Comic Book Guy

The nickname of cartoon character Jeffrey “Jeff” Albertson (voiced by Hank Azaria) featured on the animated series THE SIMPSONS/FOX/1989+


Comic Book Guy is the owner of a comic book store called “The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop.” He is an obese, nerdy, sarcastic fellow with an IQ of 170. He  once confessed, “Oh, loneliness and cheeseburgers are a dangerous mix.” His catchphrase is “Worst [fill in the blank] ever.”


Comic Book Guy: Yes, I would like to return your quote-unquote “ultimate” belt.
Clerk: I see. Do you have a receipt, quote-unquote sir?
Comic Book Guy: No, I do not have a receipt. I won it as a door prize at a Star Trek convention, although I find their choice of prize highly illogical, as the average Trekker has no need of a medium-size belt.
Clerk: Wow, a fat sarcastic Star Trek fan. You must be a devil with the ladies… gee, I hate to let you down, Casanova, but no receipt, no return.
Bart: I’ll give you four bucks for it.
Comic Book Guy: Very well. I must get back to my comic book store, where I dispense the insults rather than receive them.

Note: The Comic Book Guy first appeared in the second-season episode “Three Men and a Comic Book” which aired on May 9, 1991.

According to a 2007 MTV interview with Matt Groening, the creator of THE SIMPSONS, “I was out of the room when [the writers] named him [Jeff Albertson]. In my mind, ‘Louis Lane’ was his name, and he was obsessed and tormented by Lois Lane.”


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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