Written by Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen, Justin Hook, & Jeff Drake
Art by Frank Forte, Brad Rader, Bernard Derriman, Tony Gennaro, Liza Epps, Tyler Garrison, Kimball Shirley, Anthony Aguinaldo, & Hector Reynoso
Cover by Devin Roth
Published by Dynamite Comics
Release Date: 8/27/2014
When I was told that I could do a review of Bob’s Burgers #1, I was excited. When I actually read the comic, my heart stopped and my brain exploded, simultaneously. With the help of the best doctors no money could buy, I was pieced back together and compiled this review. Strap in folks, this gets nutty.
Dynamite Comics is unveiling the greatest thing to hit the pages of comic books since the staple, the brain child of H. Jon Benjamin, Bob’s Burgers! For those of you not familiar with this delightful Fox animated television program, Bob owns a restaurant, his wife and kids work there, they all get into all kinds of mischief. That’s the show, basically. In the comic form of the show, it appears as though each character is going to receive their own little vignette. There’s Tina, the pre-hormonal teen who is just trying to find her way. Louise, the anarchical free-spirit who has a pension for mayhem. Gene, he likes farts. Linda, the mother that tries to hold it all together. And of course, Bob, the mother-flippin’ burger-flippin’ man himself. Fans of the show will notice all of their favorite little jokes, from the burger of the day, to Tina’s inability to decide on anything.
This comic is great. No, wait, it’s magnificent. No, that’s not right…it’s stupendous! That’s it, nailed it. The writing is truly in the voice of the characters. I couldn’t help but hear each one of them in my head as I read the comic. Even down to the cadence with which Tina speaks. It’s immaculate. The art looks almost exactly like the art in the show, but of course there are unique differences. Each vignette is written and drawn by different creators, so there are nice breaks in the continuity. It’s honestly like reading five little comics for the price of one. I think Dynamite has really latched themselves to a winner here. I’m anxious to read more and I can’t wait to see where they take this title. Happy reading!