Creepier than Helen Lovejoy in a miniskirt? I'm scared...
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Creepier than Helen Lovejoy in a miniskirt? I'm scared...
Thanks to CousinMerl for this great sig!
For all Aust. readers: Simpsons Comics #120 is now out. It comes with a free poster (which was also in US #113*). However, I thought they would put the poster in #121, since that comes out just before Christmas (although since we got the doorhangers in #119 and the poster in #120, it may mean we could start getting regular freebies...)
*The difference between the US and the Aus version of the poster is that the Aus one is slightly larger, and has no white space around the edge of it. The Aus one also includes the Bongo and Otter Press (Aus publisher) logos in the corner.
Also, Otter Press has re-released #100 in a special digest sized edition with a thick cardboard cover. It also has a free poster titled "100 issues commemorative poster".
Oh, oh no. I just saw the cover for Super Spectacular #4, and they're going to use the Screamapillar from The Frying Game in it...
Also, found the official synopsis for Simpsons Comics Beach Blanket Bongo! (Or, as I call it, "The Big Book of Boothby", since he wrote all the main stories in it...). From the description we only know there will be five issues (#71-#75) included, but another synopsis at HarperCollins also lists #70 being in it too.
Also, the title for Simpsons Comics #127 is very bad. It's called "Simpsons Family Robinson".SIMPSONS COMICS VOL 15 BEACH BLANKET BONGO TP Issue: #15
Publisher: Bongo Comics
Release Date: Feb 28 2007 Author: Matt Groening
Pre-Order! Catch a wave of good humor and hang ten with the Simpsons in their newest, gnarliest comic collection: Simpsons Comics Beach Blanket Bongo. Homer, Lenny, and Carl think they will be living the sweet life when they all opt for Mr. Burns’ early retirement plan, but their former boss’ tropical island retirement community turns out to be for the birds… literally! Bart meets a reclusive B-movie director who announces that his collection of horror, science fiction, and Radioactive Man memorabilia is up for grabs, and every geek, nerd, and dweeb in town sets out on a quest to get their sweaty little hands on it. Krusty the Clown becomes Springfield’s newest doctor, and it's not long before he has the town in stitches while delivering big laughs. Principal Skinner takes you into the inner sanctum of Springfield Elementary to reveal untold tales of the Permanent Record File! Bart’s arch nemesis, a now surgically altered Sideshow Bob, is released from prison, and Bart must figure out which newly arrived citizen is really Bob in disguise. Then, not to be outdone, Sideshow Bob’s brother Cecil arrives on the scene with revenge on his mind and a grudge against… Lisa Simpson. So sit down by the seashore and slather on the right amount of SPF* to prevent you from being over done by the fun.
Last edited by Charlie; 11-29-2006 at 02:01 AM.
Last edited by Zeus; Today at 12:00 PM. Reason: to fuck with you
Originally Posted by Steve
The comics...the comics...well, I'm far too cheap to get anything but the collections...the stories are pretty good, I suppose, although the Halloween ones are still my faves.
And (correct me if I'm wrong) the no-Phil-Hartman rule doesn't apply to the comics: bring on Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz! (I think McClure put in an appearance recently, not sure though)
Yeh, he was in #112. However, since he was retired from the show he should have been retired from the comics.
Also, for those people wanting #100 to come to TPB: I advise you to keep looking on eBay or something, the Australian re-release is actually in TPB form, with a free poster in the back.
Here's some pics:
SPINE (To prove it's TPB-icity )(don't mind my computer desk, very messy right now)
Last edited by Charlie; 12-07-2006 at 12:44 AM.
Don't worry, maybe it'll get killed.Originally Posted by Ivan
I agree, we need more appearences by hartman's characters. That dumb thing they did with making Gil a lawyer was a bit pointless when they could've used Lionel Hutz instead.Originally Posted by Stevie V. Scrivello
Bah, here's hoping.Originally Posted by Reverend Lovejoy
I have to say, well done Bongo. This last year (mainly issues #114 to #123) have been absolutely outstanding, one of the best years (IMO).
Rev. Lovejoy, here's those images of Helen in Sideshow Bob-esque clothing (including the one line she had in the entire story!):
Last edited by Charlie; 12-07-2006 at 04:34 PM.
OH, MY GOD! :calvin4:Originally Posted by Ivan
Remember what I said earlier about being able to handle it after that other issue? Well, I don't know, now (although ONE line? they actually made her speak? ) Although, is it me or does she bear in a eerie resemblance to Amy Wong in that picture?
Anyway...dear God, that was scary. Not as scary as the thought of the Screamapillar actually starring in a comic, though...
Incidentally, I recently bought Simpsons Comics Super Spectacular #2, and Helen appeared... as a slave. (and she STILL got less attention than CBG!NS Are they trying to tell me something?
Last edited by Reverend Lovejoy; 12-08-2006 at 10:20 AM.
1. Eww...poor Helen!
2. Please call off the Screampillar thing!
3. And why should McClure and Hutz be phased out just because they aren't in the show any more? I agree with Itchy here. Why have Gil, when you can have Hutz?
And there you have it: SVS's Pointless Thoughts For The Day
It's called RESPECT. Respect for the characters and the brilliant man who gave them life.
Whuh? I'll go now...
My most sincere apologies! If it sounded like I was spitting on Hartman's grave, I'm so sorry!
You're right, I miss Phil Hartman very much, and I was very unreverent there. Maybe Itchy was wrong...sorry, Itchy...
It's ok, I get testy when I don't get enough sleep :P
Since you're a Burns fan, can I ask, do you like how he was included in a lot of the comics a few years ago (because I noticed somehow a lot of comics ended up including him appearing sometime in the story, and there's a lot that have him as a main character in them). It's only recently I've realized he hasn't shown up as much (ie: #111, #112, #114, #1116, #117, #120, #123), but there are still some where he makes great appearances (particularly the very great "screw the audience" joke in #121).
Okay, guess I can confess my awful, partisan habit: I go to the bookstore, make a beeline for the collections, buy the collections, search rabidly for stories featuring Monty Burns, and then read those first.
:silly: So, I guess that'd be a yes, then.
And I do agree about the lack of Mr. Burns appearances, but as you said, he has made some great ones these past few years! Is it just me, or have the comics been a little fairer on him?
I don't think I read 121, shame on me!
I especially liked him in 109 where he opened the museum to try and make himself look good -- he seemed right on character then, trying to manipulate his image and such.
Unlike the series, which had Mr. Burns' character peak during around seasons 5-7, the comics have been working their way up slowly, which has better results (like the issue I mentioned before)
*claps hands, grinning* Agreed, sir, agreed.
If only the current writers, who seem to think Senile Burns is funny, would take a hint from the comics people. Oh well.
Yes, yes I remember the museum bit. Man, reading things like that makes me all nostalgic inside for the days when Mr. Burns was portrayed as that selfish, image-obssessed megalomaniac I originally fell in love with.
It's those little things that make reading the comics such a joy to me.
...especially the bit where he tells Lenny to wear the clothes his father was buried in. Horrifying, yet strangely on character.
As long as they're used properly in a way that's true to the characters, I doubt Hartman will start to spin in his grave.Originally Posted by Ivan
At least you buy them first; I look for any sign of the Lovejoys in a Simpsons book, and if they're in, I'll buy it. If not, I won't.Originally Posted by Stevie V. Scrivello
Wow, suddenly I feel a bit better about my extreme quirkiness...not that I'm dissing you. I think I've already established how cool I think you are, Reverend.
I'd have forgiven you just for saying I'm cool. Anyway, I do break the rule sometimes (I bought both the Krusty book and the Lisa book, and neither feature the Lovejoys)
Heh, I haven't bought any of those Books of Wisdom. I read on the inside flap of one of those books that they were planning a Mr. Burns' Book of Manual Labor, but I've heard little about it since. My, I am obsessive in a totally different way...
Apparantly they are going to do the list on the inside flaps. They do two each year, and are released sometime around October. The next two are The Book of Moe and Ned Flanders' Book of Faith, both of which appear on that list. So maybe the Burns one will be out 2008 at the earliest.
Alright, there's another entry in my calender. That will be quite exciting for someone like me, ne?
Remember, it may be out 2008 considering they're doing main characters like Ned and Moe now, it would only make sense for them to do a Mr. Burns book next (as well as maybe a Marge book?).
Rummaging through a box with all my old comic books in it, I found my copy of Simpsons Comics Extravaganza, good stuff :P
Good stuff? Excellent stuff. The equivalent of 64 slices of American cheese...
I was remembering the "screw the audience joke" in #121 you mentioned earlier.
Was it this one?
Homer is talking to Lenny and Carl and bad-mouthing Burns:Homer then sees him and Smithers standing there looking menacing...and it turns out to be a motivational poster ("We're Watching You!). Homer is quite relieved-and then the real Burns and Smithers step through the poster, looking exactly like their likenesses did.
Was it that screw the audience joke? I'm not sure; I seem to have lost the copy. (I KNEW one day my lack of organization would come back to hit me in the face...)
^Indeed it was the joke I was referring to.
Woo-hoo! I love it when I'm not wrong!
Last edited by Charlie; 12-10-2006 at 12:45 AM.
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