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willsterdude3000

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« Reply #240 on: 08-25-2011 14:46 »
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Does anyone know of a comic service (for iPad) that does Futurama comics? Because I love reading magazines on my iPad, and everytime a Futurama comic comes out, the nearest place to get it from is a WH Smith in a shopping centre in another city. I've tryed looking on services such as Comics from Comixology, Zinio (which I mainly use for reading magazines), and even Titan Comics' app.
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« Reply #241 on: 08-25-2011 17:09 »

Ask Bongo/Titan? hmpf
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #242 on: 08-25-2011 20:35 »

Sounds like a futuristic way to view them, and seeing as it's Futurama, makes sense. Tell them you'll destroy them unless they make it a reality!...
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #243 on: 08-25-2011 22:11 »

I wonder if Apple's upcoming Newsstand service will have Futurama comics, or any comics at all?
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« Reply #244 on: 09-09-2011 21:02 »

So I got #61, HMITMITW is actually alright, but TTWT could have been better. hmpf Will review properly later.

Also, the next UK issue is out on the 9th February! 5 months away! What the hell Titan?! mad
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #245 on: 09-09-2011 22:54 »

I know, Titan Comics sucks! I'd rather get one story per month than 2 stories every 5 months or something.
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« Reply #246 on: 09-10-2011 23:14 »

I'm looking forward to seeing how Fry goes back in time in issue #57. big grin
Quolnok

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« Reply #247 on: 09-11-2011 03:08 »

February huh? Still, at least they're more reliable than Otter Press, glad I switched to the comic shop's imports. It might be a change to allow a December issue including "Robot Santa's Little Helpers", which you've yet to see.
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« Reply #248 on: 09-11-2011 12:29 »

I doubt that will ever be released here. no no
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« Reply #249 on: 09-28-2011 16:16 »

February huh? Still, at least they're more reliable than Otter Press, glad I switched to the comic shop's imports.

I started getting the US editions a couple years ago, and so glad I did - I still check the newsagent from time to time to see what Otter Press is up to, and new Futurama Comics seem to come out so irregularly these days. Not to mention the way they've ruined Bart Simpson Comics (printing two issues in one, then catching up to the US editions so the next issue is mostly padded out with reprinted stories, etc), reprinting things over and over every couple of years ("Hey guys! We only released The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis a couple years ago, and here it is again... in DIGEST SIZE! Money money money!"). Simpsons Comics seems to be the only Bongo title they release consistently and in a proper form. It's just a shame there doesn't really seem to be another big comics publisher in Australia, because I'm absolutely positive someone else could do a better job.

Anywho, absolutely excited to be able to get #57 - it's written by Jesse McCann, who wrote my favourite issue of Simpsons Comics.
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« Reply #250 on: 09-29-2011 13:57 »

#57 - "Steampunk'd" is out. There's also a mini in it called "Zoidberg Makes a House Call". The book is good overall, however the main story both starts and finishes a little poorly.

Zapp's mutton chops were certainly a highlight.
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« Reply #251 on: 09-29-2011 17:25 »

Oh, oh, Quolnok, how does Fry go back in time in it?! big grin
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« Reply #252 on: 09-30-2011 01:10 »
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I feel this answer requires two spoiler tags:

So yeah, aside from the start and end, noted above, it was a good story with good jokes.
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« Reply #253 on: 09-30-2011 18:55 »

Oh God the ending sounds bad. frown

Do we see Applied Cryogenics? big grin
Quolnok

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« Reply #254 on: 10-02-2011 14:31 »

Sorta.

After re-reading for the summary on The Infosphere I think the ending cancels out the annoying part of the start, but the ending still sucks. The art is all good and besides that problem it's a good issue.
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« Reply #255 on: 10-02-2011 14:31 »

Who drew the mini-comic?
Quolnok

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« Reply #256 on: 10-02-2011 14:48 »

The mini is drawn by Carlos Valenti who also drew "Attack of the 50-ft Amy" (US33/UK50) and is written by Eric Rogers.
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« Reply #257 on: 10-02-2011 14:52 »

Any good? The art I mean.
Quolnok

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« Reply #258 on: 10-02-2011 15:17 »

Yeah, the only art problem is in relation to the Conrad home's layout, but it's fairly minor I guess.
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« Reply #259 on: 10-15-2011 22:39 »

I'll agree with Quolnok's appraisal of Steampunk'd - art was sublime, loved the design of the world, the costumes, the technology, the quality too. And if you ignore the very beginning and end, the story is wonderful. But yes, the beginning and (especially the) end, they just seem like they really could not come up with a good explanation for the main part of the story and simply gave up - it really lets it down. So unfortunately my feeling leaving the comic is very much one of "...I beg your what!?!"

Also picked up "Would you like Fry with that?" on the same day. Kinda average, for me... okay in other words.
Mr Kazaleh's art has been a lot worse too.
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« Reply #260 on: 10-16-2011 03:04 »

Carlos is a pretty terrible artist from what I remember, not as horrific as kazaleh but still pretty terrible.
Demeter

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« Reply #261 on: 10-16-2011 08:44 »

Wow, it never occurred to me to buy Futurama comics. As a comics fan, and a Futurama fan, this seems negligent on my part. Although it seems like a lot of negative things are being said...
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« Reply #262 on: 10-16-2011 12:27 »

Go check some out Demeter. I enjoy them. But yes, Kazaleh is awful.
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« Reply #263 on: 10-16-2011 18:22 »

Wow, it never occurred to me to buy Futurama comics. As a comics fan, and a Futurama fan, this seems negligent on my part. Although it seems like a lot of negative things are being said...

Actually, they are not that bad.
After all, Groening's style is not such a complicated one, and most professional artist get along sufficiently with that.

My personal favorite is James Lloyd: His greatest strength is a very fluent, natural page/panel layout, and rather detailed images.
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« Reply #264 on: 10-16-2011 18:42 »

James Lloyd is the best, it just looks like the show when reading one of his works. big grin
Quolnok

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« Reply #265 on: 10-22-2011 03:42 »

Solicitations for Bongo's January titles are out. lots of reworked logos and fonts. Here's the main one http://theinfosphere.org/Futurama_Comics_59.

Sounds like it could be promising, or it could devolve into an Angry Birds parody.

I don't have a strong opinion on the Futurama font change, since they did that font on one of the movies. the Bongo logo will take more getting used to.
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« Reply #266 on: 10-22-2011 10:54 »

Wow that new cover looks awesome, they must be preparing for their 60th issue or something.

However, they all (except Bender) look a little goofy, Kazaleh goofy....
Quolnok

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« Reply #267 on: 10-22-2011 12:08 »

Well, it says that Delaney drew the cover. I don't think it's preparations for #60. "Bart Simpson Comics" and "Simpsons Comics" have new logos too, technically so does "Simpsons Illustrated", but that's a new title. "Sergio Argones Funnies" is less than a year old which is probably the only reason it kept the old style.

I think Bongo is just trying to modernise itself. Still, if they're making changes then the February solicitations might be interesting despite the fact that we normally wouldn't expect a new "Futurama Comics" that month.
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« Reply #268 on: 12-03-2011 19:02 »

There was a comic shop in Edinburgh that sold US copies of Futurama, I saw Steampunk'd on the shelf through the window, but didn't go inside to check it out. tongue

Also, Boomsday came out in the US 3 days ago, does anyone have it? If so, how is it?
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« Reply #269 on: 12-03-2011 20:26 »

Oh it did? Snap. I still haven't read Steampunk'd! I'll get BOOMSDAY next week though.
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« Reply #270 on: 12-10-2011 18:41 »

I've never read a Futurama comic, are they good? Also how is the Futurama/ Simpsons crossover?
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« Reply #271 on: 12-10-2011 19:44 »

I've never read a Futurama comic, are they good? Also how is the Futurama/ Simpsons crossover?
Don't expect to much from the comics.
Most of them are good but not as good as the show it self

I haven't got the crossover special any more but I did have part 2.
It was hilarious to see Homer and Bender getting drunk and The Prof shouting at Bart because of his pranks
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« Reply #272 on: 12-10-2011 20:24 »

The comics are a mixed affair, I recommend issues #4, #11, #16 and #21. As for the Crossover, they are all good, but the first two are best. Get the book, it has the lot plus loads of extra cloolsome art. It's a good package, hell we waited long enough for it...
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« Reply #273 on: 12-10-2011 21:35 »
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I'm a big fan of the comics, keep me going inbetween seasons. big grin

I imagine they would of been gold to Futurama fans during the first cancellation of the show and the release of BBS, as they were the only Futurama items still being produced. big grin (Besides other merchandise, I think...)

Also, forgot to mention, a few nights ago, I had a dream about Steampunk'd...

It was so weird, it was Fry sat in Applied Cryogenics on the desk, there was like a weird machine from the future in front of him, and he held up a can of Diet Coke or something. On the can it said something about Lady Gaga and "You lost the Game" (trolled in my own dream), and then Fry said something like "With my knowledge of the past I can rule the future by using these cryogenic tubes.", then he drank some of the coke and made like a choking face but didn't spit it out. Then I woke up.

I also remember some kind of green portal opening above the machine on the desk. wtf?
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« Reply #274 on: 12-11-2011 05:49 »

US#058
This issue has another mini, which I think means that they're constantly running short with the main plots, I think it also means they're running out of backup mini-comics. Inaccurate cover image as usual; The robot mafia actually only interacted with Farnsworth.

Boomsday! (Boothby, Lloyd, Pepoy)
Art is the high quality we expect of Lloyd and any inker
A plot: Professor's doomsday devices - good stuff
B plot: Bender's parents - meh

H.G. Blob in A Funny Feeling in my Tummy (Rogers, Kazaleh, Kazaleh)
C plot: pretty well summed up by title and fairly predictable unfortunately. Either Kazaleh's art has improved or maybe he works better when he gets to clean up his work when inking. It may have just been that no main characters were in the story at all, but his last one was an improvement too so I'm going to hope for the best.
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« Reply #275 on: 12-11-2011 12:05 »

Did you see any new neat-o doomsday devices? big grin
Quolnok

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« Reply #276 on: 12-17-2011 07:24 »

Well, you certainly see quite a few of them. Farnsworth's first one is certainly different.

US#60 looks like it could be interesting. No indication that there's a mini comic in the issue.
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« Reply #277 on: 12-17-2011 10:33 »

Like the cover, plot seems "meh", boy that cried wolf type thing...

Plus it mirrors the upcoming 3012 episode, kind of...
Quolnok

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« Reply #278 on: 12-17-2011 11:19 »
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Yeah, it's mostly the B plot with the carnies that could be interesting. The unsourced edits to wikipedia from the IP that's been consistently correct within a very small margin of error says the title is "The Bot Who Cried Wolf".

I'd forgotten about the 3012 doomsday episode plot. If #60 was an Eric Rogers or Patric M. Verrone comic I'd say maybe they decided not to do the episode and the writer took it to Bongo. Cue this season's duelling plot lines. Lets hope they're both on par with or better than the common cold plots.
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« Reply #279 on: 12-17-2011 22:01 »

I'm looking forward to seeing what the cause of the end of the world is going to be in the 3012 episode. big grin
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