'The Simpsons' And 'Family Guy' Premieres Tackle Comic Book Movies And The Multiverse

Family GuyEven with Hollywood's traditional superhero summer season winding down, comic fans can expect plenty of nods to their genres of choice this fall with Fox's flagship animated series "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" both sporting familiar themes in their respective September season premieres.

"The Simpsons" 21st season premiere, titled "Homer The Whopper," features the one-two punch of a guest appearance and co-writing credits from Seth Rogen. The upcoming "The Green Hornet" star will reportedly project his personal experiences training for a heroic role onto Homer as celebrity fitness trainer Lyle McCarthy, hired to whip Homer into shape for the role of "Everyman," a film adaptation based on Comic Book Guy's latest superhero creation.

The Simpsons

The seventh season of "Family Guy" will open with a comics and science-fiction themed premiere focused on traversing alternate realities. The episode, entitled "Road to the Multiverse" will see Stewie and Brian cross the threshold between dimensions—a practice heavily documented across comicdom, namely in DC Comics' frequent "Crisis" events. In fact, the promotional image for the series is a spin on the recent "Infinite Crisis" miniseries.

The Simpsons

Fans can catch both episodes Sunday, September 27, starting at 8 PM EST.

How about it Splash Page readers? Do these season premiers tickle your comic book and science fiction fancies? Which episodes are you planning to catch?