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!
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 #34 — July 9th
Simpsons Comics #213 — July 16th
Bart Simpson #91 — July 23rd
Simpsons Illustrated #12 — July 30th
By Shane Houghton, John Delaney, Andrew Pepoy
Power mad powerbroker Mr. Burns makes another power grab on the pocketbooks of the citizens of Springfield with his newest power-propelled product…the electric car! After all, those greenhorn Greenpeace-niks need some form of clean energy transportation to promote their anti-greenhouse gas activities that runs, of course, on electricity provided by the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant! Everyone is pretty happy about it, too…except for the Rich Texan, who discovers that Mr. Burns’ new vehicles are cutting into his copious crude oil cash reserves.
Writers: Graham Annable, Derek Drymon, Paul Karasik, Jay Lender.
Artists: José Delbo, Israel Sanchez, and R. Sikoryak.
Cover: Israel Sanchez
United Plankton Pictures presents its second annual 48-page swimtacular, filled with super-themed stories by some of the finest cartoonists on dry land! When Mr. Krabs is kidnapped by a bitter restaurant critic (is there any other kind?) Squidward must reveal his super-secret identity--the tentacled avenger known as…the Squishy Knight! But can he and a huge crowd of very familiar-looking superheroes (especially that yellow one with the holes) possibly blunder their way to victory? And then, when food purchases go awry, you have a champion--TWO champions--as Patrick and SpongeBob try out the superhero business in "Convenient Heroes." Next, in "I Will Destroy All the Civilized Planktons," Plankton experiences cosmic justice from Dustar, the Wizard Supreme. It's a tale of ineffectual vengeance by Paul Karasik (RAW) and R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics). Plus: ads for ill-conceived Mermaid Man products and a Mermaid Man western adventure with art by comics legend José Delbo (Wonder Woman, Judge Colt)!