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{{comic infobox
 
{{comic infobox
 
|name=Planet X-Press Men
 
|name=Planet X-Press Men
|image=[[File:Futurama_Comic_8.jpg|225px]]
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|image=[[File:Futurama-08-Cover 0.jpg|225px]]
|us no=008
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|us no=8
|uk no=010
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|uk no=10
 
|written by = Eric Rogers
 
|written by = Eric Rogers
 
|art by = James Lloyd
 
|art by = James Lloyd
|title caption=A new high in lowbrow entertainment!
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|title caption=A new high in lowbrow {{cat|s=no|entertainment}}!
|us publish=27 March 2002
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|us publish=27 {{March}}, [[2002]]
|title referee=An X-Men parody.
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|uk publish={{date|8 April}}, [[2004]]
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|title referee={{w|Marvel Comics}}' the {{w|X-Men}}
 
|paperback=[[Futurama Adventures]]
 
|paperback=[[Futurama Adventures]]
 
|prev=New Year's Rockin' Evil
 
|prev=New Year's Rockin' Evil
 
|next=Freaky Fry-day
 
|next=Freaky Fry-day
 
}}
 
}}
"'''Planet X-Press Men'''" is the eighth [[comic]] issue, which was released 27 March, 2002 in the US.  <!-- insert brief plot summary here -->
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"'''Planet X-Press Men'''" is the eighth [[comic]] issue, which was released 27 {{March}}, [[2002]] in the [[United States|US]].  <!-- insert brief plot summary here -->
  
 
== The Story ==
 
== The Story ==
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=== Act I ===
 
=== Act I ===
An advanced robot named [[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Benderine]] arrives, dying, at [[Planet Express]]. [[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth|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, but they ask him to train with the team, against [[Turanga Leela|Uniclops]]' wishes.
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An advanced {{robot}} named [[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Benderine (Bender)]] arrives, dying, at [[Planet Express]]. [[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth|Professor F]] has his {{mutant}}s 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, [[Mom|Momneto]] but they ask him to train with the team, against [[Turanga Leela|Uniclops (Leela)]]'s wishes.
  
 
=== Act II ===
 
=== Act II ===
Benderine makes the team. The [[Mayor C. Randall Poopenmeyer|Mayor]] holds a ceremony honouring the Planet X-Press Men, but [[Mom]]neto attacks. [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] wakes up from his dream and the crew fight off the Electric Boogaloo Gang using methods similar to their counterparts in Fry's dream.
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Benderine makes the team and eventually gains the trust of Uniclops. The [[Mayor C. Randall Poopenmeyer|Mayor]] holds a ceremony honouring the Planet X-Press Men, but Momneto attacks and overpowers the team. [[Philip J. Fry|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.
 
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=== Trivia ===
 
=== Trivia ===
  
[[File:August2002calendar.jpg|right|thumbnail| August - 2002 [[Calendar]]]]
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[[File:August2002calendar.jpg|right|thumbnail| {{August}} - 2002 [[Calendar]]]]
 
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*Fry Leela and Bender become actual super heroes in "[[Less than Hero]]"
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*Fry, Leela and Bender become actual {{cat|superheroe|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.
 
*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.
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*Unlike the actual {{w|X-Men}}, the powers were received from experimentation rather than genetics.
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*Issue #70 is titled "[[The Devil and Professor F.]]".
  
 
=== Quotes ===
 
=== Quotes ===
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Format Example:
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<poem>'''Amy / Rouge''': Schlick! I'm absorbing Lobstrocity's powers! And oh my [[god]], am I starving!
*'''Fry''': No I'm... doesn't.
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'''Zoidberg / Lobstrocity''': It's not just an act, people.</poem>
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<poem>'''Hermes / Weather Mon''': You're not paralyzed?!
*'''Amy / Rouge''': Schlick! I'm absorbing Lobstrocity's powers! And oh my god, am I starving!<br/>'''Zoidberg / Lobstrocity''': It's not just an act, people.
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'''Professor''': Of course not! I'm just lazy! Off I go!</poem>
*'''Hermes / Weather Mon''': You're not paralyzed?! <br/>'''Professor''': Of course not! I'm just lazy! Off I go!
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=== Questions ===
 
*Who did that?
 
**Fry did.
 
 
 
=== Alien Language Sightings ===
 
'''Time''': <br />
 
'''Location''': <br />
 
'''Language''': [[Alien Languages#AL1|AL1]]<br />
 
'''Translation''':
 
(change to AL2, if necessary)
 
 
 
=== Inside References ===
 
References to other things in the Futurama Universe
 
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=== Outside References ===
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=== Allusions ===
*This is a parody of X-Men with the crew playing the roles of some major mutants. These are indicated below.
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*This is a parody of the X-Men with the crew playing the roles of some major mutants. These are indicated below.
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**The comic book cover for this ''Futurama'' comic is a parody of the cover for the first ''{{w|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 {{w|Cyclops (comics)|Cyclops}}.
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*Scruffy-Doo is probably a parody of {{w|Scrappy-Doo}}.
 
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=== Special Features ===
 
=== Special Features ===
[[Media:Planet Express Cross Section.jpg|Professor Farnsworth Builds his Dream House]]
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*[[Media:Planet Express Cross Section.jpg|Professor Farnsworth Builds his Dream House]]
  
 
=== Characters ===
 
=== Characters ===
(In alphabetical order)
 
 
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{{chars-begin}}
 
*[[Amy Wong|Amy]] / Rouge (Rogue)
 
*[[Amy Wong|Amy]] / Rouge (Rogue)
 
*[[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Bender]] / Benderine (Wolverine)
 
*[[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Bender]] / Benderine (Wolverine)
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*[[Cubert]]
 
*[[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] / Wonder Boy (Marvel Girl)
 
*[[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] / Wonder Boy (Marvel Girl)
 
*[[Hermes Conrad|Hermes]] / The Weather Mon (Storm)
 
*[[Hermes Conrad|Hermes]] / The Weather Mon (Storm)
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*[[Mom]] / Momneto (Magneto)
 
*[[Mom]] / Momneto (Magneto)
 
*[[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth|Prof. Farnsworth]] / Professor F (Professor X)
 
*[[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth|Prof. Farnsworth]] / Professor F (Professor X)
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*[[Scruffy]] / Scruffy-Doo
 
*[[Dr. John Zoidberg|Zoidberg]] / Lobstrocity (Beast)
 
*[[Dr. John Zoidberg|Zoidberg]] / Lobstrocity (Beast)
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{{chars-end}}
  
 
== Comic Credits ==
 
== Comic Credits ==
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[[Category:A plots focusing on Bender]]
 
[[Category:A plots focusing on Bender]]
 
[[Category:A plots focusing on Fry]]
 
[[Category:A plots focusing on Fry]]
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Latest revision as of 04:08, 9 April 2014

Planet X-Press Men
Futurama-08-Cover 0.jpg
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

Trivia

  • 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.".

Quotes

    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!

Allusions

  • 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.

Goofs

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

Special Features

Characters

(In alphabetic order)

Comic Credits