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Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #360 on: 04-26-2012 08:27 »

Got my hands on #60 and my goodness! It's got me chuckling! I see what they did there on several occasions. laff

Edit: TotPD

DannyJC13

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« Reply #361 on: 05-23-2012 22:21 »

So does anyone have Issue #61?
Quolnok

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« Reply #362 on: 05-25-2012 13:33 »

Nope. It ships on the 30th.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #363 on: 05-25-2012 20:40 »

Fair enough. Issue #63 should be out in the UK on Thursday.
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« Reply #364 on: 05-27-2012 22:40 »

So I got Issue #63 yesterday, so why does the cover of 'Boomsday!' have almost nothing to do with the actual events in the story? confused
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #365 on: 05-28-2012 05:03 »

Danny, the last few covers have arguably been irrelevant to the actual plot... It's like when they changed logos, they stopped giving two flying farts about cover art quality too.
Quolnok

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« Reply #366 on: 05-31-2012 15:07 »

I can confirm that Troop Grit's cover has to do with actual events in the story. although there weren't any space suits and the robots also ran from the volcano.

One or two rough patches again, but good overall. It was surprising to see a reference to the plot of the previous issue.
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« Reply #367 on: 05-31-2012 16:57 »

#61 is on it's way to me smile
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« Reply #368 on: 06-01-2012 22:23 »
« Last Edit on: 06-02-2012 22:45 »

Yeah.. I'll probably go check the book store for issue USA #61 very soon.
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« Reply #369 on: 06-02-2012 13:08 »

So I got Issue #63 last Saturday, and one thing really annoys me, Titan's description of Fry:

"Normal bloke transported 3000 years into the Futurama, where he has made plenty of new friends - and 'frenemies'...!"

no no
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #370 on: 06-02-2012 14:12 »

Description of Fry:

"Normal bloke transported 3000 years into the Futurama, where he has made plenty of new friends - and 'frenemies'...!"


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« Reply #371 on: 06-11-2012 13:53 »

So I got Issue #63 last Saturday, and one thing really annoys me, Titan's description of Fry:

"Normal bloke transported 3000 years into the Futurama, where he has made plenty of new friends - and 'frenemies'...!"

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« Reply #372 on: 06-11-2012 21:18 »

I approve. Of Freako. Not Titan.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #373 on: 06-17-2012 02:51 »
« Last Edit on: 06-25-2012 18:17 »

USA Issue #61 is awesome, I laughed quite a bit.

Highly recommended, very much felt like it was hitting beats the show would.

I give it a 5/5.
Quolnok

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« Reply #374 on: 06-17-2012 04:14 »

We now have info on Issue 63. Apparently we no longer trust Bender to do the delivery alone, which is fair enough. Space suits or remote control probably would have been a better idea though, but I suppose old Farnsy is a mad scientist, so I'll let it slide.
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« Reply #375 on: 06-17-2012 05:08 »

We now have info on Issue 63. Apparently we no longer trust Bender to do the delivery alone, which is fair enough. Space suits or remote control probably would have been a better idea though, but I suppose old Farnsy is a mad scientist, so I'll let it slide.

Thanks for the update.. I just checked a little while ago and this wasn't up yet.
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« Reply #376 on: 06-17-2012 20:22 »

Interesting. Loving the cover. big grin
futurefreak

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« Reply #377 on: 06-22-2012 08:17 »

Dunno if anyone here is missing some issues in series, but someone is selling their comics online in group lots, here is one of them, check out their other items for the others. Just thought I'd link it because the starting bids aren't bad, especially for the one I linked to.
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« Reply #378 on: 06-24-2012 21:24 »

This is sort of not all that related, but I was wondering if anyone knows when the toynami figures series 10 comes out. If u know email me at nicolas@mayandco.co.uk
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« Reply #379 on: 06-24-2012 21:26 »

We have a thread for Futurama figures, here. smile
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« Reply #380 on: 06-25-2012 18:20 »
« Last Edit on: 06-25-2012 18:24 »

This is sort of not all that related, but I was wondering if anyone knows when the toynami figures series 10 comes out. If u know email me at nicolas@mayandco.co.uk


Actually... we do have another thread... but maybe...
we should all write Bongo and ask them about Toynami's issues with Futurama Series 10 and the alike... and thus buy more comics for answers... and get real answers from that Louis dude who runs the Q/A section.

He seems pretty much "on the ball" when it comes to info-tainment news.
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« Reply #381 on: 07-07-2012 22:44 »

Picked up Issue 61 today. Love it. Reads like an actual episode! The cheesy product advertisements in the back I found especially amusing.
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« Reply #382 on: 07-08-2012 03:18 »


61 is out?  Cool! I need to swing by the comic shop in Bellingham the next time I drive up there to play poker.  Thx!

MuchAdo

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« Reply #383 on: 07-12-2012 01:43 »

Again.. USA #61 is amazing, go buy two.
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« Reply #384 on: 07-28-2012 08:49 »

When is #62 out, anyone know? I am behind a few issues but don't wanna miss it.
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« Reply #385 on: 07-28-2012 11:18 »

The first week in August.. but that can always change.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #386 on: 08-04-2012 03:56 »

Oddly enough I saw the latest issue out a day or two ago... Crazy comic book stores!
Quolnok

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« Reply #387 on: 08-04-2012 04:04 »

It was supposed to be out in July. They're typically the last week. Anyways, it is out now. There was a thoroughly disappointing one page mini comic this issue. The main story went pretty well however.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #388 on: 08-04-2012 08:01 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2012 08:03 »

Overall disappointing or just the writing or the artwork? I find many "off-panel" comics like what you've described are pretty lousily drawn AND written. Which is a shame because so many wonderful artists exist and somehow they cannot get them to draw a single page comic? Or they can't get someone witty to write for them? I mean, come on. Most artists work for pennies compared to everyone else. And some fans do wonderful comics online. They could be brought in for free if you tricked them with blinding fame.
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« Reply #389 on: 08-04-2012 09:05 »

Writing and art. One guy did everything except the lettering, which along with the fact that there was only one page was one of the two good things. It looks like he's got one style of art he can do and only has a basic understanding of Futurama, as the plot could easily have been used in any series where there is a news program.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #390 on: 08-05-2012 05:40 »

Ugh, that's the worst. Bringing in newbies to the series to do work for something such as comics.
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« Reply #391 on: 08-06-2012 01:19 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2012 02:33 »

Yes, technically the release was July 25th, but it still has not arrived where I live.

And yet they pulled the old one's off of the shelf weeks ago; I assume Bongo must have some idiot distributors working for them.. b/c I went back there to buy more copies of issue 61 (for other people) but they were yanked off the shelf... and nothing but a vaccant spot has been there now for two weeks.
I guess Bongo hates money.

I think I should write them a letter.
Quolnok

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« Reply #392 on: 08-06-2012 01:33 »

Nope. It was solicited for July, but was released 1st of August. http://www.bongocomics.com/blog/07/30/2012/in-stores-8112-0

Yanking back issues off the shelves is the comic shop's choice. King's Comics in Sydney leaves the last several back issues of all titles on the shelf behind the most recent issue until they run out, unless there were two recent issues, then there's two spots for the title.

Pulling a title and leaving a gap seems like a dumb business move on the shop's part. Should have just shuffled them around and made the old issues less prominent rather than leave a gap. Or is this a grocery store?
MuchAdo

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« Reply #393 on: 08-06-2012 02:26 »
« Last Edit on: 08-09-2012 04:56 »

Your kinda wrong (and right), as the issue has been available (in stock) on Amazon since the 25th (honestly I think it was more like the 23rd or 24th) and the bookstore said it was the distributor that yanked the issue and not them.

It came out in physical stores August 1st... but amazon had it before that.

Yes, this is a bookstore in a mall and they seemed pretty sad when I told them I was going to buy what was left and it had been yanked and replaced with a bunch of other Simpsons issues.


It's not Bongo's fault, I just want to write them and tell them whoever stocks the shelves is dumb... and they should hire me as a distributor for the area.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #394 on: 08-09-2012 03:39 »

Writing and art.

Just got the issue yesterday and it was worse than I was expecting. I hate it when someone exaggerates Groening's already wacky style... It's so terrible I would possibly consider redoing with my art in hopes of making it acceptably mediocre. Maybe.
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« Reply #395 on: 08-11-2012 11:25 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2012 11:26 »

Writing and art. One guy did everything except the lettering, which along with the fact that there was only one page was one of the two good things. It looks like he's got one style of art he can do and only has a basic understanding of Futurama, as the plot could easily have been used in any series where there is a news program.

If you're talking about the one-page Dean Rankine story featuring Linda and Morbo, the whole point is it's supposed to come off looking like a fanart comic strip, due to the intentionally amateur artwork and very vague humour. He's done quite a lot of similar send-ups at the back of Simpsons Comics in the last year or so. I know it looks like they've brought someone in with little experience and hoped for the best - it's all intentional, he's a professional comedy and all-ages comic book writer/artist. I can understand why some people here may not like it (I know there are those that think every issue should look and feel exactly like the show), especially if unfamiliar with the Simpsons Comics 'stories' he has done. I don't mind them to be honest, some of them are a bit stupid, but others give me a little chuckle, and it's something nice and fresh, especially if the main story (like in the latest Futurama ish) is pure suck smile

Speaking of the main story this month, I honestly didn't like it. It's a shame because I really like Jesse McCann's Simpsons work, but so far I'm not too fussed on his two Futurama issues (Steampunk'd was way better than this though). I just thought it was too science fiction-y and less comedic for it's own good, and the whole robot children thing seemed like it a fan script. John Delaney's art wasn't up to it's usual standard either, it had a very rushed feel to it. Honestly, all of the latest comics (Futurama, Simpsons, Bart, etc) have all been below standard, I'm hoping it's just because of the transition between Bill Morrison stepping down and Nathan Kane taking over as editor/creative director. Hopefully the next issue is better.
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« Reply #396 on: 08-11-2012 13:30 »

Writing and art.

Just got the issue yesterday and it was worse than I was expecting. I hate it when someone exaggerates Groening's already wacky style... It's so terrible I would possibly consider redoing with my art in hopes of making it acceptably mediocre. Maybe.

That's funny, I had the idea to completely redraw a Kazaleh comic, or at least one page so there'd be SOME justice in this world.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #397 on: 08-13-2012 09:23 »

Do it Freako, do it! The power of Christ compels you to rid us of demons, both in reality and in the second dimension!

@IvanP: I can agree with what you're saying. The comics started off rather grand and just like the show, just printed on paper. They started getting a tad weaker when Bill left and around the time before. I sorta cringed when I read Leela's line which was something like "I'd be a great mommy." because I just can't see Leela saying that. Maybe if it read something along the lines of "I'd make a great mom, damnit!" Then sure. It'd be more in character for Leela. I think when the logos changed, some shit started hittin' the fan. I'm not saying these comics are in the toilet, but they do seem to need a bit of oompf.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #398 on: 08-17-2012 11:21 »
« Last Edit on: 08-17-2012 11:24 »

I just got USA issue #62 and I actually enjoyed it, not as much as the last issue but it had some beats that out shined the shows current season of episodes.

Zoidberg was pretty funny and well used, and I thought this cheap parody of a crappy movie worked better than "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela-Supidfest" ever could as far as a good Zapp and Leela plot.

Also say what you will about Leela's characterization here; but at least she doesn't make asinine comments about stomping puppies and turtles.

Overall a 4/5.
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« Reply #399 on: 08-17-2012 16:35 »

Got issue #64 (US issues #60 and #61) on Wednesday, I enjoyed Troop Grit more than The Bot Who Cried Wolf, and I liked how it made reference to the previous issue. The living planet was super cool too.
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