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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. MUPPETMONKEY

    MUPPETMONKEY Active Member

    Agh! Sorry for the inconvenience folks. I had to act quick. Boom asked me to remove the image since Disney wants to make it's launch official trough their website.

    They said that the cover will be available trough Meltdown's official website and Boom's as well. It'll be very very limited so I suggest to keep an eye on these sites. I'll keep you posted anyway about any changes.

    Once again, thanks for all the great support, guys!
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks! I bookmarked Meltdown's webstore page awaiting news of your cover. However, I do have it as my screensaver. I can't wait to see it all tagged and branded for the new era of Muppet comic books. :D
  3. unclematt

    unclematt Active Member

    I am so excited about these comic books coming out and the 1st one comes out just a few days before my birthday so it is like they are releasing it as an early birthday gift for me.
  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Gonzo Cover Unveiled!

    Muppet Newsflash's More Muppet Comics Come in May article unveils one cover for Langridge's Gonzo issue. This interpretation actually tickles me (in a good way) so I thought compelled to share that. The image is very tiny, but I can make out Uncle Deadly and what appears to be Clifford in the audience. I also see Fleet Scribbler, what seems to be Bert and more.

    Roger Langridge's style is very much present, but now the character likeness have been adequately merged. I'm liking this. :flirt:
  5. uppitymuppity

    uppitymuppity Member

    OMG, I'm soooooo loving it! I keep forgetting when this hits.
  6. Baby Gonzo

    Baby Gonzo Member

    I have been looking forward to this comic even before I got a mini-comic sample from Mr. Langridge last summer at Heroescon, and I am still looking forward to it with great anticipation, but the coloring irks me a bit. It seems very gradient heavy and has a bit of an unpleasant 90's Photoshop feel, but I am still really excited about it. I like his style and the writing (from what I've read) really complemented the old Muppet Show. I know some people may think otherwise, but his style is suited for the Muppets. Sure, it isn't what we're used to and I wouldn't want it to be the only style we ever see the Muppets, but it's interesting and quirky. I look forward to seeing more.
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    As an avid user of Adobe products; I didn't notice any Photoshop gradients but it does have some shading just like most other comics of today. I have said many things about Langridge's work, but Photoshopped has never been one of them. ;) This beautifully matches the rest of his work. Finally he's risen to the occasion of Muppets in this fan's opinion.

    I suppose the Muppet Show logo does have some stock gradient on it, but that came straight from Disney's art department. I'm not a fan of that look for the logo either. I prefer the classic red stroke/bevel.
  8. SgtGonzoPepper

    SgtGonzoPepper New Member

    I already asked a question on where I can pick these comics up, but I have another one. Actually two:

    1. Can I get comics from BOOM! at just an average comic book store? It'd be worth the trip from where I live for some Muppety Goodness.
    2. Could I subscribe to the series off BOOM's website? And if not, is there a reliable, safe site that would send each month's book to my house?
  9. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    That Gonzo comic... INCREDIBLE! I was floored by it. Seriously almost fell out of my chair--I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't that! That was AWESOME! Such a huge leap above his previous Gonzo work. I love the look out into the audience and spying all of these random characters. And Gonzo looks... GREAT! Kermit and all the others look awesome too!

    And the ROBIN HOOD COVER! WOW! Look at SCOOTER! And ROWLF! They look incredible! I love that we're getting two artists. Amazing. Can't wait for these!
  10. BlakeMP

    BlakeMP New Member

    Don't know about the BOOM website, but the books are carried in comic stores nationwide. It's one of the more reliable smaller publishers. It would be worth it to call the shop in your area and ask if they'll be carrying them. Most shops will even reserve copies for you if you ask.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Bert AND Ernie... Ernie's head is blocked by Gonzo... but you can see his ear and some of his hair, as well as his sweater. I also see a Mildred Huxtetter, A wrong colored Manah Manah, a Snowth, and what looks like a Twiddlebug....
  12. SgtGonzoPepper

    SgtGonzoPepper New Member

    Hmm thank you.
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    I like the covers. I think he's going to get a good feel for everything as it all goes on and make us all happy fans.

    We fans can be a picky bunch. I'm appreciating what I see now.
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yea when Disney Bought the Muppets i thought ok we will more then likely get a few DVD's out of this a show or two and hopefully a movie. I never thought we would see a Muppet Comic book that looks so well made, or a wonderful Muppet web site, that I have a feeling will one day have something from the comics on it as well.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And unlike the last time Muppet Comics came up as a subject (as part of the 25th anniversary of the Muppet Show product launch) these will happen.

    Have you ever walked into a comic book store and saw cheap little comics by like 9th party publishers that make lame little comics based off old TV shows? Ones that look like they don't have an ounce of care in them... some that actually do, but don't even work as comics? Well, I can safely say this isn't one of those times. I sure hope the comics can continue... and even expand into other territories.
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    BOOM! has a their huge Muppet poster (the character puppet poster we always see) up at Wondercon. It dominates their booth, however most attendees see it as a lure because there's no Muppet product at their booth. I was hoping for some advanced promotional item at least. Oh well, My Vinylmation KerMickey will have to do. :)

    I am excited about these comics. I dropped by the Loter booth at Wondercon Friday (he's the artist responsible for a majority of good Disney and Muppets licensing art) and apparently he would like Disney to get the Muppets back into illustrated books as well. These comics will likely be great in their own right, but if successful it could lead to bigger things. Disney has no shortage of talented professionals who want to lend a hand to the Muppets. :D
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yea some more books for kids may be preety good. I really think that if this kicks off and is really good then i can only see great things to come!
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Books for kids are okay, but how about some Muppet books for adults that actually contain substancial images of Muppets inside them? :confused:
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Yea that would be great as well! I think the only thing that has really been not that well done is the last two books, and the DVD's but If they re did at least the movies then I would be happy.
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Whoah! That is Bert and Ernie. Well, Bert was in the background of the Muppet Show Sex and Violence pilot, as well as both Bert and Ernie had speaking roles in the Valentines Special.

    Btw, I think that's a Koozebane alien not a Sesame bug.

    Oh! Btw man, I found this picture of the new Kinnu-Muscle guys I thought you'd dig:
    http://www.clockworkmachina.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/sf48-9.jpg


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