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‘Back to the Future #5:’ Comic Book Review

This is it! We made it! Okay, fine. Yes, we made it to the future. But, we also made it past four issues of IDW’s Back to the Future comic book series. This month, we are fortunate enough to catch up on Issue #5 of what was only supposed to be a four-part series. How exciting is the future now?!

But, enough about the future. Now, think back to the past for a second, and if you can recall from January in Back to the Future #4, Doc told his two boys, Jules and Vern, the story about how Marty and Jennifer first got together. We also found out just how Doc Brown turned his famous, time-traveling DeLorean into a flying machine by using comic books as a means of expensive future currency. Who knew . . .

This month, we get “Clara’s Story.” I always wanted to know more about Clara and her personal back story, and now we do. From her adventures as a child, to her love for Jules Verne, it’s easy to see that Clara and the Doc were destined to be together from the start.

Of course, we wouldn’t have any of these previously untold tales and alternate timelines without the brilliant minds of writers John Barber, Bob Gale, and Erik Burnham. All three have done a fantastic job at keeping the stories simple, yet also completely in line with one of the best movie trilogies ever made. It’s the story in Back to the Future that’s so tight; even as three films about time travel, the movies just make sense! Add some beautiful artwork by Marcelo Ferreira and stunning colors by Diego Rodriguez, and this comic book series is quickly becoming the one I most look forward to reading.

But, for now, it looks like the future of this series can’t come soon enough . . .


Joshua Desjardins, Fanbase Press Contributor



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