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PEE Poll: Series' over - Character development in comics?
No character development.   -1 (16.7%)
Chr.Dev.; changes are ditched.   -2 (33.3%)
Chr.Dev.; changes are kept.   -0 (0%)
Chr.Dev.; changes are re-introduced.   -3 (50%)
Chr.Dev.; comic becomes different timeline.   -0 (0%)
Chr.Dev.; other.   -0 (0%)
Total Members Voted: 6


Bending Unit
« on: 08-13-2003 03:03 »

Now that the series is over, but there's a slim chance of new episodes in CN, or a movie in the far future -- what do you think will happen with the characters? Will they continue developing the relationships and introducing new characters in the comics, or will everything be frozen like it was at the end of Devil Hands? And, in case they do add new characters or modify relationships in the comic, what would happen to these changes if a movie is made or CN orders new episodes? Will they be kept, ditched, or re-introduced in new episodes?

True that, with only six comics every year, there's not much room for character development, but... it could take several years for a movie to arrive... and it was an interesting question to ask  :D

No character development: well, that. Everything stays just like at the end of Devil Hands.

Changes are ditched: changes are introduced, but as soon as a new season is ordered or a movie is in production, both the comic and the show get reset to the status they had at the end of 'Devil Hands' (DC loves to do those things... Crisis, Zero Hour, etc).

Changes are kept: new season/movie contains the character changes, even if it confuses fans that didn't read the comics.

Changes are re-introduced: the series restarts at the point where Devil Hands left off, but slowly re-introduces the changes that were made in the comics, probably as B or C plots (since they already are in the comics).

Comic becomes a different timeline: whatever changes the comic made stay in the comic, the series restarts where Devil Hands left off and doesn't re-introduce the changes; some things in the comic will be different to the series.

Other: uh, post and explain.

« Reply #1 on: 08-13-2003 03:09 »

Interesting question. I have extremely low hopes of a new season of Futurama being made, but for this question I'll assume it's a possibility. I think that a mix of options 1 and 5 are most likely- it would be good if the comics themselves displayed a bit of continuity and plot/ character development, but it would be silly (in my opinion) to have events in the comic affecting the show itself, and I don't think that would happen.

« Reply #2 on: 08-13-2003 03:34 »

Major changes aren't necessary but it would be nice to see a couple of things from the characters past be introduced (eg why Hermes hates Zoidberg so much)

Starship Captain
« Reply #3 on: 08-13-2003 06:27 »

I think that any comics development would be ditched as soon as a new movie were developed and produced.  However, it could be possible that they could continue with the changes and say that this is an alternate universe Futurama, as in Parabox.

However, whatever changes done in the movie or tv series,(I wish, I hope, oh please!) would probably be put into the comics as well.

I think, after seeing the cover to #14, Fry and Leela are actually becoming closer, at least with Matt Groening drawing them.
Vintage Dave

Bending Unit
« Reply #4 on: 08-13-2003 17:39 »

I voted #4, because I like character development and intend to read the comics, but also like continuity.  Oops, I voted for what I want, not what I predict.  Hoping for new episodes and three movies is not the same as predicting they will occur.  Gonna sit tight...
Action Jacktion

« Reply #5 on: 08-13-2003 20:30 »
« Last Edit on: 08-13-2003 20:30 »

I think the cover to #14 was actually drawn by Bill Morrison.  They just have to stick Groening's name on every image of the characters.

Anyway, I wrote about this a little in the "Devil's Hands" thread.  I think that the most the comics will do is to keep things the way they were at the end of the last episode, with no new developments.  And that's assuming that they actually recognize the last episode; they might simply stop having Fry and Leela getting involved with other people but not show them together.

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #6 on: 08-14-2003 04:09 »

I doubt any permanent character changes will occur in the comics - they're just not mainstream enough with the fans to do it. They seem to manage just fine the way they do now anyway - and any attempts to make it as emotional as the show could get would get nowhere near the same effect, no matter how well it's done.
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