A Bump in the Flight

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A Bump in the Flight
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US Publish Number53
UK Publish Number(s)60
Written byEric Rogers
Art byMike Kazaleh
Title captionCollectable black light poster #4 of 6 inside!
Published (US)26 January, 2011

A Bump in the Flight is the fifty-third comic issue, released 26 January, 2011 in the US.

The Story

Act I

A package arrives at the Planet Express building, they are to deliver Robo-Grain bars to the planet Desolatia. On the final approach to the planet, something explodes and they crash. As the engine is damaged, they activate the ship's wheels and try to drive out of the mountains to get reception on their radio. They soon get hungry and discover that the bars are actually highly explosive nucleotopes, so they decide to walk to find help rather than risk further explosions. The crew comes across a group of escaped robot slaves who power themselves on scrap metal, but currently are forced into cannibalism due to a lack of abandoned spaceships in their camp. As it turns out, they were the ones who wanted the nucleotopes and are now forcing the crew to help them free the other robots from a group of cyborgs.

Act II

The crew drive the robots to the camp, through an avalanche and across a pit of lava. A fight breaks out and the crew make a break for it. The nucleotopes explode and the crew are showered with scraps, the ship and the upper half of one of the robots also lands near them. They use the robot to boost their reception and call Septuple-A. He finally pays them for the delivery with a large diamond. As the crew are celebrating the fact that they can keep the extra money when they sell the diamond, Sal asks for fifty thousand dollars ups front.

Additional Info


  • Based on the sign the ship passed and the distance between Earth and Omicron Persei 8, Desolatia is approximately 921 light years away from Earth.

Special Features

  • This issue features the fourth of six black light posters, a re-coloured version of "Rust in Peace"'s cover art.


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