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The Radioactive Man Christmas Special!

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This article is about the story. For the movie, see The Radioactive Man Christmas Special! (movie).
The Radioactive Man Christmas Special!
The Radioactive Man Christmas Special!.png
Comic Story information
Released: November 2014
Comic series: Simpsons Winter Wingding
Pages: 10
Written by: Max Davison


The Radioactive Man Christmas Special! is a Simpsons Winter Wingding story first printed in Simpsons Winter Wingding #9.

Synopsis[edit]

"Comic Book Guy unearths a videotape recording of the nearly forgotten 1979 Radioactive Man Holiday Special. You'll be wishing the yuletide classic was but a distant holiday memory, never to be revisited!"


Plot[edit]

Comic Book Guy has received a package with The Radioactive Man Christmas Special!, which he bought on eBay. Comic Book Guy retrieves his VCR. He says that the story revolves around the Superior Squad's annual Christmas Party with celebrity cameos. The special was a disaster and those associated with it prentend that never happened, like the Lost finale. Rumor has it that Morty Mann collected every copy and incinerated them all. Comic Book Guy takes out a packet of snacks and starts to watch it.

Radioactive Man welcomes the Superior Squad to this year's holiday extravaganza. Plasmo senses that someone isn't supposed to be there. He discovers that Fallout Boy is trying to sneak in by hiding in a box of fragile ornaments. Fallout Boys tell them that he never gets invited. Major Mollusk tells him that sidekicks are not allowed. Fallout Boy is depressed because Santa Claus never answered his letters, nor is he invited to the party. Joe Namath comes and wishes them all a merry Christmas. Broadway Joe, the photographer, takes a picture of the group, but shortly afterwards it is revealed that Broadway Joe is really Dr. Crab. When he photographed them, he fired an anti-joy ray which takes all of their holiday cheer and turns it into despair. He will use this to steal Christmas. Plasmo tries to stop Dr. Crab but his spells don't work, because without Christmas cheer their powers won't work. Dr. Crab gives a Christmas gift to Radioactive Man, but he does not want it, and Dr. Crab realizes that he has succeeded.

Dr. Crab takes the group to his lair, where Santa Claus is also located. Dr. Crab says that his base is undectable and no one can find them here, which proves to be wrong when Bug Mom passes by, because she has a sixth sense about these things. She wanted to give Bug Boy a Christmas kiss. Fallout Boy is angry because no one can take away his love of Christmas, and he breaks the chain in which he is trapped and knocks down Dr. Crab, destroying his anti-joy ray. The group thanks Fallout Boy and wants to repay him. Fallout Boy tells them that he wants to be at the party next year, to which Radioactive Man replies that they will see about that. The group wishes the viewers a merry Christmas.

Comic Book Guy looks surprised at the program and realizes that it was terrible, but the absolute best holiday special ever. He says that it makes the Ewok Christmas Special look like Citizen Kane. He thinks he could mock it for days, and a new holiday tradition for him is born. He then goes to toast some gingerbread Pop-Tarts before he can watch it again.

Reprints[edit]

Comic issue Release date Country
Simpsons Comics 2016 Annual September 8, 2015 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png
Simpsons Comics Colossal Compendium: Volume Six July 3, 2018 Flag of the United States.png


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