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I'd Rather Bleed Than Read

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I'd Rather Bleed Than Read
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Comic Story information
Released: May 2013
Comic series: Bart Simpson
Pages: 7
Written by: Shane Houghton


I'd Rather Bleed Than Read is a Bart Simpson story first printed in Bart Simpson #83.

Synopsis[edit]

"Principal Skinner resorts to desperate measures to get Bart to turn in a book report."


Plot[edit]

Principal Skinner locks Bart in the Springfield Elementary School library, and he can only come out to do a book report. Mrs. Krabappel warns Skinner about what he's done, but he tells her that he knows what he's doing. Bart tries to escape from the library. He test the ventilation but Groundskeeper Willie is stuck. He tries to help him by giving him an audio recording of a book that he has made, but Bart does not want his help. He then sees Milhouse, who gives up, writes his book report and gives it to Skinner. Skinner gets a call from his mother, who wants him to come home soon because she needs help, so Skinner asks Bart to hurry up. Bart tries to escape through the skylight but falls and finds some books that turn out to be collections of Radioactive Man. Skinner gives up and releases Bart so he can go home, but discovers that he locked himself in and Bart says that he has lots of history of Radioactive Man to catch up on so he can write a 300-page book report, and that he loves libraries, much to Skinner's anger.

Reprints[edit]

Comic issue Release date Country
Bart & Co. #8 June 19, 2014 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
Simpsons Comics #20 March 21, 2019 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
Bart Simpson Breaks Out April 2, 2019 Flag of the United States.png


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