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Pittzoid

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« on: 03-26-2004 23:39 »

wheres the best (cheapest) place to buy futurama comics in Australia?
or does anyone know an australian website that has good shipping to other places in australia because international website charge heaps for postage and handling
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #1 on: 03-27-2004 06:26 »

In Melbourne I know of two stores selling Futurama Comics, Minotaur and Comics R Us. But it appears you're a Queenslander, so that's not much help. You should be able to find a good online store, I'm sure someone here knows of one. But if you really want the cheapest prices, you might be better off waiting for the Australian releases, if you can bear being that far behind the rest of the world (here we're waiting for issue 9 to hit newsagents, whereas I recently picked up the direct edition of #16).
ooy

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« Reply #2 on: 03-27-2004 17:50 »

well, pittzoid, im a queenslander and i'm affraid the only place i can get mine aare by mail or shops and try to keep up.
Beamer

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« Reply #3 on: 03-27-2004 20:08 »

I'm from Perth, and every issue seems to cost $5.50 here no matter where I look. They cost even more to get mail delivered from Bongo, due to the postage & handling expenses. Still, issues are very easy to find in shops over here - I only know of one newsangency that doesn't stock them.

It's not really so much the price of them, considering that they only come out every 3 months & they don't really cost that much anyway, but it's more or less how behind we are. We're about 8/9 issues behind them, and we're never going to catch up at this rate.

So, if you want to be ahead & buy issues directly from America - go to an official comic book store. They import upcoming issues from the USA, and it only costs about 50 cents more.

Either way, I doubt you'd see an issue in Australia for less than 5 bucks.
Grim

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« Reply #4 on: 03-28-2004 05:34 »

here in brisbane there are 2 stores in the cbd that keep up with the US imports, Ace Comics in the Mall and Comics Etc on Elizabeth street
Dolcelannah

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« Reply #5 on: 03-31-2004 09:13 »

Hey Pittzoid!

It really depends on where in Australia you are. Because there's not much point paying P+H charges to get comics sent from Tasmania if you live in Brisbane. Anyway, I (like Beamer) live in Perth and the only place I can actually find Futurama comics is at Quality Comics on Hay Street. If you want other merchandise as well, try Empire Toys (a few doors down). But this won't help you if you don't live in Perth! Anyway, I don't know of any Australian websites that sell the comics, but your best bet would probably be Borders. Good luck!

ooy

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« Reply #6 on: 04-16-2004 20:14 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2004 20:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
here in brisbane there are 2 stores in the cbd that keep up with the US imports, Ace Comics in the Mall and Comics Etc on Elizabeth street

i'll look out for them, grim. thanks


 
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It really depends on where in Australia you are. Because there's not much point paying P+H charges to get comics sent from Tasmania if you live in Brisbane.

i dont think they are there in tasmania[i used to live there]but it says that they are i NSW, according to sending pictures & mail
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #7 on: 04-17-2004 07:37 »

#9 was just released... so if that's your bag, go buy it.

Does anyone know if the compendeums are being (or have been) released here?
switch

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« Reply #8 on: 04-17-2004 10:33 »

i don't know but i know quiet afew places to get them in S.A.
ooy

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« Reply #9 on: 04-18-2004 21:29 »

#9 was good, it was worth the wait. now i have to wait another 3 or so months for #10
switch

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« Reply #10 on: 04-20-2004 07:48 »

why do you have to wait that long??
Beamer

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« Reply #11 on: 04-22-2004 00:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Dolcelannah:
Anyway, I (like Beamer) live in Perth and the only place I can actually find Futurama comics is at Quality Comics on Hay Street.

Really? Wow, I've seen Futurama Comics in just about every Newsagency in this city - in fact, the ones owned by Newspower almost always seem to stock them. They're usually right next to the Simpsons Comics in the stores.

I can't believe you haven't found them anywhere else... Unless you've been looking at a bad time. They come out every 3 months, but they tend to take them off the shelves after 2 months - so there's always a month period right before new issues come out. Anyway, #9 is out right now - and I've personally found it very easy to get. Like I said, maybe you've just been looking in the wrong places at the wrong times?
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #12 on: 04-22-2004 01:51 »

They are usually everywhere. I went to one newsagency when I was in Perth and it had the latest one.

I haven't got it yet though - I'm not a fan of the comics. I've got 5 of them, but meh.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #13 on: 04-22-2004 03:13 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2004 03:13 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
I'm not a fan of the comics. I've got 5 of them, but meh.

Which issues? I'm interested because the quality varies so much- if I had five of the worst issues I'd probably think they were all shithouse, but if I had five of the best I'd think they were great.

alexvilagosh

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« Reply #14 on: 04-22-2004 19:54 »

I've got... 1, 2... that crappy Xmen one... and some others. I can't remember, I'm at school.

They are ok I would just rather have, say, one cd than 3 of the comics.
Beamer

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« Reply #15 on: 04-22-2004 22:46 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2004 22:46 »

I can see where Alex is coming from - I mean, the comics would never be able to compete with the show. But, when you compare Futurama Comics to Simpsons Comics - you see just how good they really are (despite some crappy issues such as #2 and #8). Personally, I think Futurama Comics are pretty good - I'm happy that the show's still living on in some form after it's cancellation, and I'm even happier to be supporting it.

Anyway, I've got all 9 so far. Issues #4 and #6 are my favourites.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #16 on: 04-23-2004 22:49 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2004 22:49 »

I pretty much agree with Beamer about the comics in general- they're no match for the show itself, but they're definitely better than nothing, and in general they're worth getting.
My opinion on specific issues differs a bit though- for one thing I really liked issue #8- the ending was a bit weak I guess, but the art was great and I enjoyed the plot & dialogue. I have issues 1-16 excluding 15, and my favourites are #13, #6, #16, #8, #5 and #1. Least favourites: #10, #12 and the stupid terminator issue (#7 I think).
Neil McNeil

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« Reply #17 on: 04-23-2004 22:51 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2004 22:51 »

Well, if u are from Brizy then there is a place in Adelaide St, (not sure on the name) and The Daily Planet.  There is also another place in the Valley not far from the Brunswick Train Station......or just ask any anime nerd they'll point u in the right direction.....(no offense to any animi nerds who may read this msg.)
Dumbsworth

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« Reply #18 on: 04-24-2004 03:36 »

Interesting note: On issue 9 in America, from what I've seen on the net, a caption on the front page says: MADE IN THE USA! (printed in canada). In Australia, there is no caption. Pretty stupid, IMO.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #19 on: 04-24-2004 04:31 »
« Last Edit on: 04-24-2004 04:31 »

Maybe they didn't think dumb Australians would get the Joke... or just another example of stupid patriotism ('gasp, if consumers' see that printed on the cover, they'll never buy it!'). Maybe.

Mentally replacing it with MADE WITH PRIDE IN AUSTRALIA (printed in New Zealand) would provide you with the local equivelent, I believe...
switch

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« Reply #20 on: 04-24-2004 04:34 »

or u could shut up.
i wouldn't care if it was made in america
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #21 on: 04-26-2004 02:04 »

I hate getting a mutilated version of a foreign product. I prefer something that's either actually Australian, or isn't and doesn't pretend to be.


Beamer

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« Reply #22 on: 04-26-2004 04:18 »

Besides, you'd have to be an idiot not to know that Futurama is made in America, anyway. Hell - that issue even has the Statue of Liberty on the cover! I don't see why they removed it, it's a pretty funny joke and it's not like it's offensive or anything.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #23 on: 07-07-2004 08:40 »

Oooooh, lookie, another one just got released. Well, c'mon then, go buy it like the loyal lapdogs you are.  smile
Gizmo

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« Reply #24 on: 07-07-2004 11:29 »

Hey guys, im from Perth too  smile

Otto Press is the actual company that distributes Futurama comics in Australia for Bongo. If your having any trouble getting a hold of any issues (past or present) you can subscribe or get back issues from them. By sending a money order, credit card etc.

I love Quality Comics & Empire. We need a Perth Futurama fan club hahaha
Gizmo

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« Reply #25 on: 07-07-2004 11:33 »

P.S forgot theyre address

Otter Press Pty Ltd
PO BOX 196
Thornleigh NSW
2120

email info@otterpress.com.au
phone 02 9484 0900

Bent Again

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« Reply #26 on: 07-07-2004 22:10 »

Sorry for going a little off topic but can you get Futurama T shirts anywhere in Australia?
Gizmo

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« Reply #27 on: 07-08-2004 08:01 »

I havent seen any mate, but id love one myself hey. I saw a site were ya could buy one before. Best try is the net.
ooy

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« Reply #28 on: 07-09-2004 19:10 »

FUTURAMA COMICS #10 IS OUT! buy  it!
Beamer

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« Reply #29 on: 07-09-2004 22:41 »

Really? Damn, I rang up the Newsagency last week - they said it wasn't coming out until August... Oh well, I'll be sure to get it as soon as possible!
Gizmo

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« Reply #30 on: 07-10-2004 09:17 »

I got it Thursday, good issue i reckon. HAHAHA meteor showers are a common thing in the year 3000
Quolnok

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« Reply #31 on: 07-11-2004 07:06 »

I've seen them in a few places, including my uni (Wollongong)
Gizmo

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« Reply #32 on: 07-11-2004 09:35 »

Your uni sells comics? cool

whens issue 2 of Simpsons/ Futurama cross over coming out?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #33 on: 07-11-2004 10:07 »

Actually, the two crossover comics were released in Australia last year...

For some reason, Issue 1 has been re-released. So, to answer your question, I don't know, but we shouldn't have to wait all that long... I hope.  frown

What I like most about the crossover is that it's basically a Futurama story with the Simpsons characters making guest appearences... that, and it's kinda amusing, of course.  smile
Gizmo

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« Reply #34 on: 07-11-2004 13:36 »

I agree slackjaw.

But i cant wait that long maybe ill just order it  smile
Beamer

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« Reply #35 on: 07-12-2004 23:34 »
« Last Edit on: 07-12-2004 23:34 »

Whoooo! I got #10 today! Finally, something that wasn't a movie parody!

Also, Gizmo - the crossover was released last year, as SJM said. Issue #1 was released in April, and Issue #2 in July. I remember seeing an order form for both crossover issues once, though. If you want, I could scan it & email it to you.   smile
Gizmo

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« Reply #36 on: 07-13-2004 08:50 »
« Last Edit on: 07-13-2004 08:50 »

Thanks if need be, ill email ya. But im pretty sure ive got the form around my house somewhere.   smile
f_r

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« Reply #37 on: 07-13-2004 20:49 »
« Last Edit on: 07-13-2004 20:49 »

the aussie futurama comics are only up to #9, but they have released the 4th DVD box set.
Gizmo

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« Reply #38 on: 07-14-2004 00:07 »

Correction theyre up to #10. As of last week, check your local newsagent.
f_r

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« Reply #39 on: 07-14-2004 00:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Gizmo:
Correction theyre up to #10. As of last week, check your local newsagent.
Are you an Aussie as well?
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