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Futurama Comics #36

Futurama Comics #36 (Bongo Comics)
By Ian Boothby & Mike Kazaleh

This is a particularly sharp issue of Futurama Comics. Fry, Leela and Bender take a trip to the all-robot planet of New England (as opposed to New New England, with its oceans of clam chowder) and wind up in the midst of a murder mystery. Back on Earth, Amy, Zoidberg and Hermes — frustrated that they get left out of the A-team’s adventures — set out to the sewers to have an adventure of their own. The B-team’s plot is basically an extended gag strip with a hysterical, and totally unexpected punchline. The A-team’s story is sharp, but not as sharp. Ian Boothby uses the story as an excuse to inundate us with jokes about British pop culture, which are fun, but don’t make for quite as cohesive a story. Still, this is one of the better issues of the comic, and it feels more like a real episode of the show than many of them do.
Rating: 7/10

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  1. October 12, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    This was a very fun and memorable issue. And I recommend it to any fan. Fry, Leela, and Bender are sent by Farnsworth to a planet called New New England. While they are there, the gang endures a British literature style adventure. Cool references to Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python. Which I am a fan of both. They have to solve a mystery as to who the culprit is who is responsible for all the crimes that are being committed. Bender commits some himself. Pure hilarity all the way to the end.

    Another cool thing? Hermes, Amy and Zoidberg gets their own backstory, too. The complain to Farnsworth that they never get an adventure, so they set out to find one of their own. Some fans want to think Hermes and Amy bring nothing to Futurama. Well, I beg to differ. They go down to the sewers, get captured, and end up in an even worse part on the sewers which seems pleasant at first.

    This comic is an awesome read, and all fans should have a copy.

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