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Back to the Future #1

The first of the two shorts in the debut issue of this series revolves around a much younger Marty McFly.  This tale is prefaced by a little back story by Doc stuck back in the 1800’s with Clara and his boys.  This time Marty is being bullied by a fellow guitarist named Needles who needs a tube from Marty’s amp.  They scuffle and the tube is broken.  It turns out that the entire supply in town has been bought up by Doc Brown.  Thus begins the beautiful friendship we’ve come to know and love.

The second tale revolves around Doc Brown, who is frustrated because all his colleagues are being farmed from the university for a secret government project.  He confronts the dean, only to be told that he is too unconventional...

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Drive #2

DRIVE follows a young man who escapes to L.A. to do one thing, drive. That’s all he does, and he’s the best. Whether on studio lots as a stunt driver or in high-speed chases evading the cops, there’s no one better behind the wheel. That kind of expertise comes with a hefty price tag and allows for a strict set of principles: “I don’t sit in while you’re planning the score or while you’re running it down… I don’t take part, I don’t know anyone, I drive…” But in L.A.’s criminal underworld, the rules are made to be broken if you want to stay alive.

This installment of the title was a vast improvement over the last one. It keeps in the noir-style, first-person narrative of the first one. We still don’t learn the main character’s name...

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Drive #1

DRIVE follows a young man who escapes to L.A. to do one thing, drive. That’s all he does, and he’s the best. Whether on studio lots as a stunt driver or in high-speed chases evading the cops, there’s no one better behind the wheel. That kind of expertise comes with a hefty price tag and allows for a strict set of principles: “I don’t sit in while you’re planning the score or while you’re running it down… I don’t take part, I don’t know anyone, I drive…” But in L.A.’s criminal underworld, the rules are made to be broken if you want to stay alive.

This title has a feeling that’s very noir, though it’s set in modern times. It’s told entirely through the first-person narrative of the main character (whose name wasn’t given in this issue)...

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Amelia Cole and the Impossible Fate TPB

Amelia and Hector have been banished by the Council.  While Amelia finds herself on the magic world, Hector is consigned to Amelia’s original home, the non-magic world.  Lucky for Hector, one of the first people he meets is Amelia’s old friend.  Before long a romance blossoms and he wonders if there is anything for him back home.  Amelia on the other hand finds herself running afoul of the authorities on the magic world almost immediately.  She is branded a rogue mage and hunted the police, with the exception of one young officer named Krandle who offers his help to get her back to the blended world.  Lemmy and the remains of Omega company attempt to hold the line, unsure if Hector or Amelia are still alive...

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D4VE2 #1

It’s been a year since the alien invasion that D4VE thwarted and life is good on 34RTH, or is it?  Sure no one but he can yell at him since he is now the General but he still has a job he hates, still has to sit through seemingly endless traffic jams during rush hour and he still gets’ no respect from his wife and teenage son.  Our erstwhile hero meanders through his existence trying to find meaning in the world he has helped create and cursing, alot.  Little does he know that a capsule from the ominous wormhole high above the 34RTH is about to change everything.

The script for D4VE2 is witty and clever but I just didn’t find it as funny as it was touted to be.  I found it more cute than anything...

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