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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #40 on: 06-23-2004 13:24 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
Everyone's already talking about issue #18.  I haven't even got issue #17 yet!  For some reason the comics have stopped coming here to South Carolina!  My second cousin who lives in southern Florida who likes the Futurama comics is having the same problem! 

Where can I find issue #17!  I'm at my wits end! 
I've tried every comic book store in my neighborhood!

It probabaly won't make you feel any better to know that I have 10 copies of issue #17  evil laugh
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #41 on: 06-23-2004 17:36 »

Where can I order them online?  I tried to contact some people who are selling it on Ebay and I haven't heard back from any of them.  Is there a comic book store that has a website where you can order them online? 

If so, what's the URL?
Sal

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« Reply #42 on: 06-24-2004 13:51 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2004 13:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 It probabaly won't make you feel any better to know that I have 10 copies of issue #17    evil laugh

Why do you have ten?    eek
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #43 on: 06-24-2004 17:44 »

It's a long story, but to cut it short, revenge  wink And @KurtPikachu2001, I don't know about American comic book shops, but maybe Megacity Comics might ship to you from the UK, but it'd probabaly cost more than it's worth, a lot more...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #44 on: 07-02-2004 13:39 »

Sorry to double post, but just seen the cover for Issue #19 on Bendo's wonderful site; "A Big Piece or Garbage" http://members.cox.net/futurama/Bongo05.html#Comics19  And I can safely say it's a lot better than the cover for the upcoming Issue #18  cool...
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« Reply #45 on: 07-02-2004 14:12 »
« Last Edit on: 07-02-2004 14:12 »

Cool looks good, alot better than Issue #18   smile

I don't think it counts as double posting when the two posts are over 3-days apart so your okay, it just a *bump*

  smile
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« Reply #46 on: 07-02-2004 14:13 »

Nice cover, and the caption at the top is great!
Sal

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« Reply #47 on: 07-02-2004 16:34 »

Looks good, the captions is cool

Welcome to PEEL Spamer-Man, I hope your not going to spam, enjoy your stay here.
leelaholic

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« Reply #48 on: 07-02-2004 18:25 »

Great cover, and best caption yet.  smile

Welcome to Peel, Spamer-man. Have fun.
tom123

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« Reply #49 on: 07-03-2004 15:29 »

I think that Issue # 19's cover is about 1,000 times better than # 18. I like how they divided the cover into those parts.
feralHuman

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« Reply #50 on: 07-04-2004 12:14 »

#19 art looks AOI-ish, with 3 storylines. looks good, with the same edgyness.

i like the one with Fry getting a taste of Omicronian prison brutality. Leela's one is creepy.
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« Reply #51 on: 07-26-2004 18:18 »

Has Bongo announced an official release date for issue 18?  In issue 17, it read that it was coming out in July, is that still true?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #52 on: 07-26-2004 18:27 »

Wednesday hopefully. It was already being sold last weekend at the comic convention according to Bendo  smile...
bender+fry

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« Reply #53 on: 07-26-2004 20:19 »

I finally found a internet hotspot, so I'll be able to post every once in a while.

So anyway....

During the part of July that's past, I spent every other day in the comic book shop that is across the street from the cafe that I'm typing this, looking for the newest issue of the world's best comic. Happily, this morning, I finally found out that it's coming out on Wednsday! Horay! A fixed date is better than none at all. Hopefully, I'll be able to write a review with it when I go and get my copy! Only two days!

In the words of Homer Jay Simpson,
WHOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOO!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #54 on: 07-28-2004 13:17 »

Anyone got this yet? I was gonna order it online today from Megacity Comics (or should I say, Megashitty Comics), but they don't have it up yet! Damn it, I want it now! Anyway, to ease the waiting, anyone else got anything to say about it?...
bender+fry

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« Reply #55 on: 07-28-2004 19:03 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2004 19:03 »

Oooh, ooh, I do. I've only read seven pages yet, so I can't really review it, but I can tell you that they got rid of "Better Than Nothing" and replaced it with "Nominated For 12 Glorvnaxx Awards!". I guess I'll read a little more and tell you whats going on in spoilers.


Well, I've read 12 pages now, so here goes;


And finally, here's a brain teaser for all you comic readers; is it a [Bold] Comic Book [/Bold] Store, or a [Bold] Comic [/Bold] Book Store? A [Bold] Comic Book [/Bold] Store would be a store that sells comic books, and a [Bold] Comic [/Bold] Book Store would be a book store that sells comics. Choose, and post your opinions!

Sorry about the bolds, but I've tried to fix them once and it didn't work, so just imagine that the thingies are bolded.
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« Reply #56 on: 07-28-2004 19:22 »
« Last Edit on: 07-28-2004 19:22 »

Well, I read the whole thing.  It was pretty enjoyable.  The bit with Leela in ancient Greece was a bit odd, since there were actual monsters and gods, and I don't see how changing history could do that.  Leela's situation at the end of the issue is even less believable, but maybe it'll be explained.  The Galaga/Galaxian/Gorf joke was pretty good, since those were all pretty much the same game.  And there was a slightly shippy moment, but it wasn't much.
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« Reply #57 on: 07-28-2004 19:46 »

hey i'll take whatever shippy i can get. I thought it was an incredibly cute moment.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #58 on: 07-30-2004 13:05 »

Megacity Comics finally got it up, so I've ordered it now...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #59 on: 08-09-2004 14:51 »

Sorry to double post, but my Issue #18 review...

The main problem I had with this comic is that because the majority of it is set in the past, it lost some of the Futurama "feel". Another problem is that, as a direct result of this, aside from the first panel, over half of the Planet Express gang fail to be seen throughout the entire Comic! Professor Farnsworth, Hermes, Amy, Dr Zoidberg, Nibbler and Scruffy are all missing after the first panel, and not all of those characters are even in the first panel either! This wouldnít have hurt this issue so much had some of Futuramaís vast amount of secondary characters made appearances instead, but of course this wasnít possible given the nature of the comicís plot.

Instead, a whole new range of secondary characters are introduced, most of which arenít up to the same quality as the characters weíve come to know and love. Iíll give that Maggot some credit though, he was pretty funny and interesting. Aside from him, I found that the other new secondary characters were more of a parody of what Futurama is about, but in reverse. Instead of pointing out Sci-Fiís ridiculousness, whist at the same time praising it (one of the main themes of Futurama and itís jokes), here we have the compete opposite. Instead itís pointing out the ridiculousness of the past, especially the beliefs people had during the past, which are now thought to be stupid, let alone 1000 years from now...

All of these jokes at the pasts expense could just as easily been made now, it didnít need 1000 years added onto the amount of time they were sent back (those 1000 extra years being between now and the year 3004). If it did, then we wouldnít have understood or found it funny reading these jokes now (1000 years before the time which they were sent back in time). They shouldnít have called this comic a Futurama comic, they should have titled it ďPastoramaĒ. I personally donít enjoy the past as much as the future, and because of this, I didnít find the artwork (as well-drawn as it was) patricianly interesting. The front cover of this Comic has to be the worst one yet...

The main focuses of this issue were Fry, Leelaís and Benderís stories, with a dash of Cubert thrown in. Problem is, theyíre all separated from each other very early on, and as a result canít play off each other with jokes or conversation. They instead have to rely on the mosty second-rate secondary characters...

You may be thinking I hate this issue, but actually, given itís circumstances, I think it worked pretty well. It certainly wasnít a failure. Although Iím not very keen on the past setting, and I think itís a bit of a waste of Futuramaís potential being set in the future, it was still a worthy and entertaining read. Had it not been part of the trilogy/Quadrilogy, then I think it may have failed. But given the over-all story ark, it makes a refreshing (if unnecessary) change. I rate it average (because I think Futuramaís standard is generally way above average. Not complaining though, because anything is ďbetter than nothingĒ*)

*Why didnít they keep that slogan though, it fitted this issue so well!...

M Jackson
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« Reply #60 on: 08-09-2004 18:25 »

I'm getting my copy on Wednesday. Can anyone tell me who is responsible for the art work in this isssue? Please don't let it be John (I should learn to draw on model) Delany! I hope it's the outstanding artwork of James Lloyd.

Oh and for fans in the UK, the latest issue of the UK comics #12 was released a week or so ago. I got mine today.
Captain Canuck

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« Reply #61 on: 08-10-2004 13:49 »

I read it and thought it was great.
M Jackson, how about taking a look at it before slagging on the artist. I have all the Futurama issues and while I agree that James Lloyd is brilliant, Delany deserves a lot more credit than you are giving him (there's a lot more to great comic book artwork than whether it's perfectly on model or not) BTW I think Delany is pretty consistently on model with some glaring problems here and there but more than made up for when you check out his angles, storytelling and amazing backgrounds.
I think all the artists on Futurama have done a pretty amazing job of getting the characters but with the off drawings, most times it's hard to tell if it's rushed pencilling or rushed inking or a little of both. I've seen original pencils by Jim Lee that looked totally different after they were inked.
Check it out, it's good!
M Jackson
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« Reply #62 on: 08-10-2004 16:02 »

Sorry, I know I'm too harsh on Delany. It's my problem, i'll deal with it.....I JUST HATE HIM SOOOOO MUCHHH!...

Uh, anyway. Can I take it from your post that the Art in #18 IS by Delany?
Captain Canuck

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« Reply #63 on: 08-10-2004 17:46 »

To each his own. There are so many more reasons to like his stuff IMO but if the occasional miss bothers you that much you are obviously very devoted to these characters. I've seen his work on Justice League Adventures and Dexter's Laboratory and he always seems very on model there so I'm not so convinced this is his problem alone.
Anyway, yes he does do the art in this issue and I believe the next as well.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #64 on: 08-11-2004 13:31 »

Isn't James Lloyd working on the next Futurama/Simpsons crossovers?...
M Jackson
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« Reply #65 on: 08-11-2004 18:29 »

Well I've read it.

I'm not sure what I thought realy. Ignoring my hatred for John Delaney, It just wasn't that good. There were VERY few jokes. But the biggest problem for me was the HUGE plot holes. Unless I'm missing something (somebody PLEASE feel free to let me know that I am), they traveled back in time, right? So...WHY are there aliens in world war 1? WHY are there mythological characters in Ancient Greece? WHY......
I love Futurama's crazyness, but the reason it works so well usually is because the creators always keep a level of reality to it. Most CRAZY sci-fi things in Futurama have a scientific theory to back them up, or some level of reality. Or in the case of Aliens in the future, it hasn't happened yet, so it's possible "You can't prove it won't happen"

But, this comic JUST doesn't work. They are in the past, not parallel dimensions or virtual reality! Considering the HUGE potential of this TRILOGY I just wonder WHY the writers chose these locations/times.

I think at least one of them should have gone even further forward in time. It would be cool to see Leela in the same position as Fry at the start of the series, having to deal with things in a distant future, the year 4000 anyone?

Anyway, as much as I disliked this issue, Cuberts robot monkey was pretty funny, and Delaney's art was probably the best HE has done so far. Sure, faint praise but he's getting there...slowly.
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« Reply #66 on: 08-11-2004 21:02 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2004 21:02 »

The reason there are robuts and aliens abounding in the past of history is that Farnsworth and the rest of the world have gone back to the beginning of time and brought with them all of their technological skills. Remember, Farnsworth is basically the inventor of robuts and since people are used to living with robuts there is no reason they wouldn't want them around even if they were living in prehistoric times.
Multiply that through history and you get robuts in Salem, Robuts(?) in ancient Greece, etc. If you really think about it, it really makes perfect sense. By Farnsworth being where he is at that particular time it is bound to change history one way or another.
RM
PS, I agree that Asterisk is a cool new character.
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« Reply #67 on: 08-11-2004 21:18 »

What about them Greek Gods?

Or are they... ROBOT GODS!?!
Captain Canuck

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« Reply #68 on: 08-11-2004 22:36 »

Thanks to Bendo. M Jackson, I had the same problem intially, but I thought the mystery would reveal itself in issue 19. But what Bendo says makes sense. It must be Farnsworth's influence on te time line that is changing everything. And I bet the Greek Gods are as SlackJawed said...(cue musical sting for effect)...ROBOTS!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #69 on: 08-12-2004 08:31 »

Time travel and the effects it can have on the events which follow, can occur from even the smallest things, and make the biggest differences. The opening text; "Boned to the Future" is a parody, and even has the same typography! as "Back to the Future". Anyone who's seen those movies will know how much things can change...
M Jackson
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« Reply #70 on: 08-12-2004 15:41 »

See, this is why I invited somebody to correct me. Thanks Bendo. Although i'm still not sure about the greek gods. But i'll suspend my disbelief until #19.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #71 on: 08-12-2004 16:56 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2004 16:56 »

Just like to say, awesome interview with Delaney on your site, Bendo. You asked some really clool questions   cool
Bendo

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« Reply #72 on: 08-12-2004 21:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Just like to say, awesome interview with Delaney on your site, Bendo. You asked some really clool questions    cool
For those who read that and said - huh? This is what Otis was referring to:
John Delaney Interview
Yea, John was really cool about it and gave some real detailed answer and it all came together quite nicely I think. Glad you liked it Otis.
M Jackson, I don't purport to know all the answers but I am sure all will be revealed in issue 19. Delaney makes reference to the conclusion on how it wraps up and how Cubert feels about that.
RM
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« Reply #73 on: 08-13-2004 14:28 »

Bendo, great job on the interview. Very informative, great questions.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #74 on: 08-22-2004 21:06 »

I got issue #18 yesterday at my local book store at the mall!  I was surprised that I found it there so early because new comics don't come until the end of the month. 

Issue #18 was excellent, I'm really enjoying the Time Bender Trillogy.  And I was shocked when I saw another robot besides Bender in the time period he was in.  I'm guessing in issue #19, Fry, Leela, and Bender will all get rescued somehow at the last minute.  I like the Fry and Leela stories, too!
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« Reply #75 on: 08-30-2004 04:24 »

Hi, just registered and wanted to say hey. Glad those of you that liked the comic liked it and those that didn't... um... I wish you nothing but good health.

Quick comics trivia. Cubert was the last boy on Earth in that comic and he had a monkey. I gave him the monkey as a tribute to another comic book with another person in a similar situation. Can you name the comic?
M Jackson
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« Reply #76 on: 08-30-2004 09:40 »

Hi Ian, i'm afraid I don't know the answer to the question, but i'd like to say how much I enjoy your work.(with the exception of the latest issue, it just wasn't my cup of tea)  I thought that the crossover comics were great.

I hope that the comics continue for a long time. I don't suppose you know if there are ANY recent developments in trying to bring back the TV series? I know it's been asked a BILLION times, but i'd heard a couple of rumours so I just wondered.
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« Reply #77 on: 08-30-2004 11:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Ian Boothby:
Quick comics trivia. Cubert was the last boy on Earth in that comic and he had a monkey. I gave him the monkey as a tribute to another comic book with another person in a similar situation. Can you name the comic?
Are you talking about Kamandi?  I don't remember a monkey in that, though there were plenty of the intelligent apes that comic writers are so obsessed with.
Ian Boothby
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« Reply #78 on: 08-31-2004 04:27 »

Hi M Jackson. Sorry you didn't dig the last one but stay with us for one more ish. It all makes (kinda) sense.
All I know about are the comics and those should keep going for a good while.

And Action Jacktion, nope, it's a modern comic. You got the publishing company right though.
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« Reply #79 on: 08-31-2004 05:16 »

I just want to say how much I love your work! Although the Leela bit in the last issue wasn't the greatest, I loved the Fry and Bender parts as well as the other issues you wrote for Futurama Comics. In the Simpsons Comics, I really enjoyed #87 and #94, and think that you are a great comic book writer. Keep up the good work with both Bongo creations, and I am really looking forward to #19! smile
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