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Muppet King Arthur

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by theprawncracker, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Even though there's no indication TMS #3 got delayed a week anywhere (including Boom's website), TMS #3 was on the new releases shelf today along with Muppet King Arthur #3 and Farscape (ongoing) #5.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna have to check up on King Arthur... I didn't see it yesterday. Maybe my local comic shops just happen to have ordered them a week after their release... Of course, if that Flood could have affected the distribution (which I doubt). But then I only went to one story yesterday. I'll try today or tomorrow or something.
  3. ohtherain

    ohtherain Well-Known Member

    I dislike the Fozzie design. Something about him seems ever-so-slightly off other than the coloring...maybe googly-eyes?
    But it's a very enjoyable comic! Maybe even funnier than TMS! And I noticed Pepe in the audience of the second issue...with green hair!
  4. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Maybe that was the infamous Cousin Monolo?
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't know why I didn't find it at the comic store Wednesday, but I found it yesterday at a different location of the same chain. A More local one at that.

    I gotta say, I'm probably the only one really liking this guy's style. But I do agree the coloring is pretty dark the first couple of pages. I think that's also due to the unfortunate translation of the ink to the paper (which was a respectable economic movie to keep it at the 3 dollar range)... because it looked a LOT darker in person.

    I have to say, the artwork here (and I said this on Prawncracker's Blog) looks the most like an actual comic book. Amy, Shelli and Dave's work looked like animated cartoons (not that there's anything wrong with that, of course) and Rodger's is definitely a Comix style. But there's just something about James's style that gives it a hint of Marvel...Plus, I think he REALLY got Pepe down great, and I love how he draws the Electric Mayhem.
  6. blackaerin

    blackaerin Well-Known Member

    oh, don't get me wrong, Tooth, I love this guy's style as well. His Fozzie could use a little bit of tweaking (he looks more like the early Muppet Show Fozzie puppets with the bony cheeks and the slightly dopey eyes), but overall, i agree with the feeling of it being like a proper comic.
    I just feel that the coloring i've seen so far in the previews doesn't give the art much justice.

    reading that makes me all kinds of happy! :D:sing::flirt:
  7. ohtherain

    ohtherain Well-Known Member

    At last, he finally appears! LOL.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I hate being the guy who says this, but does anyone know when King Arthur 4 comes out?
  9. Leeway

    Leeway Member

    I believe you'll see that in stores on May 5th.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Good. That way it doesn't get released same time as the Fraggle one. I'd hate to see fierce competition between Jim Henson brands. Plus I don't have to scramble up 7 bucks tomorrow to get both...

    I don't trust waiting until weekends anymore.
  11. GonzoLover85

    GonzoLover85 Well-Known Member

    Anyone know why this collection isn't being released as a hardcover?
    I've collected Meet the Muppet, Peg-Leg Wilson, Peter Pan and Robin Hood, all in hardcover format.
    But when looking at amazon, it says the full book for King Arthur is only paperback.
    While later releases, like Family Reunion, and Snow White are still hardcover....

    EDIT: Apparently it's just Amazon.ca isn't offering it. It's still for sale at the dot com site.
  12. Aaron Sparrow

    Aaron Sparrow Active Member

    And you'll see it back on the glossy paper, along with the rest of the BOOM Kids! line. With no corresponding bump in price!

  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Tough Pigs posted a 5-page preview for issue #4, and it looks like both Angus McGonacle and Lips appear in the background!
  14. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    I definitely see Angus (and feel very responsible for getting him included), but where on earth do you see Lips? :p
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Page 5, panel 3, in the audience next to a Muppet cow. I can't see his goatee (it seems to be blocked by a rope), but that's definately a yellow guy with wild hair and Lips' eyes (there aren't many characters with eyes like Lips'... The only other character I can think of is one of the nurses from the Cocanut number when the two nurses transform).
  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Ah, yes. It does sort of look like Lips. Well I'm just excited to see him as an actual character in Snow White.
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    And under Lips, I see a yellow character who looks like it could be a yellow version of King Goshposh. Or maybe it's a yellow Bruno from Sesame Street. Hard to tell... We only see the character's head, neither character is yellow, and both characters are obscure, so the design similarities could just be a coincidence.

    I think I also see a brown/orange Frackle who resembles Boppity at the top. I don't think there are any frackles that color, though it looks like he has a round nose instead of a beak.

    Interestingly, there are a lot of characters in the audience, and most of them look like generic designs as opposed to existing Muppet characters. I'd be more than surprised if that wasn't Lips though.
  18. Leeway

    Leeway Member

    I'm not sure what's more fun...
    You guys identifying the obscure muppets I meant to put in or putting names to the ones I put in by accident. I'm looking forward to seeing your lists after the whole issue comes out.
    I hope you guys enjoy it. I had a lot of fun working on it. Hopefully I'll get a chance to return to the Muppets soon.
    (Begin shameful plug) Oh and don't forget to pick up Darkwing Duck by Ian Brill and James Silvani coming from Boom! this June (end shameful plug)
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You made my day in ways you can't imagine right now! :D
  20. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The artist seems to have hit his stride with drawing the characters. The art looks really good here! :super:

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