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Preview: Bob’s Burgers: Pan Fried TP

Bob’s Burgers: Pan Fried TP

writers: Jeff Drake, Brian Hall, Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen, Anneliese Waddington
artists: Anthony Aguinaldo, Marcelo Benavides, Tom Connor, Mike Guerena, Maggie Harbaugh, Timothy Hopkins, Anthony Imperato, Circus Leveo, Adam Philipps, Hector Reynoso, Rich Wilkie
cover: Jay Howell
FC • 120+ pages • $14.99 • Teen+
COLLECTS ISSUES 9-12

Feast your eyes on new mouth-watering stories of the Belcher family, the stars of Fox Television’s fan-favorite animated sitcom! Written and illustrated by the fine folks at the Emmy Award-winning studio Bento Box Entertainment, the continuing comic book hijinks of parents Bob and Linda and ragamuffins Tina, Gene, and Louise will surely satisfy fans of all ages. You’ve never seen daydreams quite like those of the Belchers, as Louise finds herself sucked into a videogame, Gene’s rhymes climb to new heights in Jack and the Gene-stalk, and Tina takes a fateful trip to Tinagan’s Island… and that’s just for starters!

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Preview: Bob’s Burgers #12

Bob’s Burgers #12

writers: Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen, Anneliese Waddington
artists: Timothy Hopkins, Rich Wilkie, Maggie Harbaugh, Mike Guerena
covers: Damon Wong (a), Sara Richard (b)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

Get ready to delve into the twelfth issue of the Bob’s Burgers comic book series! Louise tries to crack the case of a cosmetic conundrum; Gene travels to a land of fearsome fried things; and Tina takes to the skies in Top Tina. 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 #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

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

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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Preview: Bob’s Burgers #3

Bob’s Burgers #3

Chad Brewster, Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen (w)
Tony Gennaro, Frank Forte, Kat Kosmala, Damon Wong (a)
Devin Roth (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Five brand-new stories of the Belcher family! Tina’s erotic friend fiction takes us to the Wild West for a sharp shooter stand-off, Bob makes a profitable prediction, Louise imagines a fantastically unfathomable fort, Linda pitches peculiar perfumes, and Gene presents a musical that is both euphonious and amphibious. From the creative team behind Bob’s Burgers, one of the most popular animated sitcoms on television, as seen on Fox!

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