SpongeBob Comics Annual Super-Giant Swimtacular #1 is a SpongeBob SquarePants comic book, and the first annual issue of the SpongeBob comic book series. It was released in North America on June 19, 2013. It is an extra-large superhero themed comic book starring Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, alongside various superheroes and villains from their history. The end of the comic book features a teaser for SpongeBob Comics #22.


Lo, There Shall Be A Catered Affair!

A reunion of the Aquatic Adventurers is threatened when an old nemesis seemingly returns for revenge.

The Evil That Mendu!

Main article: The Evil That Mendu!
When SpongeBob and Patrick annoy Squidward with their superheroes antics, Squidward decides to join the fun; as a villain!

Sidekick Blues!

Main article: Sidekick Blues
One of the heroes' most fiendish enemies hypnotises Barnacle Boy and captures Mermaid Man, causing the previous Mermaid Man to come out of retirement and save the day.

Super Gary

Main article: Super Gary
Mermaid Man gets Barnacle Boy a new pet: Super Gary.

The Coming of The Golden Kelp!

A heist gone awry causes Plankton to stumble upon some Kelp creatures.

The Secrets of the Merma-Lair!

A tour of the Merma-Lair is disrupted when Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy find out that someone broke in.

Other features

BLEK advertisements

A group of four advertisements during the dynamic duo's golden age about BLEK!

Bonus gallery

A two-page wide poster featuring nearly every single Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy hero and villain that has ever appeared.



  • On the cover, SpongeBob is missing his front teeth.


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