You’re going to ruin your eyes looking into the spotlight like that.

Simpsons Super Spectacular #10

Bongo Comics (2009)

LETTERER: Karen Bates

EDITOR: Bill Morrison

Bartman: The Brave And The Bald

WRITER: Ian Boothey

PENCILER: John Costanza

INKER: Phyllis Novin

COLORIST: Robert Stanley

“Radioactive Man! Vs. Retroactive Man!”

WRITER: Batton Lash

PENCILER: Tone Rodrigues

INKER: Dan Davis

COLORIST: Rick Reese

“The Unleashed Legion!”

WRITER: Mike W. Barr

ARTIST: Mike Kazaleh

COLORIST: Alan Hellard

The Main Story: People are mysteriously going bald all over Springfield. Bartman and Homer attempt to bring the thief to justice. It’s Groundskeeper Willie, upset about accidentally cutting his hair, but now he wants to use the hair to make a coat so he can track down Bigfoot. An interesting use of one of the usual cast, but I still wish we had that Bartman/Pieman team-up. This was probably the best spot for it.

In the second story one of Radioactive Man’s old foes, the Tamborine gets out of prison and locates a mad scientist’s failed time travel experiment. He finds away to use the flaw of only going one minute back to his advantage to reinvent himself as Retroactive Man. Definitely something that would work in the less cynical (and boring) Silver Age tales Radioactive Man parodies. I like it, but I still wish they’d give Radioactive Man back his own comic and put it out monthly, or even bi-monthly.

This last one is a completely new review and not simply an update of the old one because I’ve kind of softened on it. When the rats decide to take over Springfield Snowball II somehow now has magic powers, which she used to become Conjure Cat, while turning Santa’s Little Helper into Ultradog, Krusty’s monkey Mr. Teeny into Monkey Business, and a parrot belonging to that seafood restaurant owner (sorry, I don’t follow the show that much) into Poindexter Parrot in order to stop them. In the original review I didn’t care for it and I’m not sure I’d want to see this as a regular feature but as a short story it was okay and might have been worth the occasional revisit if they needed to fill up an issue.

Overall it was a pretty good issue if you want to check it out. I already have reviews of the remaining comics in this series I have but it isn’t too many so I think I’ll revisit those as well just to finish out the series.

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