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The Android's Dungeon and Baseball Card Shop is a comic book shop in Springfield run by Comic Book Guy. It is located on the town square next to Skip's Diner.


Owned and run by local resident Jeffrey Albertson, more commonly known as Comic Book Guy, The Android's Dungeon is Springfield's premiere location to purchase comic books and baseball cards. The store's motto is "Take me to your baseball cards and comics," spoken by a cardboard cutout of a robot on display in the store's window.

The store is a typical comic book store and features several shelves full of new comic book titles such as Manboy, Radiation Dude, Batboy, Mr. Hop, Batchick, Mr. Smarty Pants, Birdguy, Nick, Cat Girl, Power Person, Dog Kid, Iguana Girl, Snake Kid, Lava Lady, Star Dog, The Human Bee, Mister Amazing and Tree Man. There also a number of more unique collectables in stock such as a Mary Worth phone (traded to Bart for an Itchy & Scratchy animation cel)[1], a McDonald's Hamburglar kiddie coloring book (sold to Milhouse in exchange for bathroom rights)[2], a rare photo of Sean Connery signed by Roger Moore, Bleeding Gums Murphy's Sax on the Beach album (sold to Bart as a present for his sister Lisa), the ultimate pog with a picture of Steve Allen on it, a child's soul (sold to Milhouse), and a rare Spider-Man #1 (purchased and eaten by Homer Simpson as part of a prank monkey gig assigned to him by Mr. Burns).[3]

In "Husbands and Knives", The Android's Dungeon went out of business when a newer, bigger, more friendlier comic book store opened up across the street called Coolsville, which later turned into a female gym called Shapes, but it is unclear how Marge sold the gym back to CBG, because in episodes after this one, it showed The Android's Dungeon in business again.

Some comic books, however, do not sell. Unsold comics typically wind up in the trash in the alley behind the shop. Comic Book Guy often has trouble with nerds picking through his trash, such as the time he threw away a stack of She-Hulk vs. Leon Spinks comics ("Worst. Crossover. Ever." CBG said at the time). Some customers are so troublesome that they are banned from the store. Banned customers include Bart Simpson, Milhouse van Houten, Sideshow Bob, Nelson Muntz and Matt Groening.

When Comic Book Guy had a heart attack, Bart and Milhouse took over running the shop for a brief time and nearly drove it into the ground. Milhouse purchased 2000 copies of a comic entitled Biclops, published by Lenscrafters, about a bespectacled superhero, and the comic sold very poorly. They also held midnight screenings of CBG's secret bootleg video archive. Memorable portions of the screening include footage of local newsman Kent Brockman picking his nose and a Secret Nuclear Defense Plan U.S. Govt. Film. In contrast to the Biclops comics, the screenings proved to be very popular. Ironically, however, it was not Biclops but the video screenings that resulted in the store nearly being closed, when the Springfield Police got wind of the screenings and raided the store. The Android's Dungeon then became an evidence scene, rather than a place of business, when the police discovered the illegal video stash.

Despite the shabby way that Comic Book Guy treats his customers, people always seem to come back to the store. Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics, once visited the store and annoyed CBG to no end, possibly teaching him a lesson about how far he can push someone. However, knowing how his mind works, most likely not.

Rare Items from the Case of Extreme Value

List of Comics

  • Air Space
  • All Picture
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Angry Man
  • The Animated Z-Men
  • Another Bunch of Z-Men
  • Antihero
  • Aquaman vs. The Splasher
  • The Awesome Spider-Man
  • Bart Simpson Comic Book Icon
  • Bartmanga
  • Batboy
  • Batchick
  • Bible Stories
  • Biclops (briefly)
  • Big Gun
  • Birdguy
  • Block Go Comics
  • Bloodspurt
  • Bloodzilla
  • The Bulbo
  • Caps Monthly
  • Captain Squid
  • Captain Steroid
  • Cat Girl
  • Classics Adumbrated
  • Comic-Book Guy Comics
  • Cracked
  • Crazy Comics
  • Crossover Force
  • The Death of Sad Sack
  • Deathkill
  • Detective Comics
  • Dog Kid
  • Dr. Shapiro vs. Plaque-Ula
  • Dragon Bull
  • Fantastic Foreshadowing
  • Flinstons
  • The Formidable Mulk
  • From Heck
  • Giganto
  • Gruu
  • Guts
  • Hamburglar Adventure Comic
  • Histrionik Comics
  • Holo-Foil Man
  • The Human Bee
  • Iguana Girl
  • Invisible Squad
  • Joss Comics
  • Karmatron
  • Killdeath
  • Lava Lady
  • Legion of Scantily-Clad Superheroines
  • Little Lola
  • Lockjaw Legion
  • MAD
  • Manboy
  • Market Share Man
  • Mary Worth
  • Mister Amazing
  • Mr. Hop
  • Mr. Smarty Pants
  • My Dad Comics
  • Mylar Man
  • Namor vs. Hydro Man
  • Nick
  • NM
  • No Story
  • The Only Comics Guide You'll Ever Need
  • Out There
  • Overly-Rendered Man
  • Pneumatica
  • Poot
  • Punch
  • Power Person
  • Pucoman
  • Radiation Dude
  • Radioactive Ham
  • Radioactive Man
  • The Radioactive Man Collection
  • Robot Man
  • Sad Girl
  • Sanz Pantz
  • She-Girl
  • She-Hulk vs. Leon Spinks
  • Sick
  • Skullcrusher
  • Snake Kid
  • Sniff
  • Speed Race
  • Star Dog
  • Super Freak
  • Trademark Wars
  • Trading Card Comics
  • Tree Man
  • U.T.F.
  • The Unwieldy Z-Men
  • Vampire Dinosaur
  • Wonder Lady
  • The Wonder Twins
  • World's Finest Comics
  • X-Dog
  • Z-Babies
  • Z-School
  • Z-Team
  • Zebra Girl
  • Zillionaire
  • Zoidzilla

Behind the Laughter

  • In the DVD commentary for "Three Men and a Comic Book", the origin of the store's name is revealed. The show's creators chose the cheesiest name they could think of for a comic book store, and then the name stuck.
  • In "Husbands and Knives", Comic Book Guy closed the store down and Marge bought and rebranded it as "Shapes" a gym for women. However, The Android's Dungeon returned soon after that episode. But, it all turned out to be Homer's dream in the end and the store was never closed down or rebranded into a gym.


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