By Rick Altergott, Jacob Chabot, David DeGrand, Vincent DePorter, Gary Hallgren, James Kochalka, Robert Leighton, Mark Martin, Travis Nichols, Israel Sanchez.
SpongeBob is dragged to court…by a mob of angry jellyfish! It's "Trial By Jelly" for SpongeBob and Patrick, by Vince DePorter (Scooby-Doo). Then cartoonist Israel Sanchez (Flight) puts Squidward through the ringer in "Blue Bonnet Society." Can Squidward survive the chaos after he interrupts SpongeBob's warm-up exercises? In "The Amazing SpongeBot" by David DeGrand (Zombie Chasers) a mechanical future SpongeBob must stop the present-day Mr. SquarePants from performing a comedy routine--or else the future will be all messed up or something! Also in this issue: SpongeBob blows up big; Gary's shell gets detailed; and Patrick declares a new holiday. PLUS: SpongeFunnies by James Kochalka and a kooky coral maze by Robert Leighton (New Yorker) and Gary Hallgren (Air Pirates).
Mark your calendars! Here are the dates on which you can find the following issues in comic book stores. Newsstand editions are generally available about 3 weeks later.
SpongeBob Comics #27 — December 11th
Sergio Funnies #11 — December 18th
Simpsons Comics #207 — December 18th
Wonderful World of Lisa Simpson #1 — December 18th
By Ian Boothby, John Zakour, Rex Lindsey, James Lloyd
Professor Frink designs a robot based on Bart that’s the perfect prankster, making Bart obsolete…but can Springfield’s original jokester fight the future? Then, Milhouse becomes popular when his father opens a new candy store at the mall only to discover that fame can be fleeting.
By Max Davison, Shane Houghton, J. Torres
Mr. Burns turns into a holiday Scrooge, stiffing his staff on their Christmas bonuses…that is, unless Homer Simpson's staged sit-in has any chance of paying off. Then, Homer is intent on making sure the whole family enjoys and stays awake for the Springfield Holiday Parade. And when the Duff Cola polar bears escape from their float, the Springfield Bear Patrol must spring into action! Finally, after squandering all the holiday gift money again, Homer resorts to a do-it-yourself Christmas much to his family’s dismay.