rodeo in the Bill and Ted franchise. After getting first tipping his toe with the Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey comic adaptation for Marvel, Dorkin would then go on to write and draw the Bill and Ted’s Excellent Comic Book ongoing series, also for Marvel and was nominated for a 1992 Eisner Award in the category of Best Humor Comic.
After lingering in dormancy for awhile, Boom! Comics revived the franchise with a Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return miniseries in 2015 that led to two more miniseries. With Bill and Ted license now having passed to Dark Horse, it appears the events of Most Triumphant Return are no longer canon.
Bill & Ted Face the Music opens on August 14 and Bill and Ted Are Doomed arrives stores on September 9.
Check out the solicitation info and Cover A by Dorkin and Cover B by Langridge below!
After defeating the evil dictator De Nomolos in Bogus Journey in 1995, things aren’t looking as excellent as they should for either Bill and Ted or Wyld Stallyns. There’s tension in the band and worry at home. Bill and Ted’s obsessiveness with writing the one song to bring peace to the world is affecting their playing and their relationships with their families. The band is losing favor with fans and the future isn’t shaping up as they were all led to believe it would from past (and future) events. Desperate for a solution Bill and Ted burst in to announce their great idea to revive the band’s fortunes: A world tour to spread the love-and the rock, and the love of the rock-to the world.