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|Name = Near Mint Comic Books
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|name = Near Mint Comic Books
|Image = Near_Mint_Comic_Books.png
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|location = [[Bikini Bottom]], [[Pacific Ocean]]
 
|industry = Store
 
|industry = Store
|First Appearance = "[[Sing a Song of Patrick]]"
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|products = Comic books
|Last Appearance = "[[Ditchin']]"
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|employment = [[Near Mint Comic Books cashier]]
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|first-appearance = "[[Sing a Song of Patrick]]"
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|latest-appearance = "[[Squid Noir]]"
 
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'''Near Mint Comic Books''' is a comic book store in [[Bikini Bottom]].
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'''Near Mint Comic Books''' is a comic book store in [[Bikini Bottom]]. It appears in the episodes "[[Sing a Song of Patrick]]," "[[The Card]]," "[[Ditchin']]," and "[[Squid Noir]]."
   
 
==About==
 
==About==
 
===Description===
 
===Description===
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====Exterior====
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It is a purple building which is partially made of bamboo. It has a giant book with a tear in the corner that reads "NEAR MINT" on it in green font, along with "Comic Books" on the front wall as its sign.
   
===Role in the Series===
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====Interior====
====[[Sing a Song of Patrick]]====
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The interior includes green wood flooring, along with many racks of comic books and a front table made of bamboo with a cash register and a tall, brown cabinet in the back.
It appears at the beginning of the episode.
 
   
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===Role in series===
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===="Sing a Song of Patrick"====
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It appears at the beginning of the episode, in which {{Link|Patrick}} screams at a comic book and then proceeds to eat it. He then burps out an ad for a mail-in offer promising to record a song.
   
====[[The Card]]====
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===="The Card"====
It is the main location of the former half of the episode. After the cashier tells [[SpongeBob]] that one of the packs of [[Mermaid Man]] and [[Barnacle Boy]] cards might contain a rare hologram card, SpongeBob goes through all of his money to try to find the card. However, he fails. Meanwhile, [[Patrick]] tries to buy a counting book. However, he gives up and buys the last pack of cards, which SpongeBob notices contains one of the hologram cards. Later, it is revealed that all of the hologram cards were in the pack of cards.
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It is the main location of half of the episode. After the cashier tells {{Link|SpongeBob}} that one of the packs of [[Mermaid Man]] and [[Barnacle Boy]] cards might contain a rare hologram card, SpongeBob goes through all of his money to try to find the card. However, he fails. Meanwhile, {{Link|Patrick}} tries to buy a [[1 2 3|counting book]]. However, he gives up and buys the last pack of cards, which SpongeBob notices that it contains one of the hologram cards.
   
====[[Ditchin']]====
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Later, it is revealed that all of the hologram cards were in the pack of cards.
This is the location in which Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are signing their new comic book.
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===="Ditchin'"====
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This is the location in which Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are signing ''[[Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy|The Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy book]]''.
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===="Squid Noir"====
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[[Bubble Bass]] and three other fish appear inside of the store, where they are then interrupted from {{Link|Squidward}}'s clarinet playing. Afterwards, Bubble Bass appears outside and pushes Squidward back to his [[Squidward Tentacles' house|house]].
   
 
===Associated characters===
 
===Associated characters===
*[[Patrick Star]] - Customer
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*Patrick Star - Customer
*[[SpongeBob SquarePants]] - Customer
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*SpongeBob SquarePants - Customer
*[[Nerds|One of the Nerds]] - Customer
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*[[Bubble Bass]] - Customer
*[[Near Mint Comic Books Cashier]]
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*Three other fish - Customers
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*[[Nerds|One of the nerds]] - Customer
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*[[Near Mint Comic Books cashier]]
 
*[[Mermaid Man]] - Guest
 
*[[Mermaid Man]] - Guest
 
*[[Barnacle Boy]] - Guest
 
*[[Barnacle Boy]] - Guest
*[[Octopus Children]] - Customers
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*Octopus children - Customers
 
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In the Philippine version, for some period of time, the Near Mint Comic Books has been referred to as the National Bookstore in an attempt to advertise the SM Shopping Center's National Bookstore. This was only changed from January 5-10, 2015 in the Philippine dub. SM has payed Viacom to advertise their brand.
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*''Near-Mint'' is a joke on the word ''mint'', meaning "in good quality of."
[[Category:Bikini Bottom]]
 
[[Category:Locations]]
 
[[Category:Businesses]]
 
[[Category:Stores]]
 

Revision as of 00:04, January 29, 2020

Location

Near Mint Comic Books is a comic book store in Bikini Bottom. It appears in the episodes "Sing a Song of Patrick," "The Card," "Ditchin'," and "Squid Noir."

About

Description

Exterior

It is a purple building which is partially made of bamboo. It has a giant book with a tear in the corner that reads "NEAR MINT" on it in green font, along with "Comic Books" on the front wall as its sign.

Interior

The interior includes green wood flooring, along with many racks of comic books and a front table made of bamboo with a cash register and a tall, brown cabinet in the back.

Role in series

"Sing a Song of Patrick"

It appears at the beginning of the episode, in which Patrick screams at a comic book and then proceeds to eat it. He then burps out an ad for a mail-in offer promising to record a song.

"The Card"

It is the main location of half of the episode. After the cashier tells SpongeBob that one of the packs of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy cards might contain a rare hologram card, SpongeBob goes through all of his money to try to find the card. However, he fails. Meanwhile, Patrick tries to buy a counting book. However, he gives up and buys the last pack of cards, which SpongeBob notices that it contains one of the hologram cards.

Later, it is revealed that all of the hologram cards were in the pack of cards.

"Ditchin'"

This is the location in which Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are signing The Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy book.

"Squid Noir"

Bubble Bass and three other fish appear inside of the store, where they are then interrupted from Squidward's clarinet playing. Afterwards, Bubble Bass appears outside and pushes Squidward back to his house.

Associated characters

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Trivia

  • Near-Mint is a joke on the word mint, meaning "in good quality of."
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