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by Dani Michaeli, Vincent Deporter, Chuck Dixon, Hilary Barta, Dave Roman, Travis Nichols Joey Weiser, Dave DeGrand, and Derek Drymon

 

Squidward has moved away with no forwarding address, and SpongeBob and Patrick must scour the globe in search of their best buddy. And what better way to search for a missing friend than taking a long bus trip and yelling "Squidward" out the window nonstop? It all happens in "Farewell Squidward!" And in "Monstah Lobstah Cometh," Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy remember their first encounter with a deadly, but delicious, foe. All this plus a 4-page doodle comic, a tense shopping moment with Mrs. Puff, and the secret to Squidward's most perfect clarinet performance.



Mark your calendars! Here are the dates on which you can find the following issues in comic book stores. Newsstand editions are generally available about 3 weeks later.

 

SpongeBob Comics #19 — April 10th

Mylo Xyloto #3 — April 10th

Simpsons Comics #201 — April 17th

Bart Simpson #82 — April 24th



by David Lewman, Vince Deporter, Corey Barba, Gregg Schigiel,  Dani Michaeli, Chris "Elio" Eliopolous, Gary Hallgren, James Kochalka, Maris Wicks, Jacob Lambert, Ramona Fradon, and Aaron Renier.

 

The latest addition to Mrs. Puff's boating school is the Flying Dutchman, and SpongeBob is terrified! Will Mrs. Puff finally be rid of her worst student? Find out in "Driving Dutchman." And in "New Guy," Patrick and SpongeBob make a friend who's a lot of fun, even if he doesn't move or talk at all! But what is his stunning secret? You'll know WAY before they do. PLUS underground comics legend Gary Hallgren (Air Pirates) designs cool new hot rods for the SpongeBob cast, Ramona Fradon (Metamorpho, Aquaman) draws the adventures of comic-collecting pirates, and Aaron Renier (Walker Bean, Adventure Time) provides a blazing back cover pin-up!



by Robert Leighton, Gregg Schigiel, Corey Barba, Vince DePorter, Dave Roman, James Kochalka, Bob Flynn, and David DeGrand.

 

Readers take SpongeBob's fate into their own hands in "Trading Laces," a choose-your-own-pourous-path interactive adventure comic by puzzle-designer Robert Leighton (The New Yorker) and artist Gregg Schigiel (X-Babies). Then find out the secret of Gary's new odd behavior in "Filthy Habit." And Bob Flynn (Bravest Warriors) provides a key to "What Lurks Inside the Jelly Hive." All this plus SpongeFunnies by James Kochalka (American Elf) and a fill-in comic by Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy)!



Mark your calendars! Here are the dates on which you can find the following issues in comic book stores. Newsstand editions are generally available about 3 weeks later.

 

SpongeBob Comics #17 — February 13th

Mylo Xyloto #1 — February 13th

Simpsons Comics #199 — February 20th

Bart Simpson #80 — February 27th

Professor Frink #1 — February 27th



by Scott Roberts, Gregg Schigiel, David Lewman, Vincent Deporter, Joey Weiser, Stephen DeStefano, Dave DeGrande, and various

 

Patrick would make a great substitute fry cook, right? If you think so, then the horrible chaos and destruction rampant in the story "Pat the Temp" may surprise you. And in "Trash Stalkin'" Squidward teaches SpongeBob about that most magical of all creatures, the Garbage Fairy. All this plus Gary at a snail show, Patrick at Jellyfish Fashion Week, and Mr. Krabs as the torso of a giant transforming robot!



By Hilary Barta, Chuck Dixon, Jacob Chabot, Derek Drymon, Gregg Schigiel, Joey Weiser, Vanessa Davis, and various

 

If Mr. Krabs' archenemy, the microscopic fiend Plankton, can't steal the Krabby Patty secret formula, then he has no choice but to conquer this entire issue of SpongeBob Comics! In "Dream a Krabby Dream" the little green villain goes all "Inception" on the dreams of SpongeBob. Then a customer partakes of Plankton's Chumbalaya special...and LOVES it. Learn how this violation of the laws of nature came to be in "For the Love of Chum." Plus: Plankton's existential soul quest, strips by James Kochalka, a painted phytoplankton poster by “SpongeBob” creator Stephen Hillenburg, and more!



Mark your calendars! Here are the dates on which you can find the following issues in comic book stores. Newsstand editions are generally available about 3 weeks later.

 

SpongeBob Comics #14 — November 14th

Simpsons Comics #196 — November 21st

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