By James W. Bates, Nina Matsumoto
There’s a new comic convention coming to Springfield, and it’s Homer who’s going bananas over the chance to meet his favorite primetime primate TV star…Christmas Ape!
By David DeGrand, Derek Drymon, Chuck Dixon, Scott Roberts
First, in "Plankton's Playtime," that tiny terror joins SpongeBob and Patrick for game night...and Plankton will wish he'd stayed at the Chum Bucket! Then in part 4 of the epic "Showdown at the Shady Shoals," it's a lie-down, passed-out battle of the geriatric underwater superheroes; Mermaid Man and sea king Viro Reganto compete in the Old Fogey-thon--winner take all...all the oatmeal! And in "Stupid Patrick," SpongeBob worries that Patrick's new friends just like him because he's so dumb! All this plus "Flotsam and Jetsam" by Maris Wicks and "SpongeFunnies" by James Kochalka equals United Plankton's usual mix of strange, soggy, and silly!
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 #35 — August 13th
Simpsons Comics #214 — August 20th
Kang & Kodos #1 — August 27th
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.