series stared with the movie adaptation of Bogus Journey,
which hit the stands just after the movie's release. The first issue
of the regular series appeared in October 1991, with a new comic book
published every month since.
The 12 Comic Book Issues
begins after Bill and Ted's most bogus of journeys. Issue #1 featured
a second wedding between the Two Great Ones and their princess babe
wives in which they invite all their friends (past, present and future)
to attend. However, Joanna and Elizabeth's former medieval suitors
aren't so willing to lose their women again, and tag along disguised as
musicians to disrupt the wedding, and worse, to kill Bill and Ted!
Welcome to Club Dead!, featured Death on a most heinous holiday
throughout time (Death's idea of a vacation is watching Mt. Vesuvius
erupt and the Hindenburg burn and crash) while the walking dead arrived
on Bill and Ted's doorstep (it was Death's last known address). Bill
and Ted must go on a frantic chase after Death through time to get the
living dead out of their house (where Elizabeth and Joanna have put
them to good use.... fixing up the new place!)
Daze in the Life, followed Wyld Stallyns' Disaster Tour '91 in
which the dudes deal with unscrupulous agents and record company
executives and find themselves playing such gigs as the grand opening
of Joe's Fish Market and Computer Software Shack and the 10th Annual
San Dimas Cat Show. Due to some dirty dealings of their less than
scrupulous manager they end up being sued! Bogus!
Times2 Stations, took place largely in Little Bill
& Ted Land, the amusement park Bill & Ted had the Stations
build for their sons' (and their own) enjoyment. The main attraction:
The Waycool Everywhen Jet Roller Coaster, which the guys use to
travel though time and other dimensions (such as the Cynosure
of Lost, Single Socks and Smithereens) in search of their kidnapped
wives, who were spirited away by occupants of the Dimension of Utter
continuing story line linked issues # 5, 6, and 7. The first
installment, Been Caught Cheating Time, included the dudes
first music video! Things turned heinous, however, when the
Chronological Order decided it was about time the Two Great Ones were
brought to trial for their crimes against time! The little wheeled
dude, Time Thumb, who made earlier appearances in the books, became
Bill & Ted's defense lawyer in the face of the senile Order. To
make matters worse, DeNomolos figured out a way to escape from Hell,
which he did with an army of evil-doers in the second installment.
a Bogus Time.... Wish You Were Here! DeNomolos' unscheduled visit
to the trial prompts the Chronological Order to cancel all of
thing came to a most unprecedented conclusion in Time is Up! Don't want to spoil the ending; sufficed to say the dudes triumphed
most excellently (otherwise that would have been the last
issue of the comic book!).
Bob Spelled Backwards...., was guest-written by Tom Brevoort
& Mike Kanterovih and drawn by guest artist Steve Buccellato. One
of Rufus' students borrows the phone booth to enlist Bill & Ted's
help in passing his history report. With shades of Excellent
Adventure, the dudes and Bob pick up historical figures and take
them to the San Dimas mall in the future, not taking into account
that Wyld Stallyns is the most popular band ever, resulting in the
dudes getting mauled in the mall! To make things more difficult, a strange
DeNomolos look-alike shows up!
presumptuous little twerp takes over Death's job in issue #9, It's a Living?
The young replacement, named Morty, shows no compassion for his clients
whatsoever, while Death attempts to find new work in a variety of jobs, including
paper boy (but a dog steals his femur bone) and lifeguard (where he
#10, Don't Believe Hype, was a humorous shot at the world of
superheroes comic books. When Bill & Ted accidentally land in a
dimension of comic book heroes, they have to become Super Stallyns to
get their stolen phone booth back. The character of Fightman eventually
was given a one-shot comic of his own in real life (Evan indicated he planned to
sneak Bill & Ted into a panel, but I've never been able to locate them)!
fate of the dudes' bud, Abraham Lincoln, is revealed to them in issue
#11, Lincoln Immemorial, where they are horrified to learn the
man was assassinated. They journey back in time to save him, only to
find out that tampering with the timeline has created a most heinous
future. They end up having to return Lincoln to his proper place,
which Lincoln isn't exactly dying to go back to. One highlight of
this issue is a hilarious sequence in which Bill & Ted are
treated by Death to a Planet of the Apes marathon.
issue was a one year anniversary party for the couples (who's gotten
remarried in the first issue of the book a year before!) in which
every character who ever appeared in the series made a guest
appearance, along with several various Bill & Ted incarnations
from other dimensions! The last two pages are the entire cast of
characters saying "Party On, Dudes and Be Excellent to Each
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