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Bongo Comics
Comics
Group is a comic book publishing company founded in 1993 by Matt Groening
Matt Groening
along with Steve & Cindy Vance and Bill Morrison.[1] It publishes comics related to the animated television series The Simpsons
The Simpsons
and Futurama, as well as the SpongeBob SquarePants comic; along with original material. It was named after Bongo, a rabbit character in Groening's comic strip Life in Hell. Bongo has, at some time in its history, printed Simpsons Comics, Simpsons Comics
Comics
and Stories, Futurama
Futurama
Comics, Krusty Comics, Lisa Comics, Bart Simpson, Bartman, Itchy & Scratchy Comics
Comics
and Radioactive Man. Zongo Comics, also created by Groening, was Bongo Comics' counterpart geared towards older audiences.

Contents

1 History 2 All series 3 Single issue publications 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

The original Bongo Comics
Comics
logo.

Groening launched Bongo Comics
Comics
Group in 1993, perceiving a lack of funny books in the comic book industry at the time: "I go into comic book stores and look at all the stuff, and, for the most part, it looks like fairly grim science-fiction and superhero stuff ... I guess I just thought there was room out there for funny comic books."[2] The company launched four titles, the bi-monthly Simpsons Comics
Comics
and Radioactive Man Vol. 1, and the thrice-annually Itchy & Scratchy Comics
Comics
and Bartman.[2] Groening hoped that the new company would revitalise the industry, and held discussions to publish cross-overs with characters from other publishing companies.[2] The comics use original story-lines rather than simply adapt episodes of the television series, although in 2011 editor Bill Morrison explained that the stories "fit in with the continuity of the shows."[3] The company launched Futurama
Futurama
Comics, based on the cartoon series of the same name in 2000.[4] 2012 saw the company change their logo, and a new creative director was unveiled, with Nathan Kane promoted internally to replace the departing Bill Morrison.[5] All series[edit]

Simpsons Comics
Comics
(1993–present) 237 Issues Bartman (1993–1995) 6 Issues Itchy & Scratchy Comics
Comics
(1993–1994) 4 Issues Radioactive Man Vol. 1 (1993–1994) 6 Issues Krusty Comics
Comics
(1995) 3 Issues Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror
Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror
(1995–present) 22 Issues Roswell, Little Green Man (1996–1999) 6 Issues Hopster's Tracks (1998) 2 Issues Bart Simpson
Bart Simpson
(2000–2016) 100 Issues Futurama
Futurama
Comics
Comics
(2000–present) 83 Issues Radioactive Man Vol. 2 (2000–2004) 9 Issues Futurama
Futurama
Simpsons Infinitely Secret Crossover Crisis (2002–2003) 2 Issues The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Futurama
Futurama
Crossover Crisis II (2005) 2 Issues Heroes Anonymous (2003–2004) 6 Issues Simpsons Classics
Simpsons Classics
(2004–2011) 30 Issues Simpsons Super Spectacular
Simpsons Super Spectacular
(2005–2012) 16 Issues The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Winter Wingding (2006–present) 10 Issues The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Summer Shindig (2007–present) 9 Issues Comic Book Guy: The Comic Book (2010) 5 Issues SpongeBob Comics
Comics
(2011–present) 51 Issues (distribution, published by United Plankton Pictures) SpongeBob Comics
Comics
Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular (2013–present) 2 Issues (distribution, published by United Plankton Pictures) Sergio Aragonés
Sergio Aragonés
Funnies (2011–2014) 12 Issues Simpsons Illustrated (2012–present) 27 Issues Simpsons One-Shot Wonders (2012–present) 8 Issues Mylo Xyloto (2012) 6 Issues

Single issue publications[edit]

Bongo Comics
Comics
Group Spectacular (1993) Simpsons Comics
Comics
and Stories (1993) The Official History of Bongo Comics
Comics
(Fall 1993) Bartman and Radioactive Man #1 (1994) Lisa Comics
Comics
(April 1995) Bart Simpson's Joke Book (June 1995) Futurama
Futurama
Comics
Comics
#1 (July 2000) A 2000 San Diego Comic-Con variant of Futurama
Futurama
Comics
Comics
#1. Free Comic Book Day: Gimme! Gimme! Giveaway! (2005) Radioactive Man #711 (July 2007) Promotional comic available only at 7-Eleven. Futurama
Futurama
Returns (July 2007) A 2007 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. Delivery-Boy Man (July 2010) A 2010 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Best Superhero Stories Ever! The Collector's Edition (July 2011) A San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. Ralph Wiggum
Ralph Wiggum
Comics
Comics
(February 2012) First issue of the One-Shot Wonder series. Bart Simpson's Pal, Milhouse
Milhouse
(April 2012) Second issue of the One-Shot Wonder series. Li'l Homer Comics
Comics
(August 2012) Third issue of the One-Shot Wonder series. Maggie (October 2012) Fourth issue of the One-Shot Wonder series. Professor Frink's Fantastic Science Fictions (February 2013) Fifth issue of the One-Shot Wonder series. The Malevolent Mr. Burns
Mr. Burns
(June 2013) Sixth issue of the One-Shot Wonder series. The Wonderful World of Lisa Simpson
Lisa Simpson
(December 2013) Seventh issue of the One-Shot Wonder series. Duffman
Duffman
Adventures (April 2014) Eighth issue of the One-Shot Wonder series. Two One-Shot Wonders in One (July 2013) A 2013 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. It contains The Malevolent Mr. Burns
Mr. Burns
and Professor Frink's Fantastic Science Fictions. The Greatest Bartman Stories Ever Told! (July 2014) A 2014 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive containing an assortment of previously published Bartman stories.

References[edit]

^ "The Legend of Bongo Comics". Bongo Comics. Retrieved 25 June 2013.  ^ a b c Richmond, Ray (27 November 1993). "Groening Enjoying Being Eye Of Hurricane". Times-News. p. 20.  ^ Laird, Jonathan (6 November 2011). "Writers and Artists of The Simpsons Sign Autographs". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved 12 September 2012.  ^ "Groening launches ' Futurama
Futurama
Comics'". The Gazette. 19 November 2000.  ^ Armitage, Hugh (January 28, 2012). "Bongo Comics
Comics
unveils new logo, creative director". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Bongo Comics
Comics
official site Guide to Bongo Comics
Comics
at snpp.com

v t e

Matt Groening

Television series

The Simpsons
The Simpsons
(1989–present) Futurama
Futurama
(1999–2003; 2008–13) Disenchantment (2018)

Films

The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Movie (2007) Futurama
Futurama
films (Bender's Big Score, The Beast with a Billion Backs, Bender's Game, Into the Wild Green Yonder) (2008-09) The Longest Daycare
The Longest Daycare
(2012)

Comics

Life in Hell
Life in Hell
(1977–2012)

Other

The Simpsons
The Simpsons
shorts from The Tracey Ullman Show
The Tracey Ullman Show
(1987–89) Olive, the Other Reindeer
Olive, the Other Reindeer
(1999) The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Ride (2008)

See also

Awards Bongo Comics The Curiosity Company Rock Bottom Remainders The Simpsons
The Simpsons
20th Anniversary Special
Special
– In 3-D! On Ice!

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