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REVIEW: Biff to the Future #2

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REVIEW: Biff to the Future #2

Book Title: Biff to the Future #2

Book Description: This series is a spin-off from the movie, Back to the Future II. When old Biff steals the sports almanac and goes back in time to give it to himself an parallel universe was created. We get to see some of the mishaps and adventures Biff had along the way. Biff to the Future #2 has Biff taking on Tinseltown. He goes into business with a sketchy character. Together (with Biff’s money) they put together a film studio and create a motion picture with some of the biggest stars of the day. All of that talent doesn’t mean anything without a good story though. Biff tries to negotiate with John Wayne about coming on board for a movie. That ends badly for Mr. Tannen. It’s just as well. When he gets back to the studio Biff learns that his business partner has embezzled all of the funds that were available for the studio.

Book Author: Bob Gale and Derrick Fridolfs

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: IDW Publishing

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Illustrator: Alan Robinson

  • Story
    (2.75)
  • Interior Art
    (2.75)
  • Cover Art
    (3)
  • Dialogue
    (3)
  • Mechanics
    (2.75)
  • Editing
    (3)
2.9

Summary

My wife loves Back to the Future, so I added this issue to the stack in an online auction a while back. I’d forgotten about it. One drawback to building boxes to save on shipping is how long it can take to fill the box. Additionally if you forget a seller is building a box for you it can be a while before they reach out to you and ask if you want them to ship. 

I’ve also had sellers that quit doing auctions and still had my books. That was a hassle. Moral of the story: Keep a list of what you’ve purchased, when you purchased it, and who you purchased it from. Unless you are positive that the seller is solid, have them ship whatever they’re holding for you every other month. End rant.

The story isn’t the “Great American Novel”. I didn’t expect it to be. I expected to be entertained, and I was. This book was a lot of fun. After some of the books I’ve been covering lately I needed a splash of whimsy. Watching Biff trying to make business deals certainly checked that box.

The creative team did a wonderful job capturing those personality traits that make Biff so special. I especially liked his reaction to meeting Marilyn Monroe. Those few panels made the entire book worth it for me.

As a geek on a budget I would say if you can find this one in the ding and dent section it’s absolutely worth it. I’d recommend sticking with that section unless you’re a diehard Back to the Future fan. In which case, collector prices aren’t too scary. Go nuts watching Biff from time to time as he interacts with pop culture icons.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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