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IDW to Publish BACK TO THE FUTURE Comic Series

This is heavy. Marty McFly returns!

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Great Scott! Recently, when asked about doing a reboot or sequel for the Back to the Future franchise both Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis told everyone that won't happen as long as they're alive. However, that doesn't mean we won't see a new stories in the realm of comic books.

That's right. The world of BTTF is going to be a comic book, published by IDW, who have had success in another big film franchise: Ghostbusters, according to i09. Bob Gale will be writing along with John Barber (TRANSFORMERS) and Erik Burnham (GHOSTBUSTERS) and the book will feature a rotating group of artists, kicking off with Brent Schoonover and Dan Schoening.

Each issue of the comic will consist of two different stories that revolve around the events in the BTTF Universe. The first issue will have the story of how Doc met Marty and also how Doc was involved in the Manhattan Project during WWII. This will grow the BTTF universe and answer questions some of the hardcore fans have had for years.

BACK TO THE FUTURE #1 will hit comic shops in October. Expect the series to launch on October 21, 2015, which is Back to the Future Day... The day Marty went to the future.

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Edited By QuinnoftheStoneAge

Sounds Awesome!

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Edited By deactivated-5c901e667a76c

Not sure if I'll pick this up, but it has my attention.

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Edited By MAZAHS117

I'm all in!

NIKE?!...CAN I PLEASE GET MY 2015 AIR MAG MCFLY'S THIS YEAR?!!....C'MON ALREADY!!! XD

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Posted By Moufino

Stop it... Power Rangers... Mad Max... Star Wars, now this? I'm gonna go broke!

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Posted By Mark_Stephen

Might be worth a look.

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Edited By space4rentt

Man... IDW is all about the punch to the gut with nostalgia. I keep wanting more and more books from them. This especially!

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Posted By NightFang3

@moufino said:

Stop it... Power Rangers... Mad Max... Star Wars, now this? I'm gonna go broke!

Man... IDW is all about the punch to the gut with nostalgia. I keep wanting more and more books from them. This especially!

Just what I was thinking.

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Posted By amazing_webhead

looks cool, but not "crossover with Terminator" cool

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Posted By Devbob98

Get hyped

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Posted By scavengerFist

Dang! Really, really great news! I'm all for it!

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Edited By KritikalMassX

I'm all in!

NIKE?!...CAN I PLEASE GET MY 2015 AIR MAG MCFLY'S THIS YEAR?!!....C'MON ALREADY!!! XD

Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for this:

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Posted By TheHonorableWarrior1982

Comics are fine just don't touch this classic movie wise

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Edited By dotwilson

YES!

the movies are classics, in my opinion the best trilogy ever.. getting more of this franchise in a different medium is only a good thing.

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Posted By Darkmount1

Don't forget the cartoon series.

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Posted By derf_jenkins

I hope this comic succeeds. If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything, is what I have been told.

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Posted By DonFelipe
@shazam117 said:

I'm all in!

NIKE?!...CAN I PLEASE GET MY 2015 AIR MAG MCFLY'S THIS YEAR?!!....C'MON ALREADY!!! XD

Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for this:

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You may want to take a look at this Kickstarter project!

It won't be easy, it won't be cheap, and it certainly won't be pretty, but we're getting there.

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Posted By kevinwalsh

The first movie is my favorite movie of all time and I have ZERO desire for a book like this. "Learn the backstory...." no thanks. I like for those movies to stand on their own, I don't need a Darth Vader or Boba Fett prequel backstory.

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Posted By KritikalMassX

@donfelipe: It's actually cool that this could really happen.

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Posted By DonFelipe

@kritikalmassx: Yeah, of course it is or will be super cool.

10k's still a bit too much for my liking and budget. Once they're going into mass production (wishful thinking here) and lower the costs and selling price to let's say $500 I'll be all-in and all-(h)over the board.

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Posted By D9000

I've always thought Marty McFly would make a good comic book character. I hope we get a badass Marty from the future coming back to warn young Marty about a threat... I hope he has a sword to.

#trunks

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