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Muppet Comics -- Family Reunion SHOCK!

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Beauregard, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    FAAAAAAAAN SERVICE! :sing:
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Me loves! I also love that it comes right after people were discussing whether she even deserved to be called a Muppet over at the Muppet Cast Tournament.
  4. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Woohoo! Skeeter's back! And I LOVE what they've done with her look. She looks phenomenal.
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    The look is STELLAR! I'm excited to hear what her backstory is, or whether they will keep is vague. Also, I'm so interested to see what her character will be like. FINALLY she has returned!
  6. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Can I order comics from here? I think I've finally found my motivation to buy what I've been missing.
  7. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Active Member

    Ditto. EPIC Win-ness! ;):flirt:
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The artowkr here is great. I figured it would include Skeeter (though I was also expecting a big family reunion for somebody). I like the two-page spread at the beginning (it's more like The Muppet Show opening than the two-page spread from the real first four issues). I also like that it includes characters who haven't been in the comics yet (Luncheon Counter Monster, Prairie Dogs, Sopwidth). Here's hoping that Lips eventually appears in one of these...

    I thought those covers were going to be covers for the first "Guest Stars" issue. I wonder if a change was made or what... I would have expected somethign resembling a family reunion (though the A cover is more appropriate here than for the Guest Stars storyarc). I wonder if Sam's Hamlet act was put in there just so cover B would make sense. But then again... I can't beleive they kept the covers a mystery when we'd already assuemd they'd be for later comics.
  9. King Prawn

    King Prawn New Member

    This is exciting and as has been said by most she looks fantastic.

    You can tell the guys and girls overs at Boom! did this for us, awsome, thanks guys.

    ;)
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Ugh... Does this mean I have to contact my custom figure guy and tell him to redo the whole thing?
    Oh well. *Waits for next week or two when a sort of review comes to the Mindset.
  11. blackaerin

    blackaerin Active Member

    SKEEEETEEEER! *bounces on the walls in happiness*
    ahem, scuse me.

    now that my inital glee has been let out (It's frogging Skeeter! YES! *fistpump* )
    i shall now point out some useless nitpicks and other fan squeals.

    Statler and Waldorf as the powers that be? Good Lord, we're doomed. (but i suppose they're the reason Skeeter's arrived, so maybe they're not all that bad? i do feel sad for their Fozzie piece.)
    speaking of which, it's no fair that Statler and Waldorf gets the prototype Muppet Minis PVCs, they even have the unreleased Floyd and Rowlf PVC! Lucky bums.

    on The Muppet Show spread, next to Luncheon Counter Monster, do i spy the Javas? :D
    yay prairie dogs!
    and Robin! <3
    but why is the Newsman not his usual yellow self?
    and Sweetum's hands are looking very pink today. For that matter, so is Animal.
    (i'm still not happy with the shades of brown used for Fozzie and Rowlf. Fozzie is more of a yellowish orangey brown, while Rowlf a reddish brown)

    hmmm... wasn't Pop's desk on the left side of the backstage door? But they did rebuild the Muppet Theatre, so perhaps the builders switched his desk to the other side of the hall.
    (On a side note, i love Pops. He's such a likeable Grandpa guy. yay for him getting more appearances!)
    Scooter? jeans aren't meant to match with your outfit.
    and Scooter goes le Gasp!
    Mr. Clacky is adorable for a skull. *snickers* 2B or not 2B ...

    overall, i very much like the Langridge/Mebberson team. Mr. Langridge never fails to make me laugh and he writes the characters beautifully while Amy just has the Muppet touch that seems to make the puppets come to life. Can't wait to get this series!
  12. analeisa

    analeisa Member

    Yaaay, Skeeter! <3 I'm loving the look they gave her and can't wait to see how she'll develop.

    Also, I'm excited about the the Langridge/Mebberson combo. Langridge's stories are great and Mebberson's style is more on-model but still expressive. So, I think this will be a great series.
  13. Aaron Sparrow

    Aaron Sparrow New Member

    The truth can now be told! Amy sent me concept sketches of a grown-up Skeeter months ago, and once we saw them we knew we wanted to introduce her. (It also lets us add another female character to the mix!) Roger was on board, turned in a beautiful script, and we were off to the races!

    Special thanks to our friends at the Muppets Studio for letting us do it!

    -A
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    So erm... Just what is Skeeter's new look like? :confused:
  15. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    My questions are HOW the creative team Pulled it off ?

    Because I want to call both Disney and Jim Henson company out on holding this character out THAT LONG! :mad:
  16. Amy

    Amy Member

    Wow, a new thread just for our arc? That's kinda cool.

    While I'm still a little disappointed this got out before release day (we were SO excited and wanted to keep it secret until the issue was completely out), I'm very happy you guys like the return of the Prodigal Twin.

    I just knew she HAD to be brought back. As Aaron said, we need more girls in the Muppet core cast. After all, Skeeter was originally created to be a contrasting female character to Piggy, so there's no reason why she should remain forgotten.

    And yes, MASSIVE thanks to the Disney Muppet Team for letting us bring her back. Even more amazingly, they let me design her!

    Wait'll you guys see the C2E2 variant cover coming soon, especially if you're a Chicago native. Skeeter's first cover!
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    First, I must say that Amy's art has gotten even better since the Peter Pan series. The fluidity, detail and form are spot-on here. Pan seems to have been boot-camp for the stellar art in this series.

    ;) Skeeter looks very much like Scooter, of course. Her glasses are horn-rimmed and go to a point on the outer edges, much like Mildred's. Her yarn hair is in thicker clumps resembling dreadlocks pushed back by a green bandanna tied behind her head. The longest sections of her hair stop right at her shoulders. She's wearing a green-on-green ringer t-shirt with rolled up sleeves that reveal pink and black striped elbow-length fingerless gloves. Skeeter carries a brown stuffed satchel-bag with a bus transfer ticket tied on the back. She also appears to be wearing blue jeans. This is all we can see so far and is right on target of what an adult Skeeter would look like. She's both feminine and tomboy here. I've never been a fan of the invented Muppet Babies character, but this take is appealing and it would be great to translate this into puppet form. I nominate Karen Prell to perform! :excited:
  18. Aaron Sparrow

    Aaron Sparrow New Member

    I think it's a testament to the Muppet Studios' faith in what we do here at BOOM Kids, and in both Roger and Amy, that they approved both the storyline and design for reviving the character.

    Assistant Editor Jason Long and I could not be more excited to be involved with this book, and this arc in particular!

    -A
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Jamie. Why does that descript make me think of Valerie Harper/Rhoda? We've all said Karen Prell should be the "duh" choice to perform a grown-up version of Skeeter. This should've been released last week, it would've fueled her to land in the Muppet Madness 2010 Tournament's Final 5. Well maybe not, but it'd made for awesome FB campaigning badges.
  20. Amy

    Amy Member

    Basically, Skeeter's look came very easily to me.
    Once you see the full comic, there will be some other touches to her clothing that the older fans will appreciate.
    I think Skeeter has an important role to play in the grown-up Muppet family in terms of what she contributes in her personality. Piggy is the diva, Janice is the mellow flower child/rock chick and Skeeter is still the athletic tomboy she always was.

    Basically, her dress sense is Hot Topic with the gothness toned down. ;)


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