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So, reading about Simpsons Illustrated #2 - it really is just like Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove, right? I don't understand the appeal of buying a comic book with random stories from different issues thrown in together, unless they're discontinuing Simpsons Classics (if they don't, within a year or so they will be up to the Cecil/Bob story, and I don't think people will be too happy double dipping for the same story in such a short span of time).
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Originally Posted by Steve
Just got Bart #67 and have to say I'm kind of disappointed. All of the bonus stuff - Bongo Beat, Junk Mail, interview with Ian Boothby - are identical to what was in Simpsons #186. The Bongo Beat is understandable, as there's probably some readers that only get one series and possibly don't know what its purpose is. But for the letters, I don't think there's much excuse, I'm sure they received more than the 3 or 4 letters that they reprinted.
Thanks for the link yodazone Nice to see they're definitely continuing Super Spectacular (I can't remember that particular page being posted previously), and I dig the new logo. Also interesting that they've discontinued Classics in favor of Illustrated.
Noticed the upcoming Bart paperback is called Bart Simpson Out to Lunch. I think they're really grasping at straws now...
Very little of what was first printed in a volume ended up elsewhere; If they're going to start doing that I'm certainly going to have to start reflecting it within that list (as well as flagging it on the comic itself as having been reprinted from the book.)
The second banana comics are cool, but it'll be really hard putting out an order for them at the local comic shop if they don't have a consistant title.
Update: Got back from the comic book shop, picked up the new logo Futurama and paged through the new logo Simpsons Comics. They're using heavier paper for the cover and heavier glossy paper for the inside pages! I wonder if this is just a special way to kick off the new logos and next issue will revert to the usual paper or if its a new thing. I hope it's new! The comics feel much more substantial and "special" with the heavier paper.
Also picked up the latest Super Spectacular. The art looks awesome for the Radioactive Man story. On par with the early Radioactive Man issues. The story looks great too, a take on the Spider-Man musical. The musical costumes for Radioactive Man are hilarious.
edit: saw yodazone noted the heavier paper on the previous page.
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UP AND ATOM!
Did anyone get Simpsons Illustrated #1?
Just curious what it's like.
Did you purchase it?
It's basically a standard comic-sized version of Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove (which Bongo discontinued after only a few issues) - it reprints random stories from various Bongo series, with no apparent order (unlike the former Simpsons Classics).
Micro review of Simpsons Super Spectacular #14
Radioactive Man proves once again that he's the most solidly consistant series at Bongo, thanks in large part to Batton Lash's writing. He really gets the series and the character. The Simpson family inspired stories can be hit-or-miss in Super Spectacular, but Radioactive Man is always good for a solid parody.
This issue they take on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark with Radioactive Man The Musical: Turn Up The Silence. Claude Kane funds a RM musical which quickly falls into disarray much like the Spider-Man musical had. The whole story is a full on parody of Turn Off the Dark's production, including injured cast members, fired directors and a British musician with an inflated ego. I found the while thing to be hilarious, especially the costumes. There is a rival production based on RM's enemy Dr. Crab, which has alterier motives.
Overall, a 9/10. Clever writing, good art and a story that rivals the second series of Radioactive Man comics.
There is a three page Maggie story at the end by Sergio Aragonés. It's "meh", far too cutesy for my tastes.
I thought the same about the Maggie story - I liked Mageena being used for (I think) the first time since the Bartman trilogy, but I think it should be kept in Bart Comics.
I just noticed that yesterday's Funnies #7 still has the old Bongo logo on the cover even with the heavy cardstock as the other books. Wonder if they're gonna change it or if this is a variant. I'll check Barnes & Nobles to see how they get their stash. I notice they order 20 copies of each Bongo title where my local comic shops only order 1 or 2.
^upcoming, including Milhouse #1.
I really don't like the Simpsons Comics covers. They look like pre-school book covers.
The Permanent Record Room!
- Pranks, But No Pranks!
- And The Beatings Go On!
- Truant or False?
- What About If... Skinner Was Scottish?
Reprinted from: Simpsons Comics #75
Reprinted in: Simpsons Comics Beach Blanket Bongo
Lisa Simpson in: Reading Night
Reprinted from: Bart Simpson Comics #14
Reprinted in: Big Beefy Book of Bart Simpson
Hill of Beans
Reprinted from: Bart Simpson Comics #9
Reprinted in: Big Bratty Book of Bart Simpson
Lo, There Shall Come... A Bartman!!
Reprinted from: Simpsons Comics & Stories Issue #1
Reprinted in: Bartman And Radioactive Man #1 (promotional comic)
Reprinted (UK) in: Simpsons Comics Special Collectors' Edition (promotional comic)
Full credits can be found here: http://www.snpp.com/guides/comics_si00.html
The "extras" in Simpsons Comics #186 and Bart Simpson #67 weren't precisely the same.. they had different Bongo Bonus Stamps!
In March 2001 Bongo released Radioactive Man #222 continuing the tradition of parodying classic comics. This particular issue parodied Marvel Comics, with the cover following the design of Captain Marvel #22. In 1974 Marvel began releasing Marvel Value Stamps, a series of one hundred stamps that comic fans could cut out of their comics and place into a booklet they could send away for. In Radioactive Man #222 they honoured this practice with a Bongo Bonus stamp:
Above on the left we find Spiderman on Marvel Value Stamp #1 taken from the March 1974 issue of Captain Marvel #35. The stamps were issued in random order and covered one hundred Marvel characters. Above to the right we find Bongo's take on Marvel value stamps, Plasmo taken from Radioactive Man #222.
In January 2012 this tradition returned, with the first two numbered Bongo Bonus Stamps. We've added an index page for these to the comics guide.
The wording admits to a certain "tongue in cheek" view of all of this, of course. Nonetheless I hope they continue the series!
Lest anyone is confused by this, these aren't "stamps" in the sense one thinks of them currently; just like the original Marvel series they are neither perforated, gummed or adhesive, they are merely printed images.
So the first two released in 2012 were;
It's a shame about Illustrated is that they're just reprints of random stories.
I'd liked to have seen some editorials with reflections of those stories, on how the writer came up with the idea, their inspiration and stuff, kind of like an audio commentary...
Here's a pic of one of the panels from Funnies #7 of Sergio's "to-do" work board:
25 pages for the Maggie Special and an Olympic Map for Simpsons?
Sounds like the Simpsons Map will be one of the huge detailed artwork crowd scenes Sergio's known for. Maybe a Poster? I'll take it.
it's so great to see him still busy as ever after like 50 years or whatever
Are the Bart Simpson comics more kids Friendly than the core book? I got Bart Prince of pranks and it didn't feel like my simpsons books.