Comicbook Guy

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Jeff Albertson, and represents a stereotypical middle-aged comic-book collector. He has become well known for his catchphrase, "Worst. (Noun). Ever!"

Comic Book Guy is an obese, nerd and snob man best known for his sarcastic quips. He is obsessed with collecting comic books and is an avid science fiction buff. He holds a master's degree in folklore and mythology (he translated The Lord of the Rings into Klingon as part of his thesis), has an IQ of 170, and is a member of the Springfield branch of Mensa. He has long hair which he always keeps tied in a ponytail. His catch phrase is the declaration "worst/best [subject] ever", sometimes to the point of breaking the fourth wall. For example, in the episode "Saddlesore Galactica", he wears a T-shirt saying "Worst Episode Ever" while criticizing the idea of the Simpson family keeping a horse since it had already been done. Another example of breaking the fourth wall occurs in another episode, when Comic Book Guy's chair collapses, and he says sarcastically "Ooh, a fat man falls. Real original." Despite his solitary life, in The Simpsons Movie, minutes before his likely death, Comic Book Guy says that his obsessive comic book collecting is a "life well spent". However, in "Treehouse of Horror VIII", when a nuclear missile homes in on him, he says to himself "Ohh, I've wasted my life." (Although the Treehouse of Horror trilogy is not part of the normal Simpsons canon). In the 19th season finale, "All About Lisa", it is revealed that he has long, beautiful, overflowing hair. Comic Book Guy not only has a heart attack in Season 12 but encounters death twice; once in a French missile strike on Springfield, and also in "Treehouse of Horror XVI", where Comic Book Guy is killed by Mr. Burns for refusing to run for five whole minutes.

Comic Book Guy was once married in an online role-playing game. He and his Internet wife contemplated having children, but that would have severely drained his "power crystals". He is shown paired with a woman during a mass marriage that occurred when a cult took over Springfield, and presumably the two are wed in the mass ceremony. In Season 16's "There's Something About Marrying", he hopes to wed a Xena: Warrior Princess cardboard figure. While part of an intellectual junta that briefly ran Springfield in the tenth season, he proposes plans to limit breeding to once every seven years (a reference to the Vulcan blood fever of mating, called Pon farr), commenting that this would mean much less breeding for most, but for him, "much, much more". but loses it when he becomes romantically involved with Principal Skinner's mother Agnes. (Chief Wiggum is notably repulsed when he and his officers stumble upon the couple "in the act".) He later dates Edna Krabappel and is shown with the Superman logo tattooed on his upper right buttock. They are nearly married at a science fiction convention, but Edna calls it off. Comic Book Guy was not particularly surprised or saddened by this, saying, "There are a million valid reasons. Which one did you choose?"

Comic Book Guy is the owner of The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop, a local comic book store. Many of the comics and toys he sells are of poor quality and often have very high prices (for example, "The Ultimate Pog", $500). His store is his sanctuary, where he holds some level of self-esteem, imperiously lording over pre-teen kids, like Bart Simpson and Milhouse Van Houten, using a heavily sarcastic tone and often banning certain customers for minor infractions. His store contains a lower level full of illegal videos (which include Mr. Rogers drunk, Alien Autopsy, Illegal Alien Autopsy, a "good version" of The Godfather Part III, and Kent Brockman picking his nose).

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Win X the Eliminator 76 to 54
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Win Fanboys 63 to 58
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Win Jay Sherman: The Critic 78 to 32
Win Ryu (BoF series) 51 to 39
Win Jason Fox 78 to 31
Loss Radioactive Man (The Simpsons) 7 to 14
Win Sheldon Cooper 13 to 12
Loss Jay and Silent Bob 10 to 11