Trapped in a future that was never meant to be, can our heroes overcome De Nomolos and finally set things right? Well, they better, because Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #6 is the final issue of the series!
As always, a quick review: De Nomolos, having been taught how to play a mean guitar by Bill and Ted (in an effort to rehabilitate him), went back in time and stole our heroes’ lives. Bill and Ted fled to the far future, hoping to escape De Nomolos’ grasp, only to find that he was still alive and had become emperor of the universe. So… not good. The boys reunited with Rufus (who, fittingly, delivers a clever spoof of George Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television”), Death (who no longer remembers them), and half of Station, and vowed to fix the world that De Nomolos had so thoroughly broken.
Which brings us to this last issue. Bill and Ted confront De Nomolos, armed only with their music – and some giant mechs that Station whipped up. But mostly the music. Actually, that’s the really great thing about this issue. It doesn’t forget things like the fact that this whole adventure started because Bill and Ted couldn’t figure out what their second song should be, or that they genuinely felt sorry for De Nomolos once they learned more about him. Instead, it takes all of those plot threads, and pulls them together for an ending that is both epic and fitting.
As always, there’s a backup story. This one deals with the princesses Joanna and Elizabeth having to save Bill and Ted from evil rocker chicks from the future. It’s a good story, and I think the art on this is my favorite out of all of the backup stories.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: If you’re a fan of the Bill and Ted movies, or even if you’re just a fan of fun and funny stories with a sci-fi twist, then you owe it to yourself to read this series.