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SpongeBob Comics
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Cover for SpongeBob Comics #1. Art by Sherm Cohen.
Publisher: United Plankton/Bongo Comics
Schedule: Monthly
Format: Ongoing series
Genre: Comedy
Publication date: February 2011 – present
№ Issues: 61
Main character(s): SpongeBob SquarePants
Writer(s): Multiple
Artist(s): Multiple
Creator(s): Stephen Hillenburg
List of comics

SpongeBob Comics is an ongoing comic book series published by Bongo Comics and based on the television series SpongeBob SquarePants. It was published every two months in the United States beginning in February 2011 and has been published monthly since June 2012.

History

The SpongeBob SquarePants characters had appeared before in comic stories within Nickelodeon Magazine and Tokyopop's Cinemanga series, but they never featured in their own comic book until SpongeBob Comics, which was announced by creator Stephen Hillenburg in November 2010. Debuting in February 2011, the series is published by United Plankton Pictures in association with Bongo Comics.[1] Along with Hillenburg, independent comic creators who contributed to the first issue include James Kochalka, Hilary Barta, Graham Annable, Gregg Schigiel, and Jacob Chabo.[2][3] Issue number 13, a Halloween special, was released in October 2012 featuring the work of such writers and artists as Stephen R. Bissette, Tony Millionaire, Al Jaffee, and Derek Drymon.[4] Another Halloween-themed issue was released the following year featuring cartoonist Michael T. Gilbert.[5]

In June 2013, United Plankton released SpongeBob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular #1. Managing editor Chris Duffy said the annual was "specially tailored" for superhero fans, with a cover by artist Jacob Chabo that was influenced by the Marvel Comics annuals of the 1960s.[5] Collaborators for the book included Drymon, Kochalka, Barta, Ramona Fradon, Chuck Dixon, Jerry Ordway, and Vincent Deporter.[6] A second superhero-inspired annual was released in June 2014.[7]

At the San Diego Comic Con 2016 Abrams revealed they would be publishing hardcover collections of these comics, with an Art of SpongeBob book planned for Spring 2017.[8]

Reception

In a review of the premiere issue, Chad Nevett of Comic Book Resources wrote: "SpongeBob Comics is effective at capturing the tone of the show and allowing the creators to present their own takes on the characters at times. It suffers sometimes from not being able to rely on the strengths of animation and, hopefully, will take advantage of the things that comics can do that animation can't."[9]

Brigid Alverson of Comic Book Resources described Spongebob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular #1 as "48 pages of pure summer vacation fun that is goofy enough to be fun for kids and smart enough to entertain adults as well."[6] Writing for School Library Journal, J. Caleb Mozzocco said that although the longer page-count and higher price tag of the SpongeBob annual might make it a "less-than-ideal" jumping-on point, he added that "the superhero parody content ironically makes it an even easier comic for comics readers with no experience with the cartoon to enjoy."[10]

Issues

Issue # Caption Release date
1 HE'S READY! February 9, 2011
2 CAUTION: STUDENT BOATER! April 13, 2011
3 HE'S GOT ISSUES! June 8, 2011
4 BEWARE... THE DISHWASHER! August 10, 2011
5 ANOTHER WORK OF ART FROM... October 12, 2011
6 CRISIS OF INFINITIVE JERKS! December 14, 2011
7 THE SAVAGE SPATULA OF... February 8, 2012
8 DUMBIN' RIGHT AT YA! April 11, 2012
9 CALLS IN THE WILD June 13, 2012
10 SAFE-CRACKING UP! July 11, 2012
11 MORE SWEET STORIES! August 8, 2012
12 WELL DONE, SQUIDWARD! September 12, 2012
13 HAUNTED 13TH ISSUE! October 10, 2012
14 NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! November 14, 2012
15 A STAR IS BURNED! December 12, 2012
16 THE TREASURE OF CAPTAIN GOLDFISH January 9, 2013
17 THE MAGAZINE FOR POROUS PUSHOVERS! February 13, 2013
18 DRIVING DUTCHMAN March 13, 2013
19 THE SEARCH FOR SQUIDWARD! April 10, 2013
20 LORD OF THE KELP FOREST! May 8, 2013
21 THE KRUSTY KRAB—NABBED! June 12, 2013
22 BUBBLE DOUBLE TROUBLE July 10, 2013
23 JELLY PANTS August 14, 2013
24 HEADS AND TALES September 11, 2013
25 SOGGY SUPERNATURAL STORIES! October 9, 2013
26 SICK DAY November 13, 2013
27 JELLYFISH COURT December 11, 2013
28 CURSE OF THE KING KRABBE January 8, 2014
29 SCIENTIFIC SQUIRREL STORIES FOR NUTS LIKE YOU! February 12, 2014
30 ALAS, POOR SANDWICH March 12, 2014
31 April 9, 2014
32 SHOWDOWN AT THE SHADY SHOALS May 14, 2014
33 SUMMER SMASH! June 11, 2014
34 RIDE 'EM, HORSIEPANTS! July 9, 2014
35 PLANKTON'S PLAYTIME! August 13, 2014
36 THE ALL-NEW! ALL-DIFFERENT! September 10, 2014
37 UNDERWATER DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES October 8, 2014
38 COMFY-COZY CRISIS! November 12, 2014
39 December 10, 2014
40 PANICKY VOLCANO ISSUE January 14, 2015
41 NOW PLAYING! EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT! February 11, 2015
42 SPOT THE DIFFERENCES! March 11, 2015
43 April 8, 2015
44 May 13, 2015
45 June 10, 2015
46 July 8, 2015
47 THE FISH STICK COMETH August 12, 2015
48 September 9, 2015
49 October 14, 2015
50 MARITIME MASHUP! November 11, 2015
51 THE CORAL FOREST: The All-Wet Game for Lucky Lubbers! December 9, 2015
52 TRAPPED IN DIMENSION DUH! January 13, 2016
53 SHAKE-O-RAMA February 10, 2016
54 SEAWORTHY STORIES! March 9, 2016
55 THE BALLAD OF BARNACLE BILL: PART 1 April 13, 2016
56 THE BALLAD OF BARNACLE BILL: PART 2 May 11, 2016
57 NAUTICAL NOIR June 8, 2016
58 LARRY AND PATRICK: TWO MAROONS July 13, 2016
59 DRY NOON August 10, 2016
60 SQUAREPANTS ON FIRE! September 14, 2016
61 October 12, 2016
62 November 9, 2016

Annuals

Caption Release date
Annual Super-Giant Swimtacular #1 June 19, 2013
Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular #2 June 18, 2014
Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular #3 June 17, 2015
Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular #4 June 15, 2016

Free Comic Book Day (Freestyle Funnies)

Caption Release Date
Freestyle Funnies May 5, 2012
Freestyle Funnies May 4, 2013
Freestyle Funnies 2014 May 3, 2014
Freestyle Funnies 2015 May 2, 2015
Freestyle Funnies 2016 May 7, 2016

References

  1. ^ 'SpongeBob Comics': Cartoon Phenom Makes Comic Book Debut. ICv2 (November 11, 2010). Retrieved on April 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Alverson, Brigid (January 25, 2011). SpongeBob comic to debut next month. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on April 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Langshaw, Mark (November 11, 2010). 'SpongeBob' comics on the way. Digital Spy. Retrieved on April 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Johnston, Rich (July 18, 2012). Steve Bissette Returns To Comics With Spongebob Squarepants. Bleeding Cool. Retrieved on April 8, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Parkin, JK (August 4, 2013). SDCC: It's a United Plankton Swimtacular as Bongo Turns 20. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on April 8, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Alverson, Brigid (June 30, 2013). Report Card: From 'Hawkeye' to 'Spongebob' to 'Green Team'. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on April 8, 2014.
  7. ^ In Stores 6/18/14. Bongo Comics. Retrieved on 9 July 2014.
  8. ^ http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/35122/abrams-gets-spongebob
  9. ^ Nevett, Chad (February 12, 2011). Review: SpongeBob Comics #1. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on April 8, 2014.
  10. ^ Mozzocco, J. Caleb (June 18, 2013). Review: 'Spongebob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular' #1. School Library Journal. Retrieved on April 8, 2014.

External links

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