Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #4

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billtedmosttriumphantreturn_004_a_mainThey say no good deed goes unpunished, and our heroes are finding out how true that is in Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #4. Last time, as you may recall, Bill and Ted left behind a supposedly reformed De Nomolos and attempted to return to their own time. However, they

instead ended up in 1993 (two years later than they intended) and found, to their horror, that things were not as they left them. Namely, De Nomolos had stolen their life. He played their own song in the Battle of the Bands right before them, gaining all of the fame and fortune that was supposed to be theirs. Well, Bill and Ted did tell De Nomolos that he could be anything he wanted to be. Is it any wonder he chose to be them?

Making matters even worse, it turns out that when Bill and Ted didn’t make it big, Rufus was forced to return the princesses to their own time. And no more princesses means no more kids – little Bill and little Ted were never born. Bogus.

Our heroes quickly come across alternate Bill, who works a dead­end job and is married to Missy (I mean Mom – I mean – oh, whatever). Alternate Ted, however, is nowhere to be found, having been shipped off to Alaskan military school. As always, there’s a backup comic. This one has Bill and Ted going back in time to witness a transformative event that happened to their junior high selves on the eve of a different Battle of the Bands competition.

This is series continues to be stellar. I love alternate universe scenarios in general, and it’s great to see the stakes suddenly raised so dramatically. At the same time, there’s still that great humor that’s been so well­ done throughout this series. I look forward to seeing how things turn out in the nexttwo issues.

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