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Preview: Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #13

Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #13

writer: Justin Hook
artists: Brad Rader
covers: Bernard Derriman (a), Damon Wong (b)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The Bob’s Burgers Comic Book has cooked up a special order for Issue #13: Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction presents “Enter The Tina”, kicking off the first of three unique one-story issues. Tina takes over in this one and tells the tale of a masterful martial artist tasked with avenging her sister, taking down the evil Tammy, and restoring honor to her temple, with the help of newfound friends Darryl and Rudy, and newfound maybe-more-than-just-new-friend Jimmy Jr. Everyone loves Bob’s Burgers, the fan-favorite animated sitcom that airs on Fox television with other hits such as The Simpsons and Family Guy!

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Preview: Bob’s Burgers Vol.1: Medium Rare TP

Bob’s Burgers Vol.1: Medium Rare TP

writers: Loren Bouchard, Adam Beechen, Ben Dickerson, Jeff Drake, Brian Hall, Rachel Hastings, Justin Hook, John McNamee, Mike Olsen, Mark Von Der Heide, Anneliese Waddington
artists: Anthony Aguinaldo, Marcelo Benavides, Tom Connor, Mario D’Anna, Frank Forte, Mike Guerena, Joe Healy, Adam Philipps, Hector Reynoso, Tom Riggin, Emiko Sawanobori, Steven Theis
cover: Frank Forte
FC • 96+ pages • $14.99 • Teen+

While Bob and Linda Belcher have their hands full running the family business, their kids Tina, Gene, and Louise have adventures that you won’t believe! The producers, writers, and animators of the hit animated show Bob’s Burgers proudly present all-original comic book stories, including hilarious installments of “Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries & Curious Curiosities”, “Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction”, and “Gene’s Rhymey Rhymes That Could One Day Be Songs.” Whether it’s Tina’s daydreams of cloning back-up dancers or jungle misadventures, Louise’s explorations of underground tunnels and time-stopping Wonder Wharf rides, Gene’s lyrics that reimagine boring Aunt Gayle visits as epic journeys to fantasy worlds, the Belcher family hijinx are guaranteed to make you laugh!

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Preview: Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #4

Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #4

writer: Justin Hook, Rachel Hastings, Anneliese Waddington
artist: Tom Riggin, Tom Connor, Marcelo Benavides
covers: Luke Ashworth (a), Frank Forte (b)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The Belchers have cooked up a batch of new stories for this fourth issue! Louise is on the case of some very peculiar pineapples; Genederella captivates Prince Leonard Destefanous at the Joyous Jam Jamboree; and Tina presents Tinablanca – a romantic, WWII edition of her Erotic Friend Fiction. Bob’s Burgers… it’s the awesome animated sitcom that airs on Fox television alongside such other hits as The Simpsons and Family Guy!

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Preview: Bob’s Burgers #1

BOB’S BURGERS (ONGOING) #1

Justin Hook, Mike Olsen, Brian Hall, Loren Bouchard (w)
Frank Forte, Hector Reynoso, Anthony Aguinaldo, Derek Schroeder (a)
Frank Forte, Derek Schroeder (x2) (c)
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FC l 32 pages l $3.99 l Teen+
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Bob’s Burgers is back for more! Join the Belcher family for the second-ever series of the Bob’s Burgers comic book! Brought to you by the producers and animators of the hit TV show, this series brings back your three favorite Belcher kids, along with some brand-new stories from the minds of Bob and Linda. Each comic includes new installments of Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction, Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries and Curious Curiosities, Gene’s Rhymey Rhymes That Could Someday Be Songs, Linda’s Attempts to Take a Nice Family Picture in Front of the Restaurant (And How It Always Goes Wrong), and Bob’s Fantasy Food Trucks (If Money Were No Object).

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Review: Bob’s Burgers Vol. 2 #1

BobsV2-01-Cov-A-ForteWhen I went to New York Comic Con this past October, the one show that almost everyone wanted to cosplay as was Bob’s Burgers. It was also one of the few shows that had a huge line for their panel on the first day. Also, my daughters happened to be fans of the show, so when I told them that Dynamite was rolling out a second volume of the comic series, they were ecstatic.

The series had a fine first run, so one would only hope the second volume, would maintain the consistency. Just like the first run, each issue is divided into several mini stories, which makes each issue stand on its own, and gives the reader, more freedom than most comics. It does not ask one to follow story arc with a promise of satisfying ending. Instead you get that within a few pages.

In the first story, Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction Presents: Take A Chance on me(s), Brian Hall imagines his own version of Multiplicity to hilarious results. In Bob’s Fantasy Food Truck Concept Art: Double Black Dining, Mike Olsen imagines Bob’s wildest fantasy of a food truck. In Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries and Curious Curiosities: What Lies Beneath Bob’s Burgers, Louise and the rest of the kids, find a few surprises lurking under her parents’ restaurant. In Linda’s Attempt to Take Nice Family Picture In Front of the Restaurant ( And How It always Goes Wrong) #273, is as funny as it sounds. In the final story, Gene’s Nursery Rhymes That Could Be One Day Be Songs Presents: Full Moon, Gene fantasizes how his life a singer would turn out.

The writing and the art is consistently good, and create in the essence of the show. Overall, a definite buy.

Story: Brian Hall, Mike Olsen, Justin Hook, and Loren Bouchard, Art: Frank Forte, Hector Reynoso, Anthony Aguinaldo, Ryan Mattos, and Derek Schroeder.
Story: 10.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Bob’s Burgers Vol. 1

Bob’s Burgers Vol. 1

Chad Brewster, Jeff Drake, Justin Hook, Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen (w)
Robin Brigstocke, Bernard Derriman, Frank Forte, Tyler Garrison, Tony Gennaro, Kat Kosmala, Brad Rader, Hector Reynoso, Steven Theis, Damon Wong (a)
Steve Umbleby (c)
FC • 136+ pages • $17.99 • Teen+

Now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) with brand-new in-canon stories created by the TV show’s producers, writers, and animators – and overseen by series creator Loren Bouchard! ! That’s right, all-original stories that expand upon the fan-favorite animated series, including hilarious installments of “Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries”, “Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction”, “A Gene Belcher Original Musical”, “Letters Written by Linda”, “Bob’s Burgers of the Day”, and much more!

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Review: Bob’s Burgers Vol. 1

BobsBurgersTP-Cov-60lbJust because I’m a fan of an animated T.V. show doesn’t always mean I’ll want to read the comic but with Bob’s Burgers Volume 1 (Dynamite) by the writers and artists/ animators of the show, overseen by its creator Loren Bouchard, I’m now a fan of both the television and comic book versions. For me the show always ends too soon but this collected edition of the first five issues gave me plenty to chew, along with palate-cleansing interludes of pin-up art in various styles by different artists. Want to see a portrait of Bob in the style of Van Gogh? It’s here. The whole family in stained glass? Yes, like in a church. It’s here, too.

With this edition you get several installments of Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction in genres from sci-fi to Western, to zombies. Is “zombies” a genre? I hesitate to say horror because it’s too funny. Tina’s butt-obsession is in full play throughout her stories so as you can imagine, Jimmy Pesto, Jr. figures quite prominently. Gene’s musical theatre endeavors play out in rhyme, with farts aplenty. Louise’s sections feature her wreaking havoc at school and at home, and solving mysteries in her hard-charging, get-outta-my-way style. I especially like the outcome of her sleuthing in the library book vandalism case! In one instance she doesn’t quite solve the mystery involving a member of a boy band group but I’m very intrigued and hope this will be addressed in the future (where are you, Boo?).

Layout 1We don’t see a whole lot of Bob and Linda in this volume, but what we do see is quite interesting. I love Linda’s way of talking (her syntax and diction) so I enjoyed being treated to her letters to (mostly) corporate recipients with ideas for inventions, new perfumes and tips on wine-drinking for busy moms. From Bob there are burger-of-the-day idea lists, fresh from the kitchen on ruled, grease-stained paper. The cleverly-named daily burger special is a running motif on the show that gets a more satisfying treatment here, some even with illustrations. Coming up with these is Bob’s thing–he’s really good at it and when I read them they make me hungry.

I love the very distinctive voices on the television version and that’s the only thing missing from the comic book, but since I’ve watched the show since the get-go, the voices are recorded in my mind and play as I’m reading. If you haven’t really watched the show and you’re new to this fabulously quirky universe located in a sea-side town populated with characters from the cranky and eccentric to the delusional yet hilarious, well, the most fun is in watching Bob, Linda and the kids interact with them.

I’m a fan of the drawing and the way the characters look, both on the show and in the comic. Even some of the more initially outlandish-looking side characters tend to remind me of folks I’ve known or seen. As for my favorite supporting character, in the future I’d like to see more of Tina’s and Jimmy Jr.’s classmate, Zeke, who, like Nelson in The Simpsons has gone from being a quasi-bully and sidekick for Jimmy, Jr. to a more full-fledged character on the show. With his modified mullet hairstyle and Southern accent, he has a surprising knack for cooking and a fondness for older women. In the future I’ll be on the look-out for more of Zeke and definitely more about Louise’s search for her boy-band member crush—yes, Louise has a crush!

Story: Mike Olsen, Jeff Drake, Rachel Hastings, Justin Hook, Chad Brewster
Art: Brad Rader, Tony Gennero, Frank Forte, Bernard Derriman, Robin Brigstocke, Damon Wong, Kat Kosmala, Cecilia Aranovich, Kyung Shin, Marcelo Benavides, Ken Laramay, Paul Claerhout, Ryan Mattos, Steve Umbelby
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.8
Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Bob’s Burgers #5

Bob’s Burgers #5

Justin Hook, Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen, Jeff Drake (w)
Tony Gennaro, Hector Reynoso, Marcelo Benavides, Ken Laramay, Paul Claerhout, Ryan Mattos, Kimball Shirley, Bernard Derriman, Kat Kosmala (a)
Hector Reynoso (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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The final issue in the first-ever Bob’s Burgers miniseries, featuring five original stories of the Belcher family! In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Tina finds a familiar face; Bob cultivates a list of literary classics; Louise tries to shed light on a Boyz 4 Now mystery while denying having any interest in them whatsoever; Linda imagines an alternate universe; and Gene presents a musical set at Robot College. Winner of the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program!

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Preview: Bob’s Burgers #4

Bob’s Burgers #4

Justin Hook, Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen, Jeff Drake (w)
Tony Gennaro, Frank Forte, Kyung Shin, Cecilia Aranovicho, Tyler Garrison, Hector Reynoso (a)
Hector Reynoso (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Five never-before-seen stories from the Belcher family! Tina goes Gothic… and accidentally unleashes a dangerous Franken-Butt; Louise discovers what it’s like to disappear; Bob turns some of his favorite films into burgers; Linda delivers a demo tape and some album art; and Gene unveils “Chupacabra-Cadabra, The Musical.”

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Review: Bob’s Burgers #2

The first issue of Bob’s Burgers did a lot right and came out of the ringer as a solid read, despite some problems both as an individual issue and as a set-up for an ongoing series. The characterization and look of the show was faithfully retained and the comic offered lots of laughs. The format of this series, split up into five sections respectively devoted to individual members of the Belcher family, is fresh and unique. Unfortunately, not every story of the first issue was a winner, and the big creative team wasn’t able to squeeze out enough attention for Bob and Linda, the parents of the Belcher family; their sections only being page-long notes and letters fictionally written by them doesn’t help this issue. The second issue offers three stories that all work, offering a stronger read than the last even though the comic still begs for more from the parents.

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The short story devoted to Tina here is even better than the last, offering a hugely glorious and dumb sci-fi story about a battle between humanity and robots, ultimately ended peacefully through dance. There’s lots of action and lots of downright goofy bits of Tina quirkiness. Louise’s story is much better than last month’s weak offering, giving readers a fun mystery with a cute, silly ending that makes sense. Gene’s story isn’t as good as the one last time, but it’s good, offering a musical with lots of Shakespeare and flatulence. In their totality, these stories embody a distinctly silly and fun atmosphere, sure to make any fan of the show feel at home.

The page devoted to Bob and the page devoted to Linda just don’t do much, however. Like last time, they’re fine, but at the end of the day they just make the void for the two characters seem more gaping. It’s not intrinsically bad that they don’t get their own stories, but they should have big roles in the stories actually presented to make up. On the flip side, the art does more than cleverly translate the art style and visual humor of the show. The comics craft is put to good use here, offering cool, smart visual tricks. One example of this is the series of word bubbles from Louise’s big mouth, increasing as she gets angrier and louder. There are a few instances like this, and it’s neat to see.

I enjoyed Bob’s Burgers #2 a lot for what it is, chock full of creative, funny entertainment. I just wish it would incorporate the other two fifths of the Bob’s Burgers main cast, to make the laughs even better.

Story: Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen, Justin Hook, Jeff Drake, Chad Brewster Art: Frank Forte, Tony Gennaro, Tyler Garrison, Kimball Shirley, Anthony Aguinaldo, Hector Reynoso, Robin Brigstocke, Steven Theis, Derek Schroeder
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

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