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.”