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Futurama Simpsons Crossover Crisis Part II #1

Release Date: 01/26/05

The long-awaited sequel to the Futurama/Simpsons Infinitely Secret Crossover Crisis is here at last! With the brittle fabric between reality and fiction stretched beyond its limits, the entire citizenry of Springfield finds itself trapped in New New York a thousand years in the future. Once there, the advanced 30th century populace, which has overcome war, famine, and cured the common cold, does what any technologically and morally evolved culture would do.

# of Reviews: 51   Rating: 88%


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#1 by Otis P Jivefunk
First of all I can safely say it was well worth the wait! I love how it carries on from that last panel in part #2 of the original Crossover Crisis. The pacing through this Comic is great, nothing is left too long or too short, everything flows nicely and gives it a good sense or rhythm (which also helps with the jokes, as jokes often require good timing). The explanation of how the Simpsons charters got into the Futurama universe was a bit lame, but it wasn't meant to be taken seriously anyway, so it's ok.

I love how a wide variety of both Simpsons and Futurama characters were used in this issue, and the combinations of characters from each show worked very well together. I especially liked how they got Moe working behind the bar in iZac's pub, and then Bart and Bender prank calling him. The jokes in this issue were mostly great, some even classic, and the characters mostly in character. However there were a few jokes which reminded me a little too much of the modern Simpsons humor style, but they weren't total duds. I'm thinking along the lines in particular about Marge enjoying the flight on the Planet Express ship, and then being reminded she has a fear of flying, and then she runs around pretending to be scared. That seemed a bit stupid, but it's made up for with the fact they're not forgetting her phobia existed. Also Fry seemed a little exaggerated in terms of stupidity at times (some jokes were pointed out and explained too much like in more modern Simpsons episodes) I really liked how they revisited Leela and Lisa's relationship though.

This issue was packed with references to things (especially Star Wars) I absolutely loved the joke were Bart was trying to "Use the Force" to get a stick, and then Bender just grabbed it with his stretchy arms. The Aliens panel was nice too, with the chest burster getting away with Benders beer. Although perhaps having three major movie parodies in a row was a little overdoing it (Star Wars, Alien(s), 2001 A Space odyssey).

The artwork in this issue is clooled out, really top stuff. I don't think I've ever seen so much detail crammed into every page. All the characters from both Futurama and The Simpsons are pretty much spot on. The backgrounds are inventive; the colors are really neat in this issue, and no corners were cut sacrificing quality. I especially loved the panel designs, plenty of experimentation and variation. Not just square boxes everywhere. We had some nice perspectives and eye candy shots, plenty of people in the frames, and even a double page panel spread, and it all seemed relevant! It helped give this comic it's great pace and flow, never getting boring.

Altogether I prefer the original Crossover Crises, because they were so perfect. The criticisms with this issue are few and far between though, and really don't hurt nor hinder the quality and enjoyment of this issue at all. However it's because of those that I prefer the originals (but only very marginally). I felt the originals surpassed even the high quality of the standard Futurama Comics, and this issue does too, or at least it matches up to the very best that Futurama Comics have offered. It's still top marks from me though, and I can't wait for the second part!
01/29/05

#2 by fryfan
This crossover was great. Even though I like the original crossover better, this one stands up on its own. I loved the mixing of Futurama and Simpson characters. Smithers and Zapp, Burns and Mom, Moe and iZac, Fat Tony and Donbot, Legs and Clamps and others I missed. The scenes of the Simpsons going out and making deliveries with Fry, Leela and Bender are memorable. I'm looking forward to part 2.

fryfan gave 5 points
01/30/05

#3 by el barto
good

el barto gave 5 points
01/30/05

#4 by Gio
just get it its awsome

Gio gave 5 points
02/04/05

#5 by paul melvin
really good and i mean great

paul melvin gave 5 points
02/07/05

#6 by 555
hey,
hey,
hey

555 gave 5 points
02/13/05 | eMail

#7 by Bobby Xie
Oh,I like this comic because I like the two shows.It is funny and it makes me good.

Bobby Xie gave 5 points
02/15/05

#8 by Fryday
I really enjoyed this comic, the story was well thought out and very funny. There were also a few clever references to episodes from the TV show which were very clever. I haven't actually read the original crossover crisis, but this was very entertaining, especially with the similarities in character we see in the story.

Fryday gave 5 points
02/18/05

#9 by Sam
it's ACE.

Sam gave 5 points
02/18/05 | eMail

#10 by white rat
The uk issue suck did you know they released "the Bender you say" as two issues and get this, they have in the subscription form that you fill out for the next 13 issues to be delivered to your door but currently in u.s terms they are up to issue 13 with only seven (nine actually with the crossover) more issue to go but where are these extra 4 coming from? Anyway aside from that i get the 2nd part of the crossover next month.


white rat gave 3 points
02/19/05


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