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Greetings, most excellent Explorers! The stellar Summer Special comes to an end with Bill and Ted Are Doomed. This bodacious comic book acts as both a sequel to the first two Bill and Ted movies as well as a prequel to Bill and Ted Face the Music. One would think after a most triumphant ending to Bogus Journey, that our Wyld Stallyns saved the future. However, the future is in peril again! Only this time it’s because they’re in debt and haven’t lived up to their promise. They decide, without any input from their wives or the rest of their band, to go on a world-wide tour to save the future and themselves. The story was written by Evan Dorkin, illustrated by Roger Langridge, and published by Dark Horse Comics.
Join Dennis and Johnny as the discuss the career of Evan Dorkin. Next, they delve into the Bill and Ted Universe and where the comic fits in it. Finally, they converse about the innocence of the Bill and Ted characters. Additional topics include our love of Dorkin’s Beasts of Burden; the problematic beginning of the book; the connection between the Breakin’ movies and Bogus Journey; how to make the Crow work (spoiler: you can’t); the extinction of the Rocker Dude of the 80s; the book’s sweet and touching ending; and last, but not certainly not least, the storytelling and art of Bill and Ted Are Doomed.
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