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Disney greenlights "The Muppet Show" comics

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by uppitymuppity, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. uppitymuppity

    uppitymuppity Well-Known Member

  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Finally. We have heard of this before, but now it's solid. I hope the characters are well drawn. I liked the other stylistic choice of the artist that was supposed to feature his work in Disney Adventures Magazine, but as a book series I would like something less interpretive closer to the already beautiful style of the Muppet characters.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Qestion... how many times did we hear about Muppet Comics before this actually came up? Weren't there like 2 or 3 other announcements of a Muppet comic that never happened, at least one of which was before the Disney buyout?
  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I don't know of any other comic book plans between the Guy and Brad Gilchrist run of Muppet comics in the 80s and the recent Roger Langridge one that was to be published in Disney Adventures Magazine. I believe this new Muppet Show comic is the same one reported by Muppet Newsflash in January and was to launch this spring. http://www.muppetnewsflash.com/search?q=muppet+show+comics
  5. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    Seems cool to me, one more comic for me to get now I only get Ninja Turtles, Walking Dead, and Wormwood at the moment.
  6. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Great news, at first i thought they were talking a weekly comic and i thought they must be mad, but this will work nice as a little series collectors thing. Interesting its about the Muppet Show, as opposed to just Muppets. Given the TV special it really looks like they are gonna do a new Muppet Show on Television. Also interesting that Disney are urging them to do classic stories re-told, obviously thats what they are most proud of with Muppets and not letting go off, lol, so maybe we might see a bit of that in future movies or TV skits.
  7. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Puke. :boo::grouchy::scary: Otherwise, good news.
  8. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    I will be adding this to the comic I get each month :)
  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  10. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Exactly what i was thinking. As i said, Disney just aint lettin go of that classic stories thing are they? LOL!
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Why would you say that this time? It appears that these issues are ready to go. We have no evidence to the contrary and they're currently pushing it in the most public forum for comics.

    The one thing that bugs me is the classic literature angle they want to work into things later. I guess they like formulaic stories to sell the Muppets. I hope they learn there's more value in getting away from that. The Muppets have always done parody, but they need to just be Muppets for a while. A long while.
  13. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Pretty cool!
  14. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    It's confusing isn't it, because they have the new Muppet movie guy going around saying they'll be no more Muppets in Wonderland, Muppets on Elm Street etc and then a comment like that gets dropped. I guess the Mouse can see that theres no way a classic story could bring the Muppets back properly (as kids dont know the characters) but once they've done that it's something they will do again. You can see why they think that as MCC/MTI were pretty well done and popular. I guess its ok, as long as they mix it up with things where the Mups are themselves and don'y try to put a modern spin on it.

    Also, i cant think of that many classic stories where the Muppets could fit in, they already murdered Wizard Of Oz.

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  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't see how they can't. I mean, if they do them as short comic stories, they'll be a lot closer to Muppet show skits... maybe even Muppet Classics theaters... than they will be to the Muppet Lit Movies.

    Though they did Muppet Robin Hood as a comic book before... one of the Muppet babies books, I believe. I have it.
    Plus, as far as movie parodies go? What about those great comics from Muppet magazine? I still remember Chore Games.
  17. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    They also did Robin hood in the muppet show so they could just base the comic off that.
  18. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    sweet news! :)
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

  20. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I agree. Maybe they want the style to be a secret? It's not a good strategy either way. I hope the style favors Frith's artwork more than the modern manga stuff we've been seeing in Henson properties.

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