Bummed About ‘Futurama’ Concluding? Bongo’s Comic Will Remain Ongoing
After 14 years, 7 seasons, multiple specials a video game and more, fans are understandably bummed that following its 140th episode in September, Matt Groening’s Futurama will conclude… as an animated series, that is. Thanks to Bongo Comics, the adventures of Leela, Fry, Bender and the rest are planned to continue well into the foreseeable futur(ama).
With Futurama #68 set to drop in late August — just a week before the final episode of the animated series — ComicsAlliance reached out to Bongo creative director Nathan Kane to see what the publisher had planned for the comic.
“I know a lot of people are wondering what’s going to happen to the comic books,” Kane wrote, “Bongo’s plan is to continue producing Futurama comics even after the television series is finished. We’re currently working on issue 69 and have other scripts in the works. I like to say we’ll continue making Futurama Comics until Matt Groening breaks down my office door and orders us to stop!”
That should be good news to Futurama fans, although perhaps not all that surprising. The Futurama comic has been an ongoing since 2000, even during the show’s transition from Fox series to Adult Swim syndicated mainstay and back to original episodes again on Comedy Central. Bongo’s even been home to two separate Futurama/The Simpsons crossover miniseries – a feat never attempted in animation. If the show’s mythology is to continue, Bongo’s seem to have things on lock.