By Matt Groening
Ned Flanders goes on a road trip of self-discovery and while he’s away, Cletus and his kinfolk set-up housekeeping at the Flanderosa. It doesn’t take long before their backwoodsy ways have Homer fussin’ and a fixin’ for a feud. Then, while visiting Frink Labs, Bart uses the professor’s newest invention to do the family laundry, and soon the genetic material from the clothing melds with Frink’s concoction to create sentient metal creatures that resemble the Simpsons. Ultimately, it’s up to Bartman, along with the Metal Simpsons to clean up Homer’s latest mess at the nuclear power plant. Finally, Bart concocts an amusing Angry Dad adventure.
By Ian Boothby, Terry Delegeane, Rex Lindsey, Phil Ortiz, Mike Kazaleh, Dan Davis, Mike DeCarlo
One particular hot and boring summer day, Bart goes in search of adventure. Meanwhile, Radioactive Man crosses an entire universe to save Gloria Grand. Then, Grampa reminisces about a WWII air battle that is somewhat hindered and somehow helped by a little gremlin that looks an awful lot like Bart.
By Ian Boothby, Phil Ortiz, Mike DeCarlo
With a little help from Ned Flanders, the Simpsons go underground and incognito when Rex Banner returns to collect on Homer’s overdue student loans…and they somehow manage to remake themselves into a better family in the process.
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!