Currently on it’s 40th issue, Futurama Comics, from publisher Bongo Comics (makers of quality Simpsons Comics for over a decade) first appeared in the distant future, the year 2000, and have been published erratically ever since.
The first issue, subtitled “Monkey Sea, Monkey Doom”, was bought by a young(er) Mr. Kent who was an instant fan of the new Matt Groening tv series (although his interest in the Simpsons had certainly waned). The comic, though excellently illustrated to key right into the visual feel of the show, didn’t really have the same flair that watching the cartoon did, and that younger version of me stopped purchasing the series after issue 2.
Rereading the first issue, it’s surprisingly tight, and in fact holds up a lot better than many episodes of the show (limiting pop culture references certainly helps). Fry buys some sea monkeys which accidentally get irradiated and grow to monstrous, city-consuming proportions. Good times had by all.
I’m not a crazy Futurama fan, but I do enjoy the show and this book aint so bad either. I would consider digging out a few trades of the comic from the bargain bins if I were lacking anything else to consume.