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Day of the Nerd is a story which is a part of the Simpsons Comics series. It was first published in Simpsons Comics 73 and later reprinted into Simpsons Comics: Beach Blanket Bongo.


The kids of Springfield Elementary School are tasked to sell chocolate around Springfield. Before Lisa starts selling, she goes home to watch a Mars Rover. Homer drives her to Shelbyville to sell chocolate, as everyone in Springfield has bought some. Meanwhile, Bart ends up at a collector called Cornelius Morgan, who reveals he is giving his collection to a nerd in Springfield. On the road, Homer takes a shortcut across the desert, and runs over the Mars rover, which is being faked. When no one looks, Homer carves "Homer Rules" into the dust which appears on live television and is claimed as natural erosion. Meanwhile thenerds are doing everything and being filmed by Kent Brockman as news. After a week, Morgan announces the result that the winner is, in fact, himself. He reveals that he was making a mockumentary movie, with Brockman helping. One strong nerds hits a rocket firing robot, which destroys Cornelius's house and sends the collection scattered over town which causes everyone to collect all of the comic book stories.

International releases

  • Finland - Simpsonit - Rantalomalla
  • France - Simpsons Comics 71
  • Germany - Simpsons Comics 76 and Simpsons Comics, Sonderband 16: Superschräger Strandspasse
  • Italy - Simpsons Comics 72
  • Mexico - Simpsons Comics 103
  • Spain - "Super Simpson nº 13" "Magos del Humor Simpson nº 22"
  • United Kingdom - Simpsons Comics 82, The Best of the Simpsons 40 and Simpsons Comics Beach Blanket Bongo


Simpsons Comics Stories 151-200
Simpsons Comics
Greek to Me:Aesop's Fables | Simpson-Sideshow Sibling Smackdown | Marge Simpson in: A Recipe for Disaster | Homer's Run | The Secret Origin of Sideshow Mel | Day of the Nerd | Bummer Vacation Laughter is the Worst Medicine | Down Home Doctorin' Time, with Dr. Hibbert | The Permanent Record Room! Pranks, But No Pranks! | The Permanent Record Room! And The Beatings Go On! | The Permanent Record Room! Truant or False? | The Permanent Record Room! What About If... Skinner Was Scottish? | Bard Boiled:Antony and Cleopatra | Bard Boiled:Julius Caesar | Bard Boiled:Henry V | Bard Boiled:Romeo and Juliet | Bard Boiled:The Two Gentlemen of Verona | Bard Boiled:Richard III | Bard Boiled:Itchy & Scratchy in Titus Andronicus | Bard Boiled:King Lear | The Many Faces of Bob | Homer vs. The Raccoon | Homer vs. The Raccoon II | The Buck Stops Everywhere | Homer For The Holidays:Bart the Red-Nosed Reindeer | Homer For The Holidays:Frostee the Snowmom | Homer For The Holidays:The Gift of the Maggie | Homer For The Holidays:Jingle Bells, Bartman Smells | Homer For The Holidays:Tree's Company | All Fired Up| Lisa Simpson's Book Club:Rhyme of the Middle-Aged Mariner | Lisa Simpson's Book Club:The Little Engine That Couldn't Care Less | Lisa Simpson's Book Club:Little Women | Lisa Simpson's Book Club:The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Kwik-E-Mart Employees | Lisa Simpson's Book Club:The Lion, The Wardrobe, and the Snow Queen | Lisa Simpson's Book Club:Lisa Longsocks | Lisa Simpson's Book Club:Something Pretty Bad This Way Is Coming! Ned the Simpson | Lisa Goes to Camp | The Homer Effect | How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Lisa Simpson To Hell and Back by Bart Simpson | Homer Simpson in Brain Drain | The Principal of the Thing | The Simpson Family Circus | ...Crap That No One Wanted. | Yellow Crush | Hail to the Cat | Who's Who in the New Revolutionary War? | Plaid to the Bone!