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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 07-29-2009 08:18 »

Just thought about creating just one thread about the comics.

Issue 44 came out last week and I plan on getting it tomorrow.  It's an intesting plot

http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/Futurama-Comics-44___346572

Issue 45

The return of TALES OF INTEREST

http://www.tfaw.com/Comics/Profile/Futurama-Comics-45___349679
Freako

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« Reply #1 on: 07-29-2009 10:46 »

Too bad I won't be able to get these for an entire year,
Why must Australia be a day ahead of the rest of the world yet be so far behind in everything else?
Quolnok

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« Reply #2 on: 07-29-2009 13:04 »

Futurama_Freak1 - I got it last Thursday at a comic shop in Sydney, you can get US editions here on the US release date if you know where to look.
Freako

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« Reply #3 on: 07-29-2009 13:32 »
« Last Edit on: 07-29-2009 13:34 by Futurama_Freak1 »

I have a subscription, that's the problem,
If I were to buy it, then I'd have to keep buying them from the store.

I'm just too lazy for that.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #4 on: 08-19-2009 21:20 »

I can't find the Futurama comics anywhere. I found one in WH smiths last week or so, but it was from 2007, bundled with some Simpsons comics from the same time. I really felt cheesed off about that when I noticed.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #5 on: 08-19-2009 21:21 »

Oh, by the way, it was a 'summer special'. Cheeky Titan comics and bongo comics.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #6 on: 08-29-2009 21:11 »

I loved this comic!  It was issue #44, BTW.  My favorite part was the 'Grey Pupeon' commercial scene!  Loved the Fast and the Furious parody!  Even though the story revolved around Fry, it was Bender that really stole the show!  Can't wait for issue #45!  I give it 5/5! 
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #7 on: 09-23-2009 06:48 »


News about Futurama Comic #46 set to come out in November.  Issue 45 comes out next week, TALES OF INTEREST


http://www.tfaw.com/Comics/Profile/Futurama-Comics-46___352860
Freako

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« Reply #8 on: 09-23-2009 06:52 »

Can they stop assigning Kazaleh the penciling job?

Fuck that comic is going to suck.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #9 on: 09-23-2009 19:43 »


News about Futurama Comic #46 set to come out in November.  Issue 45 comes out next week, TALES OF INTEREST


http://www.tfaw.com/Comics/Profile/Futurama-Comics-46___352860
I think In england that issue is going to be #56, because the issue that I recently got was #55, and there was an advert about the tales of interest issue, which is coming out on the 14th of January, 2010. I can't believe we have to wait so long...
Quolnok

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« Reply #10 on: 09-24-2009 13:13 »
« Last Edit on: 10-24-2009 16:34 »

Hmm, Well I guess my assumption that you guys would get the delayed Robot Santa's Little Helpers for Xmas was wrong then.

Edit 3Oct09:
#45 - Anthology of Interest II is about as good as the episode of the same name! smile

Same name.  no no

Hermes truly shines in this one.

Edit 25Oct09:
First details on issue 47 now on the Infosphere.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #11 on: 02-06-2010 02:30 »

I picked up and read issue 47.  It was pretty good, loved how Cubert kept referencing past episodes.  Bender flying was funny.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #12 on: 02-24-2010 17:32 »

Got my copy this past weekend.  Bender flying was hilarious!  Cubert also tries to remind the characters of what happened in past episodes!  There's no Zoidberg in it, though.  The whole story was awesome from beginning to end.

Even the German auto show was cool!  5/5! 
anosou

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« Reply #13 on: 03-31-2010 14:37 »

I'm gonna sit here and patiently wait for more UK trade paperbacks. Getting the ordinary comics are lame! (whale biologist!)
anosou

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« Reply #14 on: 04-02-2010 13:58 »

Just got the Futurama Adventures trade paperback home. Oh so very pretty and enjoyable. I'm late to the party, I know, but I do love these paperbacks.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #15 on: 04-07-2010 19:44 »

Just got my copy of issue #48 last week!   Bender being framed by Nixon and Zoidberg becoming a lawyer was awesome!   Also, the part about Fry growing plants that turn into PE Crew members was cool, too!  Best comic of the year so far!  Too bad Zoidberg didn't call himself 'Zoidlock'!  I give it 5/5! 
Freako

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« Reply #16 on: 04-08-2010 00:36 »

Too bad it was penciled by a retard.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #17 on: 05-07-2010 07:01 »

A few updates.

news about issue 49

http://www.tfaw.com/Comics/Profile/Futurama-Comics-49___361491

an reaching a milestone issue 5-0

http://www.collectorsworldstore.com/may100830.html
Frisco17

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« Reply #18 on: 05-16-2010 08:56 »

I might have to pick up #49. The entire concept of Small Fry has great potential.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #19 on: 05-16-2010 12:01 »

It seems as though the Futurama Comics are aimed at kids like me, because they don't have the same funny science/maths jokes as Futurama normally does.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #20 on: 05-28-2010 16:06 »

In the next comic, Bender is supposed to get a puppet of Fry.  I think the comics are really good lately.  Wonder why they don't get any fan mail anymore? 
Future Shock

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« Reply #21 on: 05-28-2010 16:08 »

Maybe no-one bothers to write.
Quolnok

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« Reply #22 on: 05-29-2010 04:29 »

Could be that they get them and print ads instead. "It's got a real nice profit margin"

So #49 is out, but my office has moved somewhere that prevents me from visiting the comic shop on the way home; so instead I'm waiting on delivery.
Freako

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« Reply #23 on: 05-29-2010 05:18 »

Wonder why they don't get any fan mail anymore? 

It became too hard to sort though the real fan mail and all my angry letters asking them to fire Mike Kazaleh.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #24 on: 05-29-2010 13:38 »

Did you really do that?
Future Shock

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« Reply #25 on: 05-29-2010 13:44 »

Do you dare doubt the Freako??
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #26 on: 05-30-2010 21:56 »

If he did write a letter like that, the Futurama Comics team would just reply with a stupid response, like they usually do.
Quolnok

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« Reply #27 on: 05-31-2010 14:56 »

Bad news nobody; the advertised artist didn't turn up or something so #49 was drawn by Kazaleh. Otherwise "Dummy Up!" is a fairly average issue. A few good bits. It's Okay, not great.
Freako

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« Reply #28 on: 05-31-2010 16:10 »
« Last Edit on: 05-31-2010 16:11 by Futurama_Freak1 »

Let the hate flow like a diarrhea fountain.

John Delaney, I am dissapoint.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #29 on: 06-01-2010 15:31 »

I bought Futurama comics #57 Yesterday, and found it quite interesting. It was a comic that had loads of different stories you could skip through, a bit like one of those novels where the story changes depending on the pages you skip. There was a pretty dumb question in the letters page, obviously from someone who hasn't really seen Futurama, and it goes like this:
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Why don't Professor Farnsworth, Hermes and Zoidberg go on deliveries?


Doesn't the writer of the letter know the roles of the 3 mentioned? Why would a (Crappy) doctor, Bureaucrat and a Proffesor need to go on deliveries?
Future Shock

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« Reply #30 on: 06-01-2010 15:40 »

More importantly, why did you say #57 when #50 isn't ever out yet?
Also yeah, it is a stupid question.
Freako

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« Reply #31 on: 06-01-2010 15:57 »

That's like asking why doesn't the president collect peoples recycling.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #32 on: 06-01-2010 16:01 »

More importantly, why did you say #57 when #50 isn't ever out yet?
Also yeah, it is a stupid question.
I live in the UK so it's issue #57. That's what it says on the cover.
Freako

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« Reply #33 on: 06-01-2010 16:04 »

The UK comics were split into half issues with whole numbers for anyone that didn't know.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #34 on: 06-01-2010 16:09 »

Thanks for that fact, I didn't know that.
Quolnok

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« Reply #35 on: 06-02-2010 01:40 »

And after about a year of being one US issue to a UK issue, it became two USes to a UK. Here's something I put together a while ago that gives a better picture of what's happening; http://theinfosphere.org/Comic_Listing_(international_comparison). Willster is referring to US#46 "Follow the Reader" which is published with US#47 in UK#57
Future Shock

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« Reply #36 on: 06-02-2010 02:01 »

Oh yes, in the UK the comics were split. My bad.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #37 on: 06-04-2010 06:21 »

Issue 49 came out last week, thought it was a good read.  Can't wait for Issue 50.  That's a milestone.
IvanP
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« Reply #38 on: 06-04-2010 06:35 »
« Last Edit on: 06-04-2010 06:37 »

It seems as though the Futurama Comics are aimed at kids like me, because they don't have the same funny science/maths jokes as Futurama normally does.

Because the writers on the show were, to put it bluntly, nerds themselves (particularly David Cohen, who would insert the majority of the science/maths jokes). The comics are written by totally individual writers, the majority of which have not worked on the series at all, and unlike the series no group rewrites occur. Basically it's up to the sole writer of that issue to come up with any of these subtle jokes seen throughout the television series - Ian Boothby, who writes the majority of the issues at the moment, is a professional comedian, not a maths nerd (to put it nicely), which pretty much explains why you don't see these kinds of references in the comics.

Wonder why they don't get any fan mail anymore?  

Apparently Bongo needed the advertising revenue (maybe they haven't been shifting as many comics as they used to) - it's no coincidence that the first American issue that was full of third party advertising was also the first issue to not have the fan mail section. (Obviously this doesn't apply to UK readers as Titan still publishes a UK-only mail section).

Too bad it was penciled by a retard.

What really annoys me about Kazaleh is he was deemed decent enough to be a storyboard artist for the series (he's the only Futurama artist that worked on the show and then the comic book). Then again, it is storyboards, you don't need a lot of proper drawing talent for that. Doesn't stop him from being downright dreadful though.

If he did write a letter like that, the Futurama Comics team would just reply with a stupid response, like they usually do.

That's just the person that answers the UK mail on behalf of Titan - he is infamous for his jerky responses. The people that replied to the original US letters (reportedly Bongo staff member Terry Delegeane) were actually helpful and gave some very good info in their responses.

Bad news nobody; the advertised artist didn't turn up or something so #49 was drawn by Kazaleh.

I'd say it was more of an error on Bongo's behalf when releasing the initial info on the issue. A couple years ago they released the info for an issue of Simpsons Comics listing Jesse McCann as the writer (one of my favourites along with Ian Boothby) - I was a bit let down when I got the issue and found that, while the story itself followed the same synopsis as in the online info, and it had the same artist, it was actually a crappy Chuck Dixon story. These things happen frown

Ironically (or coincidentally?), James Lloyd, easily the best Futurama artist, praised Ian Boothby's script for Futurama #49, saying it was possibly his best work. Shame Lloyd didn't do the art though.

PS: yes, if you haven't been able to tell, I correspond with people from Bongo every now and then tongue
Freako

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« Reply #39 on: 06-04-2010 07:13 »

Did I mention Mike writes and draws his own Furry comic book?

IT JUST GETS WORSE!
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