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By David Lewman, David DeGrand, Gregg Schigiel


A sneaky cartoonist (i.e., a normal cartoonist) turns SpongeBob and Patrick into the stars of a new hit comic strip–"PlungeBob and Splatrick"– and the briny buddies can't handle the fame! Then, in "Ship Wrecked," Mrs. Puff's vacation cruise is severely compromised by a certain stowaway fry cook. Plus: Kaz (Underworld) and Gary Leib (Idiotland) tell the tale of the customer who hates SpongeBob; Maris Wicks (Primates) reveals scientific secrets of the puffer fish; and Scott Roberts (Patty Cake) draws a very Pogo-esque SpongeBob pin-up!

By Corey Barba, Jacob Chabot


SpongeBob has fallen under the spell of a comfy, snug sweater his gramma gave him--and now he's drinking tea, reading poetry, and…gasp, choke!…scrapbooking!? Can Patrick and Gary defeat the cozy menace? Find out in "The Sweater!" Also in this issue: The Goofy Goober live show goes horribly wrong; Patrick and SpongeBob have silly fun with their powers of regeneration; and a shipload of tough pirates debate SpongeBob trivia. All this plus SpongeFunnies by James Kochalka!

By Derek Drymon, Dani Michaeli, Theo Ellsworth, Ulises Farinas


In our SPECIAL DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES ISSUE, SpongeBob dreams…of runaway pants…of a giant Gary…and of a powerful entity whose subconscious controls Bikini Bottom's very reality! So, yeah, it's pretty surreal, even for SpongeBob. Also: Maris Wicks (PRIMATES) brings you true facts about nightmare creatures of the deep. All this plus the talents of Bob Flynn (BRAVEST WARRIORS) James Kochalka (GLORKIAN WARRIOR), and Gregg Schigiel (X-BABIES).

By Derek Drymon, Jerry Ordway, Tony Millionaire, James Kolchaka


It's the climactic conclusion of SHOWDOWN AT THE SHADY SHOALS--SpongeBob's first soggy serial! In this final chapter, the friendship of aquatic champions Mermaid Man and Viro Reganto transforms all of Bikini Bottom into a world of superhero realism–with stunning new renditions of SpongeBob and Patrick courtesy of Jerry Ordway. Plus a Mr. Krabs comic by Tony Millionaire, SpongeFunnies by James Kochalka, and a choose-your-path comic starring the whole cast!

By Ian Boothby, Max Davison, Shane Houghton, Terry Delegeane, Jacob Chabot, David DeGrand, Mike Rote, John Delaney, Jason Ho, Andrew Pepoy


It’s time for everyones favorite alien enslavers to take center stage. Experience these tantalizingly-tentacled “things from another world” as Bongo pulls back the curtain and presents the Rigellian rapscallions as you’ve never seen them before!

By David DeGrand, Derek Drymon, Chuck Dixon, Scott Roberts


First, in "Plankton's Playtime," that tiny terror joins SpongeBob and Patrick for game night...and Plankton will wish he'd stayed at the Chum Bucket! Then in part 4 of the epic "Showdown at the Shady Shoals," it's a lie-down, passed-out battle of the geriatric underwater superheroes; Mermaid Man and sea king Viro Reganto compete in the Old Fogey-thon--winner take all...all the oatmeal! And in "Stupid Patrick," SpongeBob worries that Patrick's new friends just like him because he's so dumb! All this plus "Flotsam and Jetsam" by Maris Wicks and "SpongeFunnies" by James Kochalka equals United Plankton's usual mix of strange, soggy, and silly!

By Derek Drymon;, Jerry Ordway, Gregg Schigiel, Tim Truman.


In part 3 of  the epic "Showdown at the Shady Shoals," SpongeBob says he KNOWS how the first meeting between Mermaid Man and the sea-king Viro Reganto MUST have gone down. How does he know? Because he's their biggest fan! Thus unfolds a spazzy, sponge-woven tale of underwater super villains and the power of friendship--all deliriously delineated by JERRY ORDWAY. Plus: This issue also features a round up of Wild West yarns--you know, the kind that take place underwater! First a mechanical bucking seahorse becomes the biggest fad--and the biggest rip-off--at the Krusty Krab in "Shucking Seahorse"!  And in "Mixed Signals" we find out what happens when bubble signals go wrong on the ocean prairie; and TIM TRUMAN (Conan, JONAH HEX) provides a sea-weed-and-spaghetti-Western-style pin-up of the Good, the Pat, and the Squiddy!

Writers: Graham Annable, Derek Drymon, Paul Karasik, Jay Lender.

Artists: José Delbo, Israel Sanchez, and R. Sikoryak.

Cover: Israel Sanchez

United Plankton Pictures presents its second annual 48-page swimtacular, filled with super-themed stories by some of the finest cartoonists on dry land! When Mr. Krabs is kidnapped by a bitter restaurant critic (is there any other kind?) Squidward must reveal his super-secret identity--the tentacled avenger known as…the Squishy Knight! But can he and a huge crowd of very familiar-looking superheroes (especially that yellow one with the holes) possibly blunder their way to victory? And then, when food purchases go awry, you have a champion--TWO champions--as Patrick and SpongeBob try out the superhero business in "Convenient Heroes." Next, in "I Will Destroy All the Civilized Planktons," Plankton experiences cosmic justice from Dustar, the Wizard Supreme. It's a tale of ineffectual vengeance by Paul Karasik (RAW) and R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics). Plus: ads for ill-conceived Mermaid Man products and a Mermaid Man western adventure with art by comics legend José Delbo (Wonder Woman, Judge Colt)!