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ivan_fry

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« on: 08-05-2007 00:17 »

For once we actually have cover art before a synopsis!



And thus begins speculation.
Xanfor

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« Reply #1 on: 08-05-2007 08:34 »

At least, a smiling Leela.  smile

FuturamaPac

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« Reply #2 on: 08-05-2007 09:53 »

looks good.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #3 on: 08-06-2007 19:42 »

I like the cover, especially since you've lucked upon a high-quality rendering of it.  smile I wonder if the cover hints at Leela actually loving Fry in the story? Perhaps, and most likely, not...but we can all dream.
FuturamaPac

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« Reply #4 on: 08-07-2007 02:04 »

Zoidy, you have a point. If Leela and Fry are going to be a couple in the new movies, then won't the comic have to be like that too?
SonicPanther

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« Reply #5 on: 08-07-2007 16:22 »

 
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Originally posted by FuturamaPac:
If Leela and Fry are going to be a couple in the new movies

Is this just a theory of yours or did I miss something?
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #6 on: 08-07-2007 20:03 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2007 20:03 »

It's a theory, Sonic. Rather, it's pretty much false now. We pretty much know for sure  that Leela will be marrying (though not the whole way for it to be legal) somebody else besides Fry in the upcoming movie, except we just don't know how she became engaged in the first place. I know on the commentary for "The Why of Fry" or (not as likely) "The Sting", they do mention that the Fry and Leela should get together in a four-episode movie. The writers could either conclude the Fry and Leela relationship in "Into the Wild Green Yonder", or they put their money on a renewal and intend on giving a conclusion later in another four-episode movie.

Talking about the comic, I was about to post this one, but then I realized that ivan_fry always posts the upcoming comic, and left the duty for him. It seems pretty sweet and shippy- just based on the cover. However, there are A LOT of comics that might have shippy covers to them but don't have any involvement between Fry and Leela (namely issue 14, "Six Characters in Search of a Story", Fry and Leela are terrified and are holding each other). I don't think they want the comics to go deep with the Fry and Leela relationship, but they still acknowledge that they are more than "just friends". The two do have their moments in the comics, but there really isn't anything hardcore. The most hardcore comic would be issue 12 ("Sideshow Fry" ), but their relationship returns back to normal at the end when Fry doesn't die.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #7 on: 08-07-2007 22:10 »

If Sideshow Fry was "hardcore" we shouldn't set our hopes to high on shippiness in the comics. :P
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #8 on: 08-07-2007 22:18 »

 
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Originally posted by SonicPanther:
If Sideshow Fry was "hardcore" we shouldn't set our hopes to high on shippiness in the comics. :P

Oh... I said "Sideshow Fry" instead of "More than a Filling"?!? I made a typo?!? And somebody caught me before I even noticed my mistake and edited my post? Err... *hesitant* I meant "More than a Filling", issue 21! "More than a Filling", issue 21!  cry
SonicPanther

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« Reply #9 on: 08-07-2007 23:15 »

I thought you might have made that mistake after I posted...
FuturamaPac

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« Reply #10 on: 08-08-2007 01:43 »

Frida Waterfall-I definitely now think that Leela won't be marrying Fry. but, in a review I read it said there would be more shippiness between Fry and Leela. So, maybe Fry does something so amazing and reveals some strange fact about the guy Leela's marrying...
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #11 on: 08-08-2007 11:46 »

 
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Originally posted by FuturamaPac:
Frida Waterfall-I definitely now think that Leela won't be marrying Fry. but, in a review I read it said there would be more shippiness between Fry and Leela. So, maybe Fry does something so amazing and reveals some strange fact about the guy Leela's marrying...

Actually, yes- I do realize that. I know for a fact that the Fry and Leela relationship will be included in "Bender's Big Score", but we don't know in which form...

However, we don't know if their relationship will be included in the three following movies, though I believe it will appear agian in the fourth movie (Ken Keeler's writing).

Oh, to keep on topic, the comic still looks nice. Hate to be anal, but they messed up slightly on the coloring of Fry's jacket. There. That's my two cents on the comic.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #12 on: 08-08-2007 13:41 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2007 13:41 »

...I don't see it. 0_o You're really picky, aren't you?   tongue
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #13 on: 08-08-2007 14:17 »

It's there, alright. The bottom rim of his jacket is blue like his jeans (miscolored). Told you I'm anal.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #14 on: 08-08-2007 14:41 »

Are you sure that's not actually part of his jeans? *squints more*
ivan_fry

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« Reply #15 on: 08-09-2007 06:09 »

 
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Are you sure that's not actually part of his jeans? *squints more*

It definitely looks like it's part of his jacket...*squints even more*

 
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Talking about the comic, I was about to post this one, but then I realized that ivan_fry always posts the upcoming comic, and left the duty for him.

Awww thanks!
baloobas
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« Reply #16 on: 08-09-2007 14:36 »

Futurama Comics #34

By Rogers and Kazaleh
 

A thousand years ago, Philip J. Fry bought a star from the star registry for his girlfriend Michelle, which has since been upgraded to planet status. After being rebuffed by Leela for the 1,000 th time, Fry reconnects with his the 30th century-shy ex, and together they inhabit a planet all their own.
 

Be transported to a whole new world (really) this November!
Sine Wave

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« Reply #17 on: 08-09-2007 15:59 »

For all that cover promised, it sure doesn't look promising for the inside. Hopefully it'll end shippier than just being a remake of Cryonic Woman.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #18 on: 08-09-2007 17:06 »
« Last Edit on: 08-09-2007 17:06 »

So basically it's one of my least favorite episodes all over again?

Oh, joy and butterflies.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #19 on: 08-10-2007 10:54 »

I don't think it's going to be a Cryonic Woman-esque story.  Maybe it will turn out to be a Fry/Leela thing developing into the comics.  Anyway, can't wait to get it! 
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #20 on: 08-11-2007 00:54 »

 
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Originally posted by baloobas:
After being rebuffed by Leela for the 1,000 th time, Fry reconnects with his the 30th century-shy ex [...]

Fry has gave up? On doing the one thing he is most persistent on getting? It's the apocalypse!

It'll be interesting how the comics handle Fry's decision to stop asking Leela out. They never brought it up in the series because the crew was trying to wrap their relationship up a bit for closure. It's possible while Fry and Michelle are out on their new planet, Leela could be back on Earth, regretting all the times she rejected the opportunities to see Fry as a potential mate.
David A

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« Reply #21 on: 08-11-2007 05:02 »

 
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Originally posted by baloobas:
A thousand years ago, Philip J. Fry bought a star from the star registry for his girlfriend Michelle, which has since been upgraded to planet status.

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Just how in the hell does a star get "upgraded" to planet status?  This is the sort of thing that makes me want to bludgeon someone half to death with an astronomy textbook.

Other than that, it sounds like a good story.   smile
Xanfor

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« Reply #22 on: 08-11-2007 07:42 »

No, no, no, Davey. This is the kind of error that is meant to be comedic.

Or, the star could have been a member of a binary system subjected to the time skips and which aged quite rapidly, resulting in it prematurely collapsing into a neutron star, which was then terraformed.

David A

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« Reply #23 on: 08-11-2007 15:04 »

Terraforming a neutron star?  Well, they do seem to have control over gravity in the 31st century, so I wouldn't say that it would be impossible to do so, but it would probably be easier to terraform someplace less hostile to human life (like, say, a main sequence star, or pretty much anything else, short of a black hole).
Sine Wave

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« Reply #24 on: 08-11-2007 15:23 »

I was thinking it was one of those things where you could name a star after someone, and the upgrade would be from just a name to actually owning a planet in that system.
David A

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« Reply #25 on: 08-11-2007 16:16 »

Maybe.  I was thinking more along the lines of: what the star registry had thought was a star turned out to actually be one of those Kuiper belt objects like Pluto or Eris that are now classified as dwarf planets; maybe even something large enough to actually be considered a planet.  (Perhaps Percival Lowell was right about Planet X after all.)

What I was questioning was the use of the word "upgraded" in this context.  I'm not sure how a change in classification from star to planet can be considered an upgrade, unless you still think that fixed stars are just tiny points of light on the inner surface of the outermost crystal sphere or something.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
Xanfor

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« Reply #26 on: 08-12-2007 19:26 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:

Terraforming a neutron star?  Well, they do seem to have control over gravity in the 31st century, so I wouldn't say that it would be impossible to do so, but it would probably be easier to terraform someplace less hostile to human life (like, say, a main sequence star, or pretty much anything else, short of a black hole).

Nahh, not necessarily. No one knows what's inside a neutron star, exactly. Neutrons, presumably, but it what form? Science fiction usually refers to the material as Neutronium, although in 'professional' circles it's known as 'neutron degenerate matter'. Either way, it's mysterious. So, one could assume it's been 'mined' of it neutrons and other such pseudo-valuable sub-atomic casserole. That might bring the mass within human-acceptable ranges. And seeing as how the original owners now own a lump of useless rock(-like substance), they file for a change in the building code and get it reclassified as a planet, which they then pawn off to what remains of the star registry under the fancy, straight-from-the-ad-agency term of an 'upgrade'.

Or it could have become a cold preon star, in which case, it's got the mass of Earth and a diameter of five meters. Add Fry and Michelle into the setting and letter'rip.

(Note: All of my above speculations have assumed that the star-that-is-now-a-planet is in orbit around a star-that-is-still-a-star, meaning that the original composition of the system was binary.)


David A

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« Reply #27 on: 08-12-2007 22:37 »

So much of that post doesn't make sense that I wouldn't even know where to start responding to it.  Maybe I should let you read that astronomy textbook instead of using it as a bludgeon; maybe a physics textbook too.

Anyway, it's a Futurama comic book, so I'm sure the explanation will be something much simpler; probably something more like what Sine Wave suggested.
ivan_fry

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« Reply #28 on: 08-12-2007 22:44 »

I'm glad to see that Eric Rogers is FINALLY writing another issue...hate the fact that Kazaleh is doing the art, though. I really don't get what Bongo sees in his stuff. Bring back John Delaney.
About the plot, it really does sound like "The Cryonic Woman goes to another planet!"...is the "Fry buying Michelle a star" thing any reference to a previous thing in a comic book where Leela says something like "it's the 12th star from a planet that some jerk named after his girlfriend"?
David A

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« Reply #29 on: 08-12-2007 23:12 »

Maybe.  Of course, at the time, that line was probably just a throwaway gag poking fun at those star registries.

Have I mentioned that I think those star registries are stupid?  Because I do.
Xanfor

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« Reply #30 on: 08-13-2007 07:02 »
« Last Edit on: 08-13-2007 07:02 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:

So much of that post doesn't make sense that I wouldn't even know where to start responding to it.  Maybe I should let you read that astronomy textbook instead of using it as a bludgeon; maybe a physics textbook too.

There's nothing in my post that isn't in the dictionary. Try reading it again.

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #31 on: 09-07-2007 19:33 »

Very nice cover, one of the more memerable ones...
psm2201

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« Reply #32 on: 09-14-2007 13:49 »

This cover art is dead good.

what month is this issue out ?.
ivan_fry

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« Reply #33 on: 09-15-2007 00:03 »

Late November.
psm2201

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« Reply #34 on: 10-09-2007 20:05 »

thanks  smile
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #35 on: 12-03-2007 16:09 »

Did anyone get their copy of issue 34 yet?  I got mine and it was funny.
Kryten

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« Reply #36 on: 12-03-2007 17:37 »

Eh, could have been a LOT better...

And what the hell is Morbo doing going to speed-dating? His wife will destroy him!
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #37 on: 12-04-2007 16:41 »

I almost forgot to mention who ever drew Morbo must not be a fan.  Morbo looked terrible.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #38 on: 12-04-2007 17:33 »

Mike Kazalah. That's who drew the whole thing unless he cheats. I actually saw a few coloring issues.... There was also a drawing screw up last issue with Amy's outfit. They made it a full dress in one large panel...

Story-wise, it's a decent comic. Worth my money....which cost me an arm and a leg.... a whole two dollars, nintey-nine cents. As for the artwork... I think I could make it look nicer character-wise. I'm tired of Kazalah's style...
SonicPanther

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« Reply #39 on: 12-04-2007 17:56 »

I thought they had a new artist, though! I'm getting very close to stopping reading these comics for the one reason that Kazalah's art is awful. Even I could draw better in that style.
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