LOOK IN! MAGAZINE (1991-1992)
Marvel was not the only publication company to do Bill
& Ted comics. Look In! magazine for kids in Britain had their own
comics, most of which were based on the animated television series although a
few original comics were produced as well. The dudes were given two pages each issue in what was typically a continuing story following one of their
adventures. The first entry appearing on January 18th, 1992 included the
first two pages of the The Totally Gross Anatomy of a Gym Teacher
episode of the DIC series of Bill & Ted cartoons. The comic series ran
for about a year and often other tidbits about Bill & Ted (or Keanu and
Alex) were included in the magazines as well.
We love seeing the dudes in the comic pages, and these
versions of the animated series could have easily been done in the States as
well, except Marvel opted to have the incredible Evan Dorkin pen their comics
and we were spared this kind of literal translation to the comics page.
The colors are rich but the artwork leaves a little bit to be inspired. It
would have been nice if they'd done fewer translations of the animated series
episodes and more of the original strips (which are quite entertaining) but
that's as may be. For what they are these strips aren't bad at all.
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