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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by uppitymuppity, Jul 23, 2008.
I just did. Very curious.
Did you ask whether #5 was for real or jus t atypo, or did you ask which character would be featured, or did you do both?
It would be interesting if each issue were to always focus on a different character, to the point where they'd eventually do issues starring characters like Fleet Scribbler and Mahna Mahna.
Well, I was looking at the blog comments, and Roger Langridge left a comment. It actually is a fifth issue, the start of a new four-issue story arc. Langridge said that Boom! refers to the first of all storyarcs as "#1", but Langridge wouldn't do it that way. The storyline is called "The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson".
I wonder if the new storyarc will be a "Muppet Show" comic or if it will be more of a generic "Muppets" comic. I don't think the title sound slike something that'd lend itself well to The Muppet Show, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. And maybe one of us can ask on the blog.
Only a few more days....
BOOM! Studios has provided Comic Book Resources with an exclusive preview of "The Muppet Show #1" - so you can read the first 10 pages of the comic online right now!
More information on the release:
Folks, feast your eyes on this gorgeous, AMAZING big Muppet Show illustration MuppetNewsFlash just posted:
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Seriously. Wow. I have no words.
Wow. I like what I saw so far. I especially like that two-page spread of characters that comes after the newsflash. So many obscure characters... the Koozebanes, Nigel, George, Mildred, JP Gross, what looks like a purple version of the happy Hugga Wugga creature (so I guess that is him, and not Mama Twiddlebug, on the cover of issue 3). But who is that green creature next to Sweetums? I thouhgt about it for a minute, then thought it might be Gloat, but then I saw a more accurate-looking Gloat a few pages later. My only complaint about that spread is that Lips isn't there with the band.
Still, I like the Newsflash strip, and that thing with the frogs is funny, though those frogs look too much like real frogs, and not like Muppet frogs.
And I've noticed thata in what's been revealed so fara that Kermit never actually says he misses the swamp. I have a feeling that the other smight just be assuming.
I'm a happy Muppet fan. This looks good. It's in a different stylized look, but the essential 'feel' of what is Muppety is there. Bring on the comics!
Well I read the first 11 pages, and I think this is going to work! I had my doughts at first, but I really liked what I saw. The best thing is that this is going to help bring some of the Muppets that we have not seen in quite some time have some big parts. Scooter is on almost every page, and so was Rowlf, and Robin. So I think fans of the classic Muppet show will be very pleased.
Looks nice Very colorful and energetic!
I'm blown away by this. The first ten pages are incredible... This IS The Muppet Show. The acts, the characters, everything! KOOZEBANE, for corn's sake! I absolutely LOVE this. I can not WAIT for Wednesday, just asked today if my local comic shop would have them in, and they will so I'm getting even more anxious! This is such a great time to be a Muppet fan!
(pokes head in after an earned break)
The writing is the best it has been since the days of Jerry Juhl. I don't take that lightly. I can actually see much of this as storyboarded material for a new Muppet television program.
The character inclusions, layout and colorizations are top shelf. Most of the character interpretations are attractive with a few exceptions (like Gonzo and Scooter) that will likely approve over time. The inclusion of Dr. Teeth in the 2nd cover's O is a lovely surprise.
I might not have time to review this for MC, but going on what I have seen so far it is at least deserving of a B. Probably more.
I wonder if that two-page spread after Muppet News is supposed to be an opening. It'd be great if something like that appears in every issue. I wonder if the same artwork would be used each time, or if it would always have differences. I'd prefer slightly different opening images, with different characters being included each time.
The only small problem I had was that the Koosbannians talked. I don't think they ever did that on the Muppet Show, but the joke was funny, so I don' know.
I never thought this would work, for a moment.
But it does! It sooooo does! It's a great break for the Muppets, into this new form, and it's totally fabulous! I am overly excited and cannot wait to get my own copy!
I'm loving this. I just ordered the first issue off BOOM!'s site. Roger Langridge has done a really good job. Everyone was put off by his style, but after seeing the finished product I'm really liking his take on the characters. Also, maybe it was just me, but the sketch with the 4 frogs seemed so much like something that would've been on the original show. Back when the sketches ended with explosions. Haha.
Yeah... George and Beau exchanging confused stares? Priceless.
So far, I am LOVING how this is coming together... I'm sure Gonzo will look much better in future issues, but I really like the feel this comic has been given. Especially how the Muppet News segment was handled. That's pretty hard stuff to translate to comic form (Swedish Chef is almost impossible... I've tried a couple times).
I know that alot of times when somethign is released there is a "yoour thoughts" thread while thread slike this ge tclosed, but when the firs tcomic gets released I really think this should stay open, as it's for the comic serie sin general.
Does anyone know of any UK retailers that are going to be stocking these?
Unfortunately, that probably won't happen. The street date for a comic book release refers to the day it goes to the direct market (i.e., comic book shops and online retailers). It won't show up in bookstores and on newstands for another 2-3 weeks. And that's assuming that it even goes to newstands at all -- most books from Boom! Studios don't make it to the mass market in comic book form, only in the collected graphic novels. Now keep in mind, I say MOST. It's possible they've made arrangements to get these outside of the comic shops. Hopefully they have, I just don't know.
Oh. Please excuse me while I leave the room and scream some profanity...
(two minutes later)
Dang it! There aren't many comic book shops around where I live (that I know the way to). I don't go to those comic shops very often, so I'm not sure whether they sell new and used comics or just used. And I am not an online shopper. The only time I asked my parents to order me somethign online was winter 2004, the season of the Sweetums and Jim Henson Muppet action figures, the series 3 mini muppets only being available at Palisades Direct, and the Musicland stores not selling series 9 of the figures (and all of my local Electronic Boutiques stores stopped selling Muppet figures after series 4). And after putting all those on my christmas list, all I got were Sweetums, Lips, and Pops (of course, Lips and Pops were the only series 9 figures I had asked for...)
Still, I hope that the comic book stores I know how to get to will carry them tomorrow (though I have to work until 4). It's a shame that I didn't know this until now, the day before the release, after being so excited about the comic book since the announcement.
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