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"Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines," part 1: BttF creator/screenwriter Bob Gale returns with all-new tales from the twisting and turning timeline that made Back to the Future a, well... TIMELESS pop-culture phenomenon! Take a trip back to 1985 and be there when Doc Brown and Marty McFly first meet, and then jump even farther back, to 1945, to witness Doc's involvement i"Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines," part 1: BttF creator/screenwriter Bob Gale returns with all-new tales from the twisting and turning timeline that made Back to the Future a, well... TIMELESS pop-culture phenomenon! Take a trip back to 1985 and be there when Doc Brown and Marty McFly first meet, and then jump even farther back, to 1945, to witness Doc's involvement in the super-secret Manhattan Project....

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back to the future 1 Reviews

  • Rachel
    2019-06-03 16:41

    Any Back to the Future fan will need to read this series. Great back stories to questions that weren't answered in the films. There are 2 stories, which both give some back story to Marty McFly, and Doc Brown. Excellent idea for the Back to the Future Day!

  • Keith Moser
    2019-06-17 19:49

    Picked up issues 1-7 back during FCBD because my local comic store was having a decent sale on back issues and I love BTTF. I had heard this was a limited run and I figured it would be a fun series... Unfortunately, it seems the original 4-issue (extended to 5) limited run was so popular it's now a monthly comic. I don't like unending series (that's the main reason I'm not reading The Walking Dead, because I heard Robert Kirkman is going to keep writing it forever. Ain't nobody got time for that!) and so now I don't know what to do with issues 6 & 7. Toss them? Maybe buy 8–11, which seems to be a second arc that ends? Or just claim defeat and buy this every month...Judging from what I've read so far, I may not sink any more money into this series... It seems this first 5-issue arc is subtitled, Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines which sounds fun, but unfortunately isn't.It seems that each issue is split into two stories told from the perspective of Doc Brown, shown stuck in the 1890s, working on his train time machine and telling Clara and his sons, Jules and Verne, some stories of his past (or is it the future?)Issue #1's first story, "When Marty Met Emmett" had me intrigued... Bob Gale certainly has to have an interesting story for how our beloved eccentric Doc Brown met and started hanging out with teenager Marty McFly, right? Sadly, no. Seems good ol' Needles was involved along with Marty's fear of being thought of as a "chicken." It felt against character for Marty to pass all of Doc's tests (he was never presented as all that smart) and even Doc had a weird flip flopping of motivations that just felt like messy writing. The second story, "Looking for a Few Good Scientists," opens in the '40s where Doc is teaching at the California Institute of Technology & has had rumors of his colleagues being chosen for a secret government project. He feels slighted for not being invited to join and after some more silly motivational flip flops it seems he's invited to be a part of the Manhattan Project. Seems like Doc had some nuclear background before meeting the Libyans in 1985. The second story ends with "To Be Continued" and yet issue 2 has two (mostly) unrelated stories. Guess we won't be seeing how much Doc helped with the Manhattan Project but honestly I'm not sure the writers could come up with anything all that interesting.Strangely, the artist seems to be different in each half—the 1980s story looks very cartoony while the 1940s story is more angled and realistic. Not sure if this is a specific choice to give each time period its own visual style, but otherwise it just seems like another sloppy choice. Not sure this even deserves 2*, but the nostalgia of seeing movie locations throughout the first story was nice.

  • Kalib Ouellette
    2019-06-08 11:29

    I thought the book was well done, however I liked the movies better. But either way it was a good book and had a good storyline to it.

  • Kevin Dempsey
    2019-06-13 14:51

    With the thirtieth anniversary of the Back to the Future trilogy and the passing of Back to the Future day (10/21/15 the date that they traveled to in Back to the Future Part II), IDW comics has decided to celebrate the occasion by releasing their newest comic series based on the beloved films.Back to the Future #1 by IDW delivers two standalone flashback stories done by Bob Gale, the writer of the Back to the Future trilogy, and several co-writers and artists.The first story by Gale, co-writer John Barber, and artist Brent Schoonover opens with Doc Brown and his family from the events in the Old West at the end of the third movie. While working on an invention, Doc tells his children the story of how he first met Marty McFly, a few years before the events that occurred in the first film.The second story by Gale, co-writer Erik Burnham, and artist Dan Schoening centers around Doc Brown’s early days as a teacher trying to get invited into a top-secret think tank project during World War II despite his reputation for eccentricity.Both stories were quite enjoyable. It was a really smart decision to get Gale to work on this series. He captures the essence of what made the movies great and manages to perfectly translate it to page along with his team of creators. It also helped that when I read the stories, I imagined the voices of Doc Brown and Marty in the dialog (and occasionally in Rick and Morty’s voices as well) which to me is always a good sign that they got the characters and story right.Out of the two stories, I personally enjoyed the first one more because I felt that it had stronger writing and it also answered a question that I was always curious about–How did these two meet and how did they become such close friends? I’ll admit the art on this one wasn’t the best and Marty looked kinda generic and nothing liked his movie counterpart but then again, he is supposed to be a few years younger so I guess it sort of makes sense in a way. For the second story I felt the complete opposite. I personally enjoyed the art more than the story itself. Everything and everyone looks so alive and vibrant compared to the first story. The story itself was good but I felt like it just wasn’t as engaging as the first one and it didn’t feel like there was a clear resolution at the end.VERDICTBack to the Future #1 is an incredibly fun blast to the past that recaptures the magic of the beloved movies and the characters. While the two stories are not perfect by any means, they both deliver some interesting bits that will make you want to pick up the next book in the series. I would definitely recommend this as a must read for any fan of the franchise.FINAL SCORE: 8 out of 10You can read more of my reviews at:

  • Steven Shinder
    2019-06-12 16:27

    I was expecting this to only have one story, the story of how Marty meets Doc, which takes place October 2, 1982 and is executed very well since it involves a puzzle for Marty to solve and highlights the familiar traits of the characters. As it turns out, there are TWO stories in this, the second of which involves Doc getting involved with the Manhattan Project in 1943. I always wondered what he looked like before 1955. Yet another welcome surprise is that this story ends with, "To be continued..." So it seems like each issue can have a standalone story and a new installment in a longer story. According to the note from Bob Gale at the end, there is a four-issue commitment with IDW, but I hope that this gets extended because I have had so many questions about certain things alluded to in the Back to the Future series!

  • Jesse
    2019-06-18 18:48

    Unless you are a super die hard fan?... I'd say skip it. I enjoyed this first issue enough but it wasn't mind blowing or anything. This first issue at least didn't enhance much in terms of stories or character development. I mean no surprise because bttf doesn't need improvement but these tales were okay but didn't impress me overly much. I gave three stars because they were a valiant effort at least, done by folks who love the characters.

  • Martyn Perry
    2019-06-04 11:53

    Now I know how Marty met Doc for the first time and what Doc looks like in the 20s.Whilst strictly speaking we don't really need to know these things, as a fan, it's nice to see the characters recreated faithfully. The idea of Doc trying to build his time travel train after the events of BTTF III whilst relaying stories to his sons is a nice one.Good job and worth a look for fans.

  • Chelsea McInnis
    2019-06-20 16:48

    Very well crafted addition to the BTTF story. I was always weirded out by Marty (17 yrs old) and Doc's (nowhere near 17 yrs old) random/unexplained relationship, but this story of their first meeting makes sense and totally jives with the movies.

  • Khara
    2019-06-06 19:37

    Totally not what I was expecting, although I'm not sure what I was expecting exactly. This book has two stories: the first is how Marty met Doc and the second is a little story revealing Doc's scientific past. They def. got the dialogue right. Fun read.

  • Joe Martin
    2019-05-20 18:32

    Ugh... such a good read for true fans of the series. Loved the multiple stories and a true origin for how Marty and Doc met. Going to continue to read this 4 issue arc, but i hope to see more comics on BTTF.

  • Beth
    2019-06-20 11:27

    The whole comic series delivers and delivers again. The fact that it is 'untold stories and alternate timelines' makes sure that the canon universe is left untouched while still adding to the background of the characters. I would give more than five stars if I could!

  • Shawn Birss
    2019-05-25 13:48

    Great Scott! It's a lightweight and wholly unnecessary cynical cash grab!(note - book contains no time travel...)

  • Darek Pilař
    2019-06-15 12:42

    Ten první komix byl lepší, přeci jen poznání Doktora a Martyho je super, ale ten druhej z Doktorova mládí měl mnohem hezčí kresbu. Kdy vyjde další? :D

  • Babs
    2019-06-07 15:55

    Could not get into this at all. At least we have a pretty Sean Murphy variant...