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Cool Hand Bart

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Cool Hand Bart
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Comic Story information
Released: January 1994
Comic series: Simpsons Comics
Pages: 22
Written by: Steve Vance
Cindy Vance

Cool Hand Bart is a Simpsons Comics story first printed in Simpsons Comics #2.


The second Simpsons Comic features the return of Sideshow Bob. Bart, Nelson, Jimbo, Dolph, Kearney and Milhouse attend a seminar, called "Scared Spitless", which is held in Springfield State Prison and intended to scare troublemaking kids into shaping up. Snake explains what prison life is like; then Chief Wiggum decides that all the kids attending the seminar should spend an hour in an actual prison cell.

Bart and Milhouse are put in Bob's cell, and to avoid being killed, Bart climbs through the bars and into a van. The van winds up in a workcamp, where Bart is chained up with Bob. Bob escapes with Bart, and Bart leaps onto a moving train. Until Bob is able to get onto the train himself, he is left bouncing on his end of the chain, repeatedly hitting his head on the ground. Soon, however, Bob climbs aboard and advances on Bart with murderous intent.

Just as Sideshow Bob is about to kill Bart, Bart points out that Bob would have to drag his corpse around, because they are chained together. Postponing his plan to kill Bart, Bob walks through the swamp while Bart follows until they reach a hacksaw sale. They go in, but Bob is forced to hide his hair in a hat to keep from being noticed and identified. They realize that Wiggum is at the sale, and Bart sucks Bob's hat off with a vacuum cleaner, revealing Bob to the police. Finally, Bob is arrested and Bart goes home safe.


Comic issue Release date Country
Simpsons Comics Extravaganza October 7, 1994 Flag of the United States.png
Simpsons Comics #2 March 13, 1997 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
The Best of The Simpsons #1 April 3, 2003 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
Simpsons Classics #1 Summer 2004 Flag of the United States.png
Simpsons Comics #58 January 26, 2023 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png

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