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Simpsons Comics Hit the Road! (Simpsons Comic Compilations) Paperback – April 7, 2009
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Matt Groening, the creator and executive producer of the Emmy® Award-winning series The Simpsons, as well as creator of the cartoon strip "Life in Hell" and the animated FOX television series Futurama, is the man responsible for bringing animation back to primetime and creating an immortal nuclear family. In addition, Groening formed Bongo Comics Group in 1993 and currently serves as publisher of The Simpsons Library of Wisdom, Simpsons Episode Guides, Simpsons Comics, Bart Simpson Comics, Radioactive Man Comics, Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove, the annual Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, Futurama Comics and more than 36 comic compilations, as well as many instant classics including Bart Simpsons Guide to Life, The Simpsons Handbook and The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album.
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"The Simpson Family Circus"--The Simpsons get a 5,000 channel digital satellite system and watch so much TV, a television ratings service believes the Simpsons to be the trendsetters for popular culture. Highlight: Ozzy Osbourne jokes.
"Crap That No One Wanted"--Comic book guy goes over some one-off comics featuring Mayor Quimby, Grandpa Simpson, Moe & Barney, and the Bongo Annual Corporate Report. Highlight: "Josephus Fitzgerald Quimby was born in a log cabin, which he himself helped his father build."
"Yellow Crush"--Springfield's Aztec theatre is about to be replaced. During a farewell film festival, Bart spots Grandpa in a surfer movie. Grandpa teaches Bart to surf so he can compete in a contest--then a tsunami strikes.
"License to Kilt"--Marge competes on "Steel Chefs" and Homer has an accident (on purpose) to get money from the show.Read more ›
Let me begin by addressing the parents. Simpsons Comics is a great avenue into reading for those who might be reluctant. The stories are innocuous and inoffensive--much less so than the occasional digression of the TV show. They're familiar, and they're easy to access. As a librarian, I regularly see our Simpsons Comics collections circulate, so while I can't claim that there's anything of great educational value within, they're getting kids to read.
Across the 11 stories, written and drawn by a collection of authors and artists, it slowly became clear that while based in the Simpsons universe, and loosely in the canonical world of The Simpsons, this is a whole different animal. And also that one of the two Martha Stewart-in-jail jokes in two subsequent issues should have been caught.
The Simpsons has existed for so long in one signature format that it's firmly entrenched itself in one "brand" of humor. When it strays from Simpsons humor, it feels off, and when it stays with humor that works best in an animated format, the comic pages just don't communicate the funny.Read more ›
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My 11 & 13 year old love reading these. I find them a better bargain than buying the magazines. Great for travel.Published on September 24, 2013 by Kalan
A++++ all the way. I love the Simpson , and now we have something to bond with. It also encourages her to read.Published on July 16, 2013 by Isaac Bolch