Martin Prince / by Anthony Gibbins

On today’s page we see Monas Brickvir back in his office. He is particular pleased with himself, having puzzled out who had Ravena’s suitcase. You may remember his use of cui bono? logic, assuming that whoever had the suitcase would now have more money than before. He then saw Marcellus in fancy new threads getting picked up in a fancy new car. There was a need to represent this feeling of self-congratulatory-contentment visually, and - excuse my self-congratulatory-contentment - I think I nailed it.

Way back in August 2013, Lego announced that they would be creating a Simpsons series of Lego minifigures. They were released in 2014. This was well before Lego was on my radar, but I remember buying one, just for the heck of it. (I think I might have gotten Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, but whoever it was, it is long gone now). Later that year Lego released The Simpsons House, which you can check out here. That was followed by a second set of minifigures and then the Kwik-E-Mart in 2015.

Which brings me to Martin Prince. You know him. Here is his intro from the Simpson’s Wiki;

Martin Prince, Jr. (born August 2) is Bart's classmate, and is Lisa's rival in intelligence. He is Nelson Muntz's favorite target for bullying and is an academically brilliant teacher's pet, and is portrayed as a stereotypical nerd. Martin is a fourth grade student at Springfield Elementary School. He is usually shown as Bart's friend due to the fact that he is occasionally seen with Bart, along with Nelson, Milhouse, and other kids.

Well, the Martin Prince minifigure came equipped with the wonderful little book that you see in today’s picture, which I picked up on e-bay. Of course, there is ample evidence that living with a high IQ can be very difficult indeed, and I certainly do not mean to make light of that. pax.

Monas meanwhile is reading a book in his office (the seat of his duty) and waiting for Ravena, very content because he knows for certain who has the suitcase. Soon Ravena knocks on the door.