Comic Review: Bill and Ted Go To Hell (BOOM! Studios)

Want a triumphant, non-heinous comic to read? Well you need look no further than the most excellent Bill S Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan The story starts with everyone’s […]

Want a triumphant, non-heinous comic to read? Well you need look no further than the most excellent Bill S Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan

The story starts with everyone’s favourite reaper playing connect four (already I’m hooked) but it doesn’t end the way he expects and seriously hampers his plans to meet up with the Wyld Stallynz. As Bill and Ted are suspecting foul play their practice is interrupted by none other than demon Colonel Oats who attacks them until robot Bill and Ted rescue them. The duo head to Missy’s in the hope of helping out Death without having to actually die themselves, after reaching his home they are set upon by their own personal demons which you will remember from the film (if you don’t Then shame on you).

With death taken to Hell Bill and Ted turn to the only one that can help them, Rufus and with the phone booth they time travel to cherry pick their own historical hitmen to help them rescue the reaper but when they get to Hell they get a most bogus surprise when they find out who is in charge! The new boss of hell traps them all in their own worst nightmares as he/she prepares to take out God and claim heaven for themselves.

The ensuing battle spans Hell, Heaven, Purgatory and of course the bowling alley and has cameos from all the films main characters and a few extras to boot before the fate of the world is decided!

What a brilliant comic this is especially if you loved the films. The essence of the Wyld Stallynz is captured perfectly and each character is portrayed exactly as they should be but still so much more than just a carbon copy from the film. Some really funny bits and ideas and some equally moving bits, as well as they, deal with big little dudes and poor deaths allergies.

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement