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By Derek Drymon, David Lewman, Jacob Chabot, Vince Deporter


SpongeBob is having fun with his new hobby—tinkering with robots that do simple tasks like…flipping patties! Mr. Krabs seizes on the opportunity to robotize the entire Krusty Krab! But when the mechanical replacements turn on Krabs, SpongeBob must don the tight-fitting tunic of SPONGEBOB: ROBOTFIGHTERPANTS! Then in “Secret Identities,” SpongeBob finds out that Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy don’t have secret identities! SpongeBob and Patrick help the aged heroes rectify this blatant disregard for superhero tropes by…becoming, themselves, the secret identities of their favorite heroes?! Also, in this issue: a self-driving boat may be the key to SpongeBob finally getting his boating license! Plus: “SpongeFunnies” by James Kochalka and ocean facts from Maris Wicks!

By Derek Drymon, R. Sikoryak, Jacob Chabot, Jerry Ordway, Gary Gianni


“Classics Ahoy!” Why are SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs starring in a Bikini Bottom mashup of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Treasure Island, Moby-Dick, and more maritime masterpieces? It’s simple: The dread Censor Ship has ordered SpongeBob Comics’ creative crew, the United Plankton pirates, to clean up their act—OR WALK THE PLANK! Henceforth, all SpongeBob Comics must be educational and literary, to boot! But as SpongeBob and friends go on their highfalutin’ quest through a bunch of literary rip-offs—er, homages, the true spirit of SpongeBob sneaks its way into the narrative—in the form of Patrick and SpongeBob’s new silly Squishy Dance! Nautical nonsense and snooty literature fight for control of the comic…and for the very lives of the United Plankton crew! And after the epic: 4-pinups by R. Sikoryak (The Unquotable Trump!) featuring SpongeBob and friends as the stars of Shakespeare’s greatest plays! 

By Brian Smith, David DeGrand


Squidward is all set to find inner peace with a famous spiritual yoga master—until he’s joined by guru-curious SpongeBob and Patrick! An inner journey turns into an ordeal of psychic stupidity. See an infinity of SpongeBobs! Witness the nothingness within Patrick! Can Squidward possibly find oneness while surrounded by dumbness? You’ll see in “You’re Not My Swami!” Then in “Pennies for Patties,” Mr. Krabs’ quest for a  super-rare penny turns the Krusty Krab into a giant bin of copper coinage! But what if one of his employees finds the rare penny first? All this plus “SpongeFunnies” by James Kochalka and ocean facts from Maris Wicks!

By David Lewman, Max Davison, Raul the Third, Hilary Barta


The secret formula is just PART of what makes a Krabby Patty delicious—there is also…THE METHOD, SpongeBob’s crucial food prep procedure…and Squidward MUST LEARN IT! But can he bear to study at the (cute) feet of a spongy sensei who drives him bonkers? Find out in “Method Madness”! Then in “Can’t Get Much Commoner,” King Neptune decides, perhaps unwisely, to learn about the simple pleasures of mortals by spending a day with two mortal simpletons—SpongeBob and Patrick. Also: Patrick decides to live the rest of his life in a kelp maze, and Mr. Krabs wants to win a place in the Underwater Book of Records. All this plus ocean facts by Maris Wicks and “SpongeFunnies” by James Kochalka!

By John Trabbic, Brian Smith


Freak circumstances conspire to make SpongeBob’s buck teeth grow out-of-control—threatening to demolish, or at least radically redesign, the Krusty Krab as we know it! Can SpongeBob’s friends avoid dental disaster and knock his choppers down to size? Find out in “Healthy Teeth” by hot SpongeBob storyboard artist John Trabbic! Plus, delightful detail-meister Brian Smith (Tree Friends) brings you “Mini-Golf Madness”–five spreads of spectacular bird’s eye panel panoramas detailing Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob’s journey through the ocean’s finest mini-golf course! Plus: “SpongeFunnies” by James Kochalka, ocean facts from Maris Wicks, and more!

By Jay Lender, David DeGrand, Gregg Schigiel, Gregg Benton


“UNTIDALED” Part 2 of 2! SpongeBob and friends discover where all the ocean water has gone, and it’s a really big pickle jar with a VERY tight lid…openable only by a GIGANTIC FISH-EATING KRAKEN (formerly a DJ). Can the Bikini Bottom rescue squad free the sea? Also in this issue: SpongeBob can’t go to work due to a severe case of crying face! Mr. Krabs’s hand-crafted new piggy bank gets totaled in the fryer! Plus: “SpongeFunnies” by James Kochalka and ocean facts from Maris Wicks!

By Jay Lender, Sam Henderson, Gregg Schigiel, Stephanie Yue


“UNTIDALED” Part 1 of 2! All the water in Bikini Bottom is being sucked away to parts unknown, and SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, and Sandy must help its denizens survive the onslaught of air—and then set out across the muddy flats to bring the ocean back! Finally, a sort of reverse, right-side-up “Poseidon Adventure” with talking animals! Plus: see SpongeBob work out on the beach, observe model-boat building with Mrs. Puff, and read more “SpongeFunnies” by James Kochalka!

By James Kolchalka, Jay Lender


SPECIAL SPONGEFUNNIES ISSUE! James Kochalka’s off-model, chibi-like short SpongeBob strips have entertained readers since SpongeBob Comics #1—now “SpongeFunnies” are busting out into a full-length ultra-cute epic story—“Skate the Cake!” If you like SpongeBob, Squidward, skateboards, cakes, volcanoes, underwater deserts, and famous movie star Duke McGill, then you are cool. AND you will love this issue! Also inside: Sandy’s chore day goes awry; a pirate club recruits SpongeBob; and Patrick bounces stuff off his belly! All this plus “Ocean Facts” from Maris Wicks!

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