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How the Vest Was Won!

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How the Vest Was Won!
Comic Story information
Released: April 2001
Comic series: Simpsons Comics
Pages: 20
Written by: Gail Simone

How the Vest Was Won! is a Simpsons Comics story first printed in Simpsons Comics #57.


Bart appears on a TV show and gets a special bullet-proof vest for squealing on Nelson, Kearney, Jimbo and Dolph for stealing wax lips from the Kwik-E-Mart. The four vow revenge on Bart once their community service is up, but in the meanwhile, Bart wears his vest everywhere, and shows it off to the Springfield Elementary students.

The bullies' first two plots involving bees and a violent dog fail due to the strength of Bart's vest and Dolph and Jimbo end up hospitalized. Eventually, Bart is in a face-off with Nelson and Kearney, but Kearney gives up because of the effort. Just as Nelson is about to attack Bart, a piece of the falling, crumbly monorail track falls and nearly hits Nelson until Bart pushes him away. Bart's act of heroism appears in the Springfield Shopper (albeit with names spelled incorrectly), and he gets a fireman's ax as a second award. Nelson decides to call it even and Bart stops wearing his vest because it now makes him feel like a dork.


Comic issue Release date Country
Simpsons Comics #65 March 21, 2002 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
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The Best of The Simpsons #33 November 9, 2006 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
Simpsons Classics #29 Summer 2011 Flag of the United States.png

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