According to Wikipedia:
“Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century. ”
The series ran from March 28, 1999 – September 4, 2013 with 140 total episodes.
A futurama comic book series based on the television program has been published since November of 2000 and continues to be published by Bongo Comics on a bi-monthly basis.
So imagine my surprise when I bought a small collection of comic books recently and found a first issue of Futurama Comics…Only it was published by a company called Slave Labor Graphics and carried a printing date of April a989.
This particular series only ran 3 issues, each with a full color cover and black and white interior. The content featured a noir mystery story set in a futuristic world. The creative talent on the book is credited to: Holewczynski & Klein.
This was a far cry from the fun comedy book that would be released under the same name 11 years later.