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Jayz

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« on: 10-27-2002 00:09 »

This has really made me mad, in the thread started in general discussion, it says Matt greoning said he would keep the show alive with comics, books and games, so what the hell happened to the comics? Since number nine was made in january, they havent done anymore.

I know some people think it is because of the crossover, but they have probably made it already and they still make simpsons comics, come on man! bring us number 10!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: 10-27-2002 04:31 »

In the UK we're still waiting for Number 2 :hmpf:
Jayz

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« Reply #2 on: 10-27-2002 08:32 »

Not if you go to forbidden planet you aint, I'm from the UK too.  :)
Bendo

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« Reply #3 on: 10-27-2002 10:16 »

Issue 9 came out in August or close to that and the first part of the crossover came out in late September. Issue 10 is slated to come out in November and the last par of the crossover comes out in December. That is a new Futurama comic almost every month (much better than the 'bi-monthly' it is supposed to be). Not to mention that Futurama-rama is being released during this time as well. UK Futurama Comics 1 was just released also. So what's with all the griping? There has been plenty of Futurama Comics to keep us all occupied. Also in this schedule is UK Futurama Comics 2 which is supposed to be released in December which I forgot to mention.  :)
RM
Jayz

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« Reply #4 on: 10-28-2002 01:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendo:
Issue 9 came out in August or close to that and the first part of the crossover came out in late September. Issue 10 is slated to come out in November and the last par of the crossover comes out in December. That is a new Futurama comic almost every month (much better than the 'bi-monthly' it is supposed to be). Not to mention that Futurama-rama is being released during this time as well. UK Futurama Comics 1 was just released also. So what's with all the griping? There has been plenty of Futurama Comics to keep us all occupied. Also in this schedule is UK Futurama Comics 2 which is supposed to be released in December which I forgot to mention.   :)
RM

Actually, I got number nine way before august, but it is good to see that they are making a tenth in november, it's been ages since a new one so there finally making one and that is good.  :)

Kryten

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« Reply #5 on: 10-28-2002 18:41 »
« Last Edit on: 10-28-2002 23:00 by [-mArc-] »

#9 was out in June

[edit: second part was out of context due to thread clean up]
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« Reply #6 on: 10-29-2002 04:19 »

I saw what the new Futurama comic (I think it's out in Novemeber) I like like the pic which I think it's the front cover

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« Reply #7 on: 10-29-2002 05:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
I saw what the new Futurama comic (I think it's out in Novemeber) I like like the pic which I think it's the front cover

Do you mind if I ask, where did you see it? :) It sounds cool, and I'm really curious now ;)

Jayz

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« Reply #8 on: 10-29-2002 05:44 »

Me too, may we have a link please juliet?
Bendo

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« Reply #9 on: 10-29-2002 08:46 »
« Last Edit on: 10-29-2002 08:46 by Nixorbo »

The image that Juliet is talking about has shown up in both the Diamond Comics Previews catalog as well as ads in the latest Simpsons Comics. I am hoping that they choose another image for the cover as this one really doesn't do much for me. It is funny and all but would still like to see another one.
RM

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« Reply #10 on: 11-06-2002 10:35 »
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Just saw the new Previews catalogue and it lists Futurama Comics 11 coming out in January with a story revolving around Fry getting a cold. However, in the year 3002 the common cold has been obliterated and so there is no cure for it save for one place - down into the sewer system and a visit to the sub-mutants.
The picture that they had up is from the 2002 calendar (the exact month escapes me at the moment) and I am wondering if the calendar inspired the comic or if the comic inspired the calendar.   :)
RM
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« Reply #11 on: 11-06-2002 10:57 »

I have saw the Futurama front cover in the Simpsons comic
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« Reply #12 on: 11-06-2002 12:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendo:
Just saw the new Previews catalogue and it lists Futurama Comics 11 coming out in January with a story revolving around Fry getting a cold.

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
I have saw the Futurama front cover in the Simpsons comic

Wait a minute, as far as I know, Futurama comics are currently up to issue 9 in America, with number 10 due later this month. I know some people have said they've seen the cover for issue 10. But Juliet implys that she's seen the cover for issue 11, afterall, that's what Bendo was talking about in the post above. Is this true, or did you mean issue 10? :)

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« Reply #13 on: 11-06-2002 12:27 »

I think she means issue 10. In the last issue of Simpsons Comics I believe there was an ad for issue 10 of Futurama Comics. It is the one that I commented above that I hope is changed by the time it hits the stands as I think it could be better. It will make plenty of the Leela Fry shippers happy though.  :)
RM
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« Reply #14 on: 11-06-2002 13:00 »

Thank you Bendo  :)
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« Reply #15 on: 11-15-2002 13:49 »

Here is a pic for #11
 http://westfield2.com/wow/art/large/x123.jpg

i think it's a panel from the comic, not the cover
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« Reply #16 on: 11-15-2002 16:10 »

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Here is a pic for #11 http://westfield2.com/wow/art/large/x123.jpg 
i think it's a panel from the comic, not the cover
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Sorry, but like I remember - is this picture from a calendar.  :)
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« Reply #17 on: 11-15-2002 18:23 »

Yes, this is from the 2002 calendar and I doubt it will be the cover or a panel from the actual comic. I get the feeling that maybe this was a picture that inspired the story. We shall wait and see when it arrives in January.  :)
RM
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« Reply #18 on: 11-27-2002 14:20 »

 
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Issue 10 is slated to come out in November

November's almost over, and still no news

  :(
bartman

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« Reply #19 on: 11-27-2002 14:43 »

See? what did I tell ya, they are going to stop making comics and they shouldn't, they were doing well, why stop them now?
Kryten

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« Reply #20 on: 11-27-2002 15:18 »

Diamond's page has it listed for next week.
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« Reply #21 on: 11-27-2002 17:51 »

 
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See? what did I tell ya, they are going to stop making comics and they shouldn't, they were doing well, why stop them now?


Idiot  ;)  bongo comics makes about 7 issues in advance.  So don't freaking worry!  their schedule has been screwed up a little but, no big problem.  And remember sunny, the comics dont come out until the last wed. of every month.  so of course someones gonna say 'the months almost over, no comic'.
Bendo

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« Reply #22 on: 11-27-2002 18:42 »

7 issues in advance seems a little much for Bongo Comics. I have always thought of them as more along the lines of an independant and not a major publisher like Marvel and DC. If Bongo were running at 7 issues in advance that does not explain why they can't seem to meet the bi-monthly schedule of Futurama Comics (and still get Simpsons Comics out on a monthly basis with no problem) or why it had to go on mini-hiatus while the Crossover Special was being completed.
I would guess that Bongo runs at probabl 4-5 issues ahead on Simpsons Comics and probably 1 or 2 issues ahead on Futurama Comics. From what I hear they just don't have the staff to churn out monthly comics of all of their titles so resources are allocated to where they are needed most for that particular month.
I am actually surprised that 10 and 11 are coming out on schedule respectively but considering 10 is off schedule from 9 and a filler issue I can see how 11 will come out on time and with the regular team on it. That and the Crossover Special thrown in and you can probably guess that James Lloyd has been one busy beaver for the last 4-5 months.
RM
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« Reply #23 on: 11-28-2002 19:05 »

I got Issue #1 of the UK's Futurama comic through the post today.  :)
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« Reply #24 on: 11-28-2002 20:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendo:
7 issues in advance seems a little much for Bongo Comics. I have always thought of them as more along the lines of an independant and not a major publisher like Marvel and DC. If Bongo were running at 7 issues in advance that does not explain why they can't seem to meet the bi-monthly schedule of Futurama Comics (and still get Simpsons Comics out on a monthly basis with no problem) or why it had to go on mini-hiatus while the Crossover Special was being completed.
I would guess that Bongo runs at probabl 4-5 issues ahead on Simpsons Comics and probably 1 or 2 issues ahead on Futurama Comics. From what I hear they just don't have the staff to churn out monthly comics of all of their titles so resources are allocated to where they are needed most for that particular month.
I am actually surprised that 10 and 11 are coming out on schedule respectively but considering 10 is off schedule from 9 and a filler issue I can see how 11 will come out on time and with the regular team on it. That and the Crossover Special thrown in and you can probably guess that James Lloyd has been one busy beaver for the last 4-5 months.
RM


Youre right, I was thinking 7 months, not 7 issues... Normally a writer will start writing a comic, finish it, and it all takes about 7 months.  as you said, 2 or 3 issues ahead seem about right.  but they arent finished, theyll need backgrounds or something.
Zed 85

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« Reply #25 on: 11-30-2002 14:30 »

I got up to #9 + Covnversion from a Norwich comic shop, all in one day  :D
Rather than hound the store everyday until the next new one comes out, since it is a very long walk, I'll think I'll wait until I can legally drive there. The next couple should be in by then  :)
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« Reply #26 on: 11-30-2002 14:57 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2002 14:57 »

I bought the first 8 online, because my usual comic-store didn't have them anymore. 2.5$ + shpping at an American online store. Wow, I thought, what a bargain, original Futurama comics and to original prices too. Unfortunately there was something called a duty to be paid, doubled the value of the comics, roughly. In other words a 100% duty on comics coming into the European Union. Crazy.

I got #9 and the Crossover issue at a Danish online store. Roughly 4$ +  shipping, still cheaper than importing them overseas.
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« Reply #27 on: 12-09-2002 13:51 »

Comic #10 Cover and reviewing up on CGEF: http://www.gotfuturama.com/cgi-bin/ComicReview.cgi?action=show&ComicNo=010

Too tired/lazy to announce on cgef today...
Bendo

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« Reply #28 on: 12-09-2002 14:33 »
« Last Edit on: 12-09-2002 14:33 »

I picked this up over the weekend and must say this is the first issue I feel a little disappointed in. The story was OK but the art was not up to past issues and the cover was a poor choice I thought. Where are the backgrounds that we are used to? I will be happy when the Crossover is finished so that James Lloyd can return to doing Futurama Comics on a monthly basis.
On the upside this issue did utilize some not often seen characters like Scruffy and Hyper Chicken Lawyer. Also, this issue there is a call for more letters for the letters page so if you have not written them in awhile go do so now.   :)
RM
Too tired/lazy to post review at CGEF.  :)
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