Planet X-Press Men

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Planet X-Press Men
Futurama Comic 8.jpg
US Publish Number008
UK Publish Number(s)010
Written byEric Rogers
Art byJames Lloyd
Title captionA new high in lowbrow entertainment!
Published (US)27 March 2002
Title referenceAn X-Men parody.
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 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, but they ask him to train with the team, against Uniclops' wishes.

Act II

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.

Additional Info

Trivia

August - 2002 Calendar
  • 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.

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!

Outside References

  • This is a parody of X-Men with the crew playing the roles of some major mutants. These are indicated below.

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

Professor Farnsworth Builds his Dream House

Characters

(In alphabetical order)

Comic Credits