Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #1
Part of: Back to the Future: Hard Time
Issue number(s): 1
Page count: 26
Writer: Bob Gale
Derek Fridolfs
Penciller: Alan Robinson
Publisher: IDW Publishing

Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #1 was the first issue of the Back to the Future: Biff to the Future comic series by IDW Publishing. It details the events that occurred in the 1985A timeline before Dr. Emmett Brown and Marty McFly stopped Biff Tannen from using the Grays Sports Almanac to change his future.

Publisher's summary[]

When Old Biff Tannen travels to the past to give his younger self the Grays Sports Almanac, he opens a lethal Pandora's Box that drastically changes the course of history. In the BTTF movies, Doc and Marty save the day -- but what happens in Biff Tannen's dystopia before they do? Find out in BIFF TO THE FUTURE, the alternate life story of Biff Tannen detailing his diabolical rise to power, his dangerous relationship with the McFly family and Doc Brown, and his ultimate demise. The apocalypse has got nothing on the kinds of trouble a Tannen can make! Written by BTTF co-creator Bob Gale with Derek Fridolfs (Batman) and illustrated by Alan Robinson (BTTF: Citizen Brown).


  • Biff's grandmother comments that Biff smells like manure the day after the dance. This seems to be a reference to Biff hitting the manure truck in his car after chasing Marty through the tunnel the previous evening. But that never happened in this timeline, as Marty and Doc have not yet come back to prevent 1985A.
    • The car wouldn't have been clean enough to drive in if it was covered in manure the day before, as it took a week for Terry to clean it the first time. Terry stated that he still couldn't get all of the manure smell out, which is what Gertrude is commenting on.
  • The newspapers shown on the last page of the comic proclaiming "THE LUCKIEST MAN ON EARTH" and the like are dated Sunday November 6th 1955. This is incorrect because on that date, Biff didn't even have the almanac.