Futurama Comics

Futurama Comics is a comic book series published by Bongo Comics and based on the television series Futurama. It has been published bi-monthly in the United States since November 2000 (apart from a brief break for the crossover). It has been published in the United Kingdom (with an altered order) and Australia since 2002 and four trade paperbacks have been released. During the production hiatus between 2003 and 2006 it was the only new Futurama material being made.

What is Futurama about?

In the year 3000, the crew of the Planet Express delivery company make cargo shipments to unusual planets, as well as having adventures back on Earth. The main characters include Philip J. Fry, a slacker from the 20th century who was cryonically frozen for 1,000 years, cycloptic ship captain Leela, and an alcohol-fueled, troublemaking robot Bender.

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Futurama Comics #52 – Ro-Botox

Futurama Comics #11 – The Cure for the Common Clod

Futurama Comics #05 – Who’s Dying To Be A Gazillionaire

Futurama Comics #01 – Monkey Sea, Monkey Doom!

Technology & Futurology

The following articles comment on different technological devices and aspects from the film Minority Report. The first one was written the same year the film was premiered. The second one, eight years later:

“A look at future technology in Minority Report (The Guardian)”
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2002/jul/22/features.neilmcintosh

“Why Minority Report was so spot on (The Guardian)”
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2010/jun/16/minority-report-technology-comes-true

The following is a wikipedia entry on the topic (you don’t need to print this one):

“Technologies in Minority Report”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technologies_in_Minority_Report

World War Z: An oral history of the zombie war

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War is a 2006 apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks. The novel is a collection of individual accounts, where the narrator is an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission following the global conflict against the zombie plague. Other passages record a decade-long desperate struggle, as experienced by people of various nationalities. The personal accounts also describe the social, political, religious, and environmental changes that resulted from the devastating war.

WWZ

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World War Z_ An Oral History of the Zombie War – Max Brooks-viny

The Dark Knight Returns (complete)

Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Returns is a 1986 four-issue comic book miniseries starring Batman, written by Frank Miller, illustrated by Miller and Klaus Janson, and published by DC Comics. When the series was collected into a single volume later that year, the story title for the first issue was applied to the entire series. The Dark Knight Returns tells the story of Bruce Wayne, who at 55 years old returns from retirement to fight crime and faces opposition from the Gotham City police force and the United States government.

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Batman – The Dark Knight Returns

Recorded Attacks

Man has battled the undead for millenia. In “The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks,”  Max Brooks provides the lessons that history has taught us about zombie outbreaks. This is not a list of all zombie attacks throughout history, but a chronicling of the most famous outbreaks, gruesomely illustrated in graphic novel form.

From our descendants on the African savannahs to the legions of ancient Rome to the voyages of Francis Drake to the ill-advised experiments of the Soviet army, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, takes the reader on a journey across many anni horribilis and hauntingly reminds us how close the living dead have come to destroying humanity.

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The Zombie Survival Guide – Recorded Attacks

Silent Night

Silent Night is a one-shot short story that Frank Miller released in November 1995. It is a 26-page story featuring Marv.

It has almost no dialogue; only one speech bubble appears in the entire story.

The original issue had no functional cover, i.e. the story started on the top page, which had no title, author or publisher information. These were appended at the end of the issue.

Sin City – Silent Night