Bob’s Burgers is the animated television show that could, growing into a cult show, and one of the best family sitcoms on television. Courtesy of Dynamite, you can now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) in brand-new in-canon stories created by the TV show’s producers, writers and animators creating all original stories appearing exclusively in this comics series. Each comic includes hilarious installments of: “Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries,” “Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction,” “A Gene Belcher Original Musical,” “Letters Written by Linda” and “Bob’s Burgers of the Day.”
I went into reading the first issue wondering how well the television s how would translate into a comic. The humor for the show is quick, and fast, with some off the wall moments that you don’t see coming. The comic takes those crazier moments, and plays them out in short stories which helps speed up the comedy with hits that just keep coming. The jokes that rely on delivery aren’t there, but the same crazy thought process is completely present and transfers well.
The comic overall is solid when it comes to the laughs with absurd moments and vignettes that take some of the crazier things thrown out on the show and puts them on the comic page. It’s all appreciated, and for long time fans there’s more than inside stuff here to please. For those unfamiliar with the source material, there’s also more than enough to just get you to laugh.
The art style is a match for the show, so you’re either going to be a fan of the style or you won’t. I’m a long time fan of the show, and appreciate the design overall. Nothing new is broken for the comic medium, this is just what’s on the television screen translated to the printed page.
The comic is a must for fans of the television show, and if you’ve only heard about it and want to check what it’s all about, this isn’t a bad place to start.
Story: Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen, Justin Hook, Jeff Drake Art: Frank Forte, Brad Rader, Bernard Derriman, Tony Gennaro, Liza Epps, Tyler Garrison, Kimball Shirley, Anthony Aguinaldo, Hector Reynoso
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy
Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review