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By Sergio Aragonés

 

Sergio regales us with a survivor’s tale straight from the decks of the RMS Titanic. Then he recalls how he made his “Second Peso” as a budding professional cartoonist. Add in a mix of mazes and marginal comic strips, and you will be in for a fun-tastic time.



...you missed a spot! From SpongeBob Comics #25, on sale now. Art by Deranged Dave DeGrand.



By Jacob Chabot, David DeGrand, Stephen DeStefano, Derek Drymon, Michael T. Gilbert, James Kochalka, Jacob Lambert, David Lewman, Travis Nichols, Andy Rementer, and Marc Rosenthal.

 

Cover by Gregg Schigiel, with color by Rick Neilsen

 

It's another swimmingly spooky Halloween issue! First, the Flying Dutchman's undead crew is on the loose in Bikini Bottom--but why can't they get a good scare out of that little yellow guy? Writer Derek Drymon and legendary Mister Monster-maker Michael T. Gilbert may have the answers in THE DUTCHMAN'S CHALLENGE. And in THINGS THAT GO BURP IN THE NIGHT by David DeGrand (Garfield, Zombie Chasers), SpongeBob must confront the terror of the late shift at the Krusty Krab. Then Squidward's dream has come true--his rival Squilliam Fancyson is reduced to a miserable pauper, in a O'Henry-esque tale of late October by Jacob Lambert and Stephen DeStefano. All this plus a monster pumpkin, a costume contest, and a back cover by acclaimed children's book artist Marc Rosenthal!



By Rick Altergott, Graham Annable, Corey Barba, Vince Deporter, Gary Hallgren, James Kochalka, Scott Roberts, Vince Deporter, Maris Wicks, and Aaron Renier.

 

In our greediest issue yet, Eugene Krabs, owner of the Krusty Krab and SpongeBob's penny-pinching boss, scuttles into the spotlight. First, Krabs hears of a mythical tree with dollar bills for leaves. To what ends will he go to possess this fiscal foliage? You, SpongeBob, and Squidward all find out in "The Money Tree" by Graham Annable. For this issue's pin-up, former Air Pirates artist Gary Hallgren paints a giant Bikini Bottom dollar bill with Krabs himself in the presidential spot. Also: In "Squidmund Visits, " Squidward's got company, so he must get his house's feng shui in order. But Squidward forgot to plan for one thing--or make that two things: one yellow, one pink! All this plus facts about sanddollars, Patrick's introduction to the 3-second rule, and an adorable back cover by Graham Annable!



by Sergio Aragonés

 

Ever wonder where the terms “son of a gun,” “face the music,” and “the whole nine yards” came from? This month, Sergio explores the historical origins of those commonly used phrases and more. Then a struggling inventor yearns for three wishes that will bring him success. And then Sergio recounts his childhood memories as a WWII refugee aboard a ship bound for Mexico, where he first came face to face with a sea serpent; plus, a plethora of Sergio’s pleasing puzzles and pantomimes.



SpongeBob Comics #24, still in stores, features a painted tale by the funny and talented Israel Sanchez (Flight). Look for more from this guy in future issues.



By Jacob Chabot, David DeGrand, Vince Deporter, James Kochalka, David McGuire, Nate Neal, Travis Nichols, Israel Sanchez, Gregg Schigiel, and Joey Weiser.

Cover by Jacob Chabot with color by Rick Neilsen.

 

Meet Jay Lee Huntar--jellyfish hunter extraordinaire and wearer of pith helmets! In "The Jellyfishing Master," Patrick and SpongeBob can only watch in horror as this interloper's traps capture the entire jelly population of Jellyfish Fields. Who or what can save the jellies…and SpongeBob's favorite sport? Then in "The Critic," a restaurant reviewer's visit to the Krusty Krab forces SpongeBob to pull out all the stops, kick out the jams, AND go the whole nine yards to make the most amazing Krabby Patties ever. But what can even SpongeBob do when ingredients run out? Also in this issue: SpongeBob runs a race, Patrick grows a mustache, and Sandy learns a thing or two about playing cards with idiots! All this and a beach scene pin-up of Goo Lagoon in the full swing of summer!

 



By Matt Groening

 

Simpsons Comics Colossal Compendium is a brand-new series of oversized collections featuring the very best Simpsons comics and stories gathered in one great big grab bag of fun. Spend a blue ribbon day with the Simpsons at the Springfield Fair; beat the summer heat with Homer Simpson; travel to a parallel dimension for an extraordinary Bartman, Stretch Dude and Cupcake Kid super team-up; enter the slightly skewed mind of Ralph Wiggum; and even venture into the future where the Simpson family might very well be responsible for saving (or destroying) the world! All that and much more await you…and it all begins with Volume One!



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