Get ready every Futurama and Matt Groening fan, here comes Futurama–o–rama, the very FIRST comic compilation based on the Emmy–nominated television show Futurama. It's a long way from making a pizza delivery on New Year's Eve to the bustling cityscape of New York in the 31st century, but for Phillip J. Fry it only took one little cryogenically frozen nap. Waking up in a future imagined by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Fry finds a job at an interplanetary messenger service and falls in with Leela, a sexy one–eyed space orphan, and Bender, an alcoholic misanthropic robot programmed to bend things. Blast off with this all–new Futurama comics collection, and leap feet first into a fun–filled future!
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13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
4 comics in one book =) Dec 08, 2002
By Jørgen B.
Much like The Simpsons comic books. The drawings are as we remember them from the tv-show, and they are good... The stories are kinda good, the characters talk and behave as they should. If you like comics and Futurama then buy, if you don't like comics then go buy the dvd set's ;)
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
It's so funny... May 02, 2003
By Joanna J. Young
A great supplement to the DVDs (if you don't have them, you really should get them now!!). This book gives you several more adventures that Fry and the gang go on. The writing is pretty good - you can just hear the professor exclaiming "Goodness no!" and Bender making sarcastic cracks at everyone.
I think this is especially entertaining if you like reading comic books - but even if you don't (or have never tried), Futurama fans everywhere should find this book enjoyable.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Funny - Loved it! Mar 06, 2003
As someone who loved the show (and will miss it!), I grabbed the this book. It's as funny as the show and many pictures are worth a long look just to pick out the gags.
25 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Obviously not written by Matt Groening! Jul 04, 2003
By Thomas Price
What upset me about this book was that it's listed as being written by Matt Groening. This is not the case. It's introduction is written by him, but the scripts were done by Eric Rogers, who is one of the staff writers for the TV series (info from [the web site]).
The writing seems a little dumbed-down at times, and it makes me wonder if it was written for a younger audience (pre-18) than the audience of the TV series. The exception would be the fourth story which is a parody of Apocalypse Now featuring Zap Branagan.
The colors are vibrant, and almost has the appearance of a photo book.
The art is spot on for the most part.
In the end, though, you have to look at it like this: here are four so-so episodes of a series that has unfortunately seem to have met its end, so fans looking for more material should pick it up.
Conclusion: Not horrible, but ultimately forgettable.
6 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Funny, A good fix for when you can't see the show Jul 22, 2003
Good animation. I've seen the show so many times that the comic pretty much rolled. The jokes aren't as caustic as the show but they're funny. In a comic book you're going to get punchline humor, that's it. Overall I'm happy with it. Great when you want to see the show but can't.
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