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Kryten

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« on: 01-08-2003 16:50 »

Discuss.

Bendo

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« Reply #1 on: 01-09-2003 13:56 »

I have not picked this up yet but I have seen a scan of the cover image and it features everybodies favorite aliens from the Simpsons - Kang and Kodo plus what I assume to be Serak. Could the Omicronians be far off? I like the cover of it very much and glad they modified the ads that they had been running and came up with something new based off of them.
I should be picking this up on Friday and will come back and tell everyone how great it is!  smile
RM
Gocad

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« Reply #2 on: 01-09-2003 17:06 »
« Last Edit on: 01-10-2003 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendo:
I have not picked this up yet but I have seen a scan of the cover image and it features everybodies favorite aliens from the Simpsons - Kang and Kodo plus what I assume to be Serak. Could the Omicronians be far off? I like the cover of it very much and glad they modified the ads that they had been running and came up with something new based off of them.
I should be picking this up on Friday and will come back and tell everyone how great it is!    smile
RM

Looks like I am the first who has read it.
Well, it's what you would expect. The Conclusion makes of course no sense at all, but nobody did demand that anyway. It's okay for a crossover, i guess.

That review made no sense? Well, then write a better one...
clampybot

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« Reply #3 on: 01-10-2003 23:38 »

great book loved it spoiler are coming : Kang and kodos and the other guy are holophoner images tricking mr Burns upon his evil plan!!
Bendo

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« Reply #4 on: 01-11-2003 16:11 »

Probably some spoilers ahead so don't read if you do not want to know some of what went on in this issue.


OK, finally got this thing and read it. I liked it but it seemed a little anti-climactic to me. It was a big build-up in the first issue and then it seemed like a race to the finish here. Yes, Kang, Kodos and Serak all make an appearance but not in the way you would think they would. I guess the reason for the rushed story is that there were so many characters and so many plot points that needed wrapping up that there wasn't the time. In retrospect this may have been better served as three or four part story instead of just the two parts. Another option would have been to expand the page count for both comics and make it more deluxe to fit in more story.
I would like to have seen more of Nibbler's life as a baby and Bart and Fry getting into more mishevious as well. All in all I guess I would like to have seen more interaction between the two worlds - Lisa and Leela were a good match but how about Leela and Marge? Or Leela and Homer? Or better yet, Leela or Amy and Moe? Barney? I liked the scenes with Farnsworth, glavin scientist Frink and his father and thought that was played out really nicely.
All in all though I give this issue a B+. Really fun but not quite up to the standards and set-up of the first issue. Of course now that the die is cast this sets up possible crossovers in the future. Perhaps next time the world of the Simpsons will visit the future or with the ever present danger of the brain slugs maybe the gang from Futurama will come back to the Simpsons. If there is a bound trade paperback forthcoming I am looking forward to it and hope they include some extras in it like rough pencil pages and so forth as once again the art was superb here. Top notch by James Lloyd and glad that we will see him back in the pages of Futurama after this.
RM
Oh, yeah - did I mention that both of these covers would make great giclee prints? I didn't? I could have sworn I did.  Here's keeping my fingers crossed.  smile
Impossible

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« Reply #5 on: 01-12-2003 16:04 »

I got the comic yesterday  smile I don't do good reviews so I'll just say I liked it  big grin
Gocad

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« Reply #6 on: 01-13-2003 10:08 »

I was somewhat disappointed that scruffy had no real part in this story.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #7 on: 01-13-2003 11:06 »
« Last Edit on: 01-13-2003 11:06 »

Here is the cover:

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Don't forget to post your review (good or bad) on CGEF as chances are better there that some of the actual people involved in it will read it.

I didn't read it yet, will re-edit this when I'm done     tongue

Is it just me or didn't they have the time to draw something for the backside?
Bendo

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« Reply #8 on: 01-13-2003 12:28 »

 
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Originally posted by [-marc-]:
Is it just me or didn't they have the time to draw something for the backside?
While it would have been nice to get more original artwork for the back cover I am not against seeing the front cover reproduced without the titles. I think the two covers for these crossovers were exceptionally well done and would love to see them done in some type of format that is suitable for framing.
I am really looking forward to the new UK Futurama Comics to see if they include a poster of either issue. If not I am keeping my fingers crossed for a set of giclee's based off of both covers of this series. Plus, with James Lloyd doing all the artwork here as well as doing the issue 11 (at least that is what Diamond Comics says) he probably just didn't have time to come up with more artwork.
RM
AJ

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« Reply #9 on: 01-15-2003 19:43 »

I really enjoyed this issue, far more than #1 of the special two-parter. From Smithers' "confusing feelings" re: Mom who reminded him of a certain close character, to the Back To The Future references and Frink/Farnsworth collaborations... It worked really well. *gahoy*. When's Futurama #11 coming out??
Carbito

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« Reply #10 on: 01-22-2003 04:08 »

I have not seen it yet, how do the characters get from the world of Futurama into the world of The Simpsons?
clampybot

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« Reply #11 on: 01-22-2003 06:00 »

they get sent into a classic Simpsons comic
Clacker

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« Reply #12 on: 01-22-2003 06:13 »

i got the 2 crossover comics yesterday. they're pretty good. i like the 2 page spead at the end, it was cool.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #13 on: 04-25-2003 15:42 »
« Last Edit on: 04-25-2003 15:42 »

I finally managed to get round to reading this today. Just like the first part, it's awesome, although I thought some of the jokes were a little weaker, but still hillarious. The storyline had some cool twists, like Amy dressing up as Smithers, and Smithers dressing up as My Burns. The ending was good and not too cheesey either, overall a superb crossover and 2 of the best comics ever IMO   smile
The Sinner Kid

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« Reply #14 on: 04-25-2003 15:47 »

I'm trying to find #2 in N.S.W but I have to wait 'til July.  frown
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #15 on: 04-25-2003 21:03 »

I thought both of the crossover issues were great! Better drawn than many of the regular Futurama and Simpsons comics, and a good story.
The two page spread was good too.
Elric

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« Reply #16 on: 04-26-2003 05:20 »
« Last Edit on: 04-26-2003 05:20 by Kryten »

Is it so great? It's bad that I can't get it in my country.    frown There are no such comics in my country. I have read only the #1 #2 #3 and the #4(have found them in internet).
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