Planet X-Press Men
US Issue Number: 008
UK Issue Number(s): 010
Title Caption: A new high in lowbrow entertainment!
Published (US): March 27th 2002
Title Reference: An X-Men parody.
Trade Paperback: Futurama Adventures
An advanced robot named Benderine arrives, dieing, 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, but they ask him to train with the team, against Uniclops' wishes.
Benderine makes the team. The Mayor holds a ceremony honouring the Planet X-Press Men, but Momneto attacks. 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.
- 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.
- 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 X-Men with the crew playing the roles of some major mutants. These are indicated below.
- On the title page, Bender is seen reaching out with his left hand, it has four digits instead of the usual three.
(In alphabetical order)
- Amy / Rouge (Rogue)
- Bender / Benderine (Wolverine)
- Fry / Wonder Boy (Marvel Girl)
- Hermes / The Weather Mon (Storm)
- Leela / Uniclops (Cyclops)
- Mayor Poopenmeyer
- Mom / Momneto (Magneto)
- Prof. Farnsworth / Professor F (Professor X)
- Zoidberg / Lobstrocity (Beast)
- Penned with pride
- Drawn with delight
- Inked with irony
- Lettered with love
- Colored with charisma
- Edited with a big red sharpie
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