Comic Book Guy is the common, popular name for Jeff Albertson , a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the second-season episode " Three Men and a Comic Book ", which originally aired on May 9, He is based on "every comic book store guy in America"  and represents a stereotypical middle-aged comic-book collector.
He is well known for his distinctive accent, disagreeable personality and his catchphrase, "Worst [blank] ever! Comic Book Guy who states Jeff Albertson to be his real name in the episode " Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass "  is a nerdy, snobby and quarrelsome man best known for his eloquence and crabby, 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 having translated The Lord of the Rings into Klingon as part of his thesis ,  as well as a degree in chemical engineering,  has an IQ of , and is a member of the Springfield branch of Mensa.
For example, in the episode " Saddlesore Galactica ", he wears a T-shirt saying " Worst Episode Ever " and criticizes the idea of the Simpson family keeping a horse since that was the subject of a previous episode.
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Another example of breaking the fourth wall occurs in an episode when Comic Book Guy's chair collapses, and he sarcastically says "Ooh, a fat man falls. Real original. In the episode " Any Given Sundance " it was revealed that he is also a writer and posts to his own site called "Ain't I Fat News", a take on the real-life movie review website Ain't It Cool News. 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". While part of an intellectual junta that briefly ran Springfield in " They Saved Lisa's Brain ", 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".
Comic Book Guy is not particularly surprised by this, saying, "There are a million valid reasons, but which one did you pick? The comics, collectibles, and toys he sells are of wildly varying quality and often have very high prices. 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. In " Husbands and Knives ", the store was closed due to bankruptcy when a rival comic book shop opened across the road, run by an owner with significantly better customer service and social skills. Although his old store was bought by Marge Simpson in the same episode and not returned, Comic Book Guy continues running his store in future episodes and the rival store is usually not mentioned, though it was referred to again when its owner showed up in " Married to the Blob ".
Comic Book Guy was partly inspired by a clerk at the Los Angeles comic book shop who often "[sat] on the high stool, kind of lording over the store with that supercilious attitude and eating behind the counter a big Styrofoam container full of fried clams with a lot of tartar sauce. Azaria based Comic Book Guy's voice on a college contemporary named Mark who went by the nickname "F", short for "Flounder" from the movie National Lampoon's Animal House , and lived in the room next door to him at Tufts University.
Hank Azaria further explained that "F" would listen to the song " " all day long and that Mark would keep a list of top five and bottom five people who he liked and hated in the dorm and post it hourly. Azaria stated that he himself was always on the bottom five of the list because he complained about the playing of the music.
Within the series, the character Comic Book Guy is often used to represent a stereotypical inhabitant of the newsgroup alt. Cohen often read alt. He decided to lampoon the passion and the fickleness of the fans. The writers respond by using the voice of Bart Simpson : . Bart : Hey, I know it wasn't great, but what right do you have to complain? Comic Book Guy : As a loyal viewer, I feel they owe me.
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Bart : What? They've given you thousands of hours of entertainment for free. What could they possibly owe you? If anything, you owe them.
Comic Book Guy Worst episode ever. The catchphrase further appears on his T-shirt in the eleventh season episode " Saddlesore Galactica ",  and as the title of the twelfth season episode " Worst Episode Ever ". A long-running gag on the show was never to reveal the character's name, with other characters referring to him as "Comic Book Guy".
The writers had intended to name the character as early as his first episode, but they could not think of a name for him, and they called him "Comic Book Guy", with the intention of naming the character the next time they used him.
We just tried to pick a generic name.
It was also the Super Bowl show. We did it so the most people possible would see it. He appears on other media as well, including T-shirts and drinking glasses. Comic Book Guy has appeared in his own five-part comic book, in which his death influenced a nerd and geek gang war.
Comic Book Guy appears in Hit and Run as a drivable character, the host for bonus mission level four and host for a level seven mission. He is also a passenger in Road Rage. Chicken Fight.
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Kumiko Nakamura wife . I can't tell you how many times people have come up to me and said, 'I know who you based that comic book guy on. It's that comic-book guy right down the block. Rest assured I was on the Internet within minutes registering my disgust throughout the world. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Comic Book Guy.