Planet X-Press Men

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Planet X-Press Men
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US Publish Number8
UK Publish Number(s)10
Written byEric Rogers
Art byJames Lloyd
Title captionA new high in lowbrow entertainment!
Published (US)27 March, 2002
Published (UK)8 April, 2004
Title referenceMarvel Comics' the X-Men
In trade paperbackFuturama Adventures

"Planet X-Press Men" is the eighth comic issue, which was released 27 March, 2002 in the US.

The Story

Act I

An advanced robot named Benderine (Bender) arrives, dying, at Planet Express. Professor F has his mutants bring him inside. The Professor re-fuels Benderine and asks him to stay on for some testing. It is determined that Benderine was created by their arch-enemy, Momneto but they ask him to train with the team, against Uniclops (Leela)'s wishes.

Act II

Benderine makes the team and eventually gains the trust of Uniclops. The Mayor holds a ceremony honouring the Planet X-Press Men, but Momneto attacks and overpowers the team. Fry wakes up to find out it was a dream and the crew fight off the Electric Boogaloo Gang using methods similar to their counterparts in Fry's dream.

Additional Info


  • Fry, Leela and Bender become actual super heroes in "Less than Hero".
  • The cover design imitates a comic that is in a sealed in a plastic bag. The tag indicates that the comic contains the death of Flexo and the first appearance of Scruffy-Doo. Neither of these are true.
  • Unlike the actual X-Men, the powers were received from experimentation rather than genetics.
  • Issue #70 is titled "The Devil and Professor F.".


    Amy / Rouge: Schlick! I'm absorbing Lobstrocity's powers! And oh my god, am I starving!
    Zoidberg / Lobstrocity: It's not just an act, people.

    Hermes / Weather Mon: You're not paralyzed?!
    Professor: Of course not! I'm just lazy! Off I go!


  • This is a parody of the X-Men with the crew playing the roles of some major mutants. These are indicated below.
    • The comic book cover for this Futurama comic is a parody of the cover for the first Giant-Size X-Men issue that was released in May 1975. One unique difference is that while the cover for the Futurama comic was meant to portray the character and their superhero alter-egos, the X-Men version was meant to show the original X-Men team at the top and the newly introduced second generation X-Men team at the bottom, to which most of new characters would at the time become the new X-Men team along with Cyclops.
  • Scruffy-Doo is probably a parody of Scrappy-Doo.


  • On the title page, Bender is seen reaching out with his left hand, it has four digits instead of the usual three.

Special Features


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Comic Credits