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The time has come to announce the winner of our Ralph Wiggum #1 contest. After scrutinizing all the entries in a double-blind test to ensure their authenticity, we can finally announce our winner...


Congratulations, Sam Young!


Sam was the first to send in a picture of himself holding all 5 Ralph variant covers, so he'll soon be immortalized in the upcoming pages of a Simpsons comic! We hope he enjoys his metaphysical journey to Springfield and we can only guess at the accolades and fame he will receive as a result. Be careful, Sam! You should probably invest now in some quality sunglasses and/or bodyguards.  


Thanks to everyone who participated. We applaud your efforts!


Keep checking out our blog and Facebook page for more upcoming contests and events.


Hey Bongo Fans!


February 29th marks the release of our most charmingly off-kilter comic book of the year…Ralph Wiggum Comics #1.


Besides being filled from cover-to-cover with Wiggum-esque adventures, puzzlers, and even a Ralphie-edited letters page, this one-of-a-kind comic is actually a five-of-a-kind comic!


I know what you're thinking, and it goes a little like, "Whaaaaa…?!"


Here's the skinny. Ralph Wiggum Comics #1 is coming to comic book shops, bookstores, and newsstands with five altogether unique cover quips designed to thrill, delight, and pleasingly perplex you.


Other than the extra dose of vitamin Ralph, what does all this mean to you? Can you sense a contest? Good, because that's where we’re going.


There's only one prize, and it won't be claimed by the faint of heart. The first person to submit a photo (or photos) of themself holding all five Ralph Wiggum Comics #1 covers, will be “Simpsonized” by our infamous Bongo bullpen and immortalized in an upcoming issue of Simpsons or Bart Simpson comics. Your choice!


Remember, there are 5 different covers, and they won't all be available in the same place. Here's a little clue for any of you contemplating this Herculean labor:

Direct Market editions (on sale 2/29) feature three distinct sayings. There are two more alternates on the newsstand and bookstore versions, which go on sale 3/20.


What do the word balloons say, you ask? I’ve been sworn to secrecy, so you’re on your own there.


Email your photos to us at The photo (or photos) need to clearly show all five word balloons. The first qualifying entry in our inbox will be notified and then probably instructed to fill out a ton of legal waivers.  After that…comic book immortality! This may be your final chance to live forever in comic book form! Seize the day!


Good luck and Happy Hunting!


Now for the fun legal stuff: This is a exclusive contest! Send your photos to our website address at and include the following statement: “For consideration for publication in Bongo Comics. I agree if you publish my submission it becomes your property.”

Bongo Comics joins with other comic publishers and the finest retailers throughout North America and around the world to participate in Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7. 


Take the plunge into a treasure trove of Bongo Comics with our brand-new, exclusive, one day, one-shot collection of stories featuring Bart Simpson and Milhouse Van Houten’s efforts to play a new video game (courtesy of Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer); Ralph Wiggum’s unpredictable run-in with the school bullies (by Jesse Leon McCann, James Lloyd, and Andrew Pepoy); and a Springfield Elementary field trip to the circus  (as chronicled by Sergio Aragonés).


Several of Bongo’s artists and writers will be appearing around the country on Saturday, including: Bill Morrison and Jesse McCann (signing at Comics Unlimited in Westminster, CA from 11 AM to 1 PM), Andrew Pepoy (signing at Third Coast Comics in Chicago, IL from 1-3 PM), Phil Ortiz (signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA from 12-4 PM), and Evan Dorkin (signing at Comic Book Jones in Staten Island, NY).


To find a comic retailer participating in this year’s event, check out the Free Comic Book Day locator site