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Marvel prepares Muppet Omnibus

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by j3h, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

    From USA Today:

    The upcoming hardcover tome The Muppets Omnibus collects the previous 4 comic series by cartoonist Roger Langridge featuring Jim Henson's fan-favorite creations: The Muppet Show, The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson, The Muppet Show Comic Book and The Muppets. Slated for an April 2014 release, the book pulls from material originally published by Disney and Boom! Studios, which previously had the license to release Muppets comics.
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Other than The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson, is anyone else confused by exactly which other arcs will be included? Especially when there's a total of six arcs: Meet the Muppets, Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson, On the Road, Family Reunion, Muppet Mash, and The Four Seasons. Would prefer to get the entire definitive complete collection, but thanks for the Mupdate j3h.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    No research into what titles, and all they're saying is The Muppet Show (comic book), The Muppet Show Comic Book: Treasure of Peg-leg Wislon, The Muppet Show Comic Book, and The Muppets (Show Comic Book). So basically they gave us ONE title out of 6.

    Unless "The Muppets" is the Four Seasons, as it was released as The Muppets.

    I'd love to see 2 volumes, one featuring the first four arcs, the other featuring 2 arcs and the strongest of the Fairy Tale side comics (Peter Pan and/or King Arthur and Snow White). I'd probably rebuy these comics in a nice format.

    But I REALLY think they should do a Muppet Babies reprint collection. Some of those comics were quite good. And what's the hold up with the second half of the Fraggle Rock reprints?
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The press release IS confusing. And how do we know the "preview" comic isn't among them (it would be great if they'd include the Pigs in Space comic that was left out of the first trade paperback).

    I guess a good release strategy would be for this to have the preview comic and the first three storyarcs (and of course the Pigs in Space one-shot), then a second volume with Family Reunion, Muppet Mash, The Four Seasons, and Robin Hood. Then a third one with Peter Pan, King Arthur, Snow White, and Sherlock Holmes, and then they're all released in three paperbacks.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I hope they fix some of the coloring errors. I don't want to see any Orange Beaked Sams in this thing.
  6. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

    I think the story arc break down by series is this:
    1)The Muppet Show = Meet the Muppets
    2)The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson= peg leg arc obviously
    3)The Muppet Show Comic Book = pigs is space #0, on the road, family reunion, monster mash
    4)The Muppets = four seasons.

    My question is will this omnibus omit pigs in space 0 issue and Family Reunion since Langridge only wrote them and not illustrated those particular issues?
  7. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hmm, that brakedown does include everything. If this ends up being the release, I'd be interested. Thanks for the Mupdate. :news:
  8. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I would be definitely interested in the collection if it included all those books, hopefully further information will surface soon that clarifies what is in the collection.
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If this is every issue of the comic book, I wonder how expensive it will be (over or under 100 dollars?). Of course I have every issue in some way (whether individually or as four-issue collections) so I don't have to worry about the expense here (I might if they did one with all of the Muppet Classics, but it'd be cheaper as there is one four-issue story less than The Muppet Show Comic Book).
  10. Weirdo96

    Weirdo96 Active Member

    I never got around to buying any of the Muppet comics, but I'll definitely get them once the omnibus comes out. I just hope it's not too expensive.
  11. Loren

    Loren Member

    Marvel's new solicitations include the omnibus:

    Written by ROGER LANGRIDGE
    It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights! It’s time to turn the pages of this Omnibus tonight! The Muppets take Marvel in this zany collection of Roger Langridge’s award-winning, gag-filled adventures of Kermit and the gang. From Bunsen and Beaker to Piiiigs In Spaaaace, all your favorites are here in a volume as hilarious as it is compendious — one even Statler and Waldorf wouldn’t hate! It’s time to get things started with the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational book of all! Collecting THE MUPPET SHOW (2009) #1-4, THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK: THE TREASURE OF PEG-LEG WILSON #1-4, THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK #0-11 and THE MUPPETS (2012) #1-4.
    1296 PGS./All Ages …$49.99
    ISBN: 978-0-7851-8792-9
    Trim size: oversized
    1296 PGS./All Ages …$49.99
    ISBN: 978-0-7851-8793-6​


    As if to add to the confusion, the listing says the book is 1296 pages. Except the issues listed only add up to less than HALF that pagecount; it should be more like 600 pages. In all likelihood, that's just an error in the solicit; a full-color 1300-page omnibus would not possibly be retailing for just $50.
  12. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Hmm! This solicitation is for publications shipping in December. Looks like it was moved up a bit.

    So, this prints all the core TMS comics, not the "Muppet Classics" comics? Cool. It'll be nice to have them all in one place, and at a decent size. Those small collections wreck my poor middle-aged eyes.
  13. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

    Here are the two cover choices:
    Wide release cover by Langridge

    Direct Market (ie comic shops) cover by Phil Noto
  14. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    NOT feelin' that Direct Market cover. I'll buy from Amazon if that's what it takes to get the Langridge cover.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It's a well painted cover, but it seems waaaay too reliant on poser photos for reference. The look of the cover is nice, but Roger's cover is far more creative and original.

    I'd love to see the classics line collected as well. Even though the first and last stories are weaker than the core middle ones.
  16. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I can't think why they'd want to use that painted cover. It's not bad art (though not at all to my taste) but, shoot, it's a comic book filled with Langridge's art and writing! Why on earth would they not put Langridge's art on the cover?
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    For me, the artwork is nice, but pretty stiff. Langridge's original cover, while used before, shows the perfectly insane wackiness that the comic is all about.

    Too bad they couldn't commission a new piece from Langridge. Or for that matter, Amy, Shelli, or James.
  18. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member

    MikaelaMuppet and ryan19 like this.

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