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By Derek Drymon, Kaz, Jay Lender, Ramona Fradon, Raul the Third, Hilary Barta, Jacob Chabot

 

This year, the SpongeBob Comics Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular charts a course for the future--in science-fictional dystopian yarns like “Mermaid Man 39,616 AD,” “SpongeBob ConsumerPants,” “Bikini Bottom Wasteland,” and “Planet of the Squids.” They're all framed by a piratey tale drawn by comics legend Ramona Fradon! Plus, enjoy Patrick's singular vision of things to come in “The Future is Wow” by James Kochalka, and a back cover pinup by Jake Parker (Missile Mouse) showing all your underwater pals as maritime mechanical robots!



By Brian Smith, Derek Drymon, Robert Leighton, Jerry Ordway, Jacob Chabot

 

In “Deranged Detector,” Mr. Krabs MUST know the answer to the question: “What has SpongeBob got in his pocket?” He'll find out even if he has to sic a malfunctioning valuable-detecting robot after the boy! Then in “Patrick's Itch,” nothing and no one can scratch Patrick's itch--will his rough starfish hide ever know relief? All this plus “SpongeFunnies” by James Kochalka, “Flotsam and Jetsam” by Maris Wicks, and the secret to Sandy's “New Look”!



By Chuck Dixon, Dave DeGrand, Jacob Chabot

 

Gangster fish have made the Krusty Krab their hangout--and it's up to Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob to figure out a way to get rid of them! Must they resort to…Patrick the Hypnotist? Find out in "SpongeFellas!" Then in "Not So Great Expectations," take a trip to Blockville--the lamest, most decrepit theme park on the ocean floor. Surely NOBODY could enjoy a visit to…oh, wait, here comes SpongeBob. Never mind. Plus Spongey comics by James Kochalka, Brian Smith, Maris Wicks, and more!



By Matt Groening

 

Countdown to laughter… Bart Simpson will send you over the moon with high-octane hilarity as he leads the Springfield Elementary team to the state eating competition, does his best not to embarrass Marge on Mother’s Day, learns a Kwik-E life lesson from Apu, gets a little bedtime assistance from Maggie, bonds with Grampa over a junky jalopy, and foils Mr. Burns' plan to sidestep Springfield’s child labor laws. Then, Lisa gets some surprising competition as she squares off against Bart in a contest to win a prized pony, teenagers Homer and Barney encounter zombies, and much, much more!  It’s a supersonic, supercharged, Bart Simpson shebang!



By Derek Drymon, Vince Deporter., Gregg Schigiel

Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

When SpongeBob's most awesome feats of fry-cookery fail to impress Mr. Krabs, the desperate sponge resorts to forbidden experiments to push himself up the short-order evolutionary ladder. Behold the all-encompassing kitchen power of…"FryCook 2.0." Then, in "Mommie Drearest" the Flying Dutchman must beg SpongeBob to help him clean up his act before his ghostly, yet persnickety, mother visits. All this plus aquatic comics by Stephen DeStefano, Maris Wicks, Joey Weiser, and more!



By Graham Annable, Michael T. Gilbert, Al Jaffee

 

Special INTERACTIVE ISSUE!  Boxtrolls director Graham Annable's story "Spot the Differences" finds Squidward plagued by double images of SpongeBob--with 4 subtle differences to be found in each pair! Michael T. Gilbert (Mister Monster) crafts a SpongeBob mystery where you crack the case by holding up key panels to a light! And Al Jaffee (MAD) brings his folding-image skills to Bikini Bottom. All this plus a crazy "SpongeFunnies," a branching tale of Patrick's neighborhood watch, and more!



By Derek Drymon, Jacob Chabot

Cover by Jacob Chabot, Rick Neilsen

 

Squidward and SpongeBob tour the Seven Seas as a smash hit comedy duo….but Squidward can't bear sharing the spotlight. How low will he go to get SpongeBob out of the act?  Find out in a novel-length adventure we could only call "Star of the Show!"  Plus: Patrick tries stand-up in "SpongeFunnies" by James Kochalka, Maris Wicks shares facts about whale songs, and Patrick and SpongeBob star in a chilling tale of underwater snow shoveling!



By Scott Roberts, David McGuire, Gregg Schigiel 

 

In our ocean-shaking volcano issue, witness the explosive birth of…Patrick's new house?! It happens in "Guest to Pest" by Scott Roberts. In "Magma Morons," SpongeBob explores a volcanic island with a secret–courtesy of Kaz, Vince DePorter, and a big photo spread of a “real” volcano!  Plus, in "Formula None," SpongeBob goes on strike when Mr. Krabs replaces the Krabby Patty ingredients with artificial filler!  Also, facts about undersea vents by Maris Wicks (Batman '66, Primates) and Dave DeGrand's tale of the weirdest-shaped toe blister in the history of Bikini Bottom!



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