Mr. Krabs inherits the map to the the treasure of Captain Goldfish and tells SpongeBob a story about his old best friend Slicker Sam, and the latter later appears in the comic at the Krusty Krab, asking Mr. Krabs to show him the map to the treasure of Captain Goldfish, but Krabs denies and kicks him out of the Krusty Krab, and tells SpongeBob the story of how Slicker Sam betrayed him. Mr. Krabs takes SpongeBob and Squidward out to find the treasure of Captain Goldfish in a ship. Mr. Krabs' plans for SpongeBob and Squidward backfire and Mr. Krabs sails the ship himself, but SpongeBob and Squidward find out that Slicker Sam sneaked into the ship and wants to convince everyone that he changed his ways but his plans are just to trick everybody else and get the gold to himself. Sam continues to trick SpongeBob, but at the end, nobody gets the gold as Captain Goldfish is found and still has it.
This was the first SpongeBob comic book to be released in 2013.