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Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis Book Review

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The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis Book Review

About the Book: What would happen if the Planet Express crew and the citizens of New York City in the 31st Century met the Simpsons and the citizens of Springfield . . . and how is it even possible? Prepare yourself for a Simpsons saga filled with Futurama! A Futurama fable suffused with the Simpsons! Featuring a plethora of pleasing plot devices including: evil brain spawn, lactose-intolerant space aliens, a giant ball of yarn, flying cars, mistaken identities, world domination, the brittle fabric of reality torn asunder, a comic book-collecting sentient planet, the Dewey Decimal system, self-eating watermelons, slave labor, space pirates, power-crazed vampires, super hero battles, unflattering underwear, mad science run amok, and much, much more!

This is the epic story that you've been waiting for . . . a story so big, so ambitious, so sweeping that it can only be told in a 208-page, large format, slip-cased edition, complete with new material, supplemental stories, preliminary sketches, character designs, and a pin-up gallery featuring the talents of comics industry luminaries Alex Ross, Sergio Aragon├ęs, Geof Darrow, Kyle Baker, Peter Kuper, and Bernie Wrightson, among others.

It's a comic convergence on a reality ripping, time altering, space traveling, intergalactic scale! It's The Simpsons Futurama Crossover CrisisUncut and all comedy! First published in 2002 and 2005 as two two-part, comic book mini-series (Futurama/Simpsons Infinitely Secret Crossover Crisis and The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis II), these four hard-to-find comics are collected together for the first time in a hardcover collection, encased in a die-cut slipcase, and packaged with a reprint of the very first Eisner Award-winning issue of Simpsons Comics from 1993.

Our Take: The first thing that strikes you about this book when you pick it up is the packaging.  Its a beautiful, glossy hardcover with a slipcase.  Each side primarily features either Simpsons or Futurama.  The set comes with a re-print of the classic Bongo Simpsons comic book #1 and several pages of sketch and behind the scenes art!

The story itself is well-drawn and fun. James Lloyd does a fantastic job on the pencils.  The characters are dead-on for their animation models.  The writing from Ian Boothby is great, as well.  The story is hilarious, and I won't spoil it for the fans, but its everything you can imagine.

We get a solid 158 pages of story in this great hardcover.  I cannot recommend it enough to Simpsons and Futurama fans alike!

How to Buy: Amazon.com