In a world where time travel is a given, can history ever be changed? Or are certain events fated to happen no matter what? More importantly – can people change? Believe it or not, these are the sort of weighty questions being asked in Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #3.
This comic sees our heroes continue their quest to help teenage De Nomolos become a better person. But, as you might imagine, it’s an uphill battle. However, a little side-trip to the wild west to meet Billy the Kid manages to convince De Nomolos that he’s not necessarily the lost cause he thinks he is. De Nomolos even ends up making a speech to his classmates about how he will never try to kill Bill and Ted – just before his BillTed 1.0 robot shows up to try to kill them. Oops. To be fair, it’s not actually his fault; he built the robot before his revelation. It’s just bad timing. And he totally helps deal with the robot.
But here’s the thing about changing history (even future history): There are consequences. And while De Nomolos may no longer want to kill them, Bill and Ted learn a little too late that dying may not have been the worst thing to happen to them.
As always, there’s also a backup story. This one has Bill and Ted dealing with a baby dinosaur that somehow managed to get in the booth with them. The artwork for this one is a little off in places (noticeably in the arms and hands, which sometimes appear bizarrely small), but it’s a fun little romp.
I really like where this comic is going with the main storyline. This has already been one of the most entertaining series out there, but now things are really taking a turn for the I-can’t-wait-to-see-what-happens-next. Most excellent!