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Muppet Robin Hood comic coming April 29, 2009

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by GelflingWaldo, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    So, has anybody got their copy yet? The Muppet Wiki page doesn't seem to have updated info (in fact, it still lists it as "in development").
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    My comic shop said that Robin Hood had been ambiguously delayed.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I wonder if there's a reason why, or we'll get an exact date on it. If it has been delayed, I have to say... I'm relieved. I didn't have the money to buy both this week.
  4. Gonzo's Chicken

    Gonzo's Chicken Active Member

    I e-mailed Boom to see what the release date of Muppets Robin Hood #1 is. I got the reply that there is not an exact release date at this time. I don't imagine its a bad omen, maybe they will push it back to run in between the current mini and the Peg Leg mini, that way the market isn't flooded and we get a monthly Muppet comic fix.
  5. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    I can't add anything more to that for confidentiality reasons, but it IS coming out, don't worry.

    It hasn't been cancelled or anything scary like that.

    I've read some of the scripts and it's VERY funny. I think you'll all enjoy it :)

    The Kermit-Sam sword fight cover for Issue 4 is mine. It's finally up on Muppet wiki, yaaaay!
  6. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    That is GORGEOUS! I love it! Hysterically funny and just beautiful. I love Sam's design and Kermit's facial expression. The feathers are a great touch. Your work is very commendable! Love it!
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Love the expressions! The bend of Kermit's elbow is exactly like the puppet. :)
  8. SwordKing

    SwordKing Member

    I'm sorry. But the idea of Sam and Gonzo as villains, even comical ones, does not sit well with me.:boo:

    The Sheriff of Nottingham should be either a human, or a Muppet "made"(or drawn rather) especially for that role.
  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    But in the Muppet Show days Gonzo always played villains. However - Uncle Deadly would be a lot more fun and less on-the-hooked-nose. :concern:
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I have to say, I don't like how Sam is Prince John... Sam seems more likely to be the King. I think that Pepe would have filled the role much, much better, as an egotistical, easily corruptible leader. Sam seems too Patriotic, and country before everything else to me.

    Amy, you're cover is kickin! That's what I love about these comics... we see all these great different Muppet styles, and yours has a wonderful Storybook quality that really takes heart the original designs of the Muppet characters, but flexible enough to work as a drawing.

    I especially love that human hand holding the book.
  11. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    Sam's not Prince John, he's the Sheriff of Nottingham.

    Remember that these storybook adaptations are good-natured send-ups, especially with the Muppets doing them. The Sheriff as usually depicted in popular culture is a bully, but also something of a buffoon. He exists for Robin to bamboozle. Sounds like Sam to me.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ah, now I get it. I musta been thinking as Sam in reference to Sean Connery's King in Prince of Theives (or more likely Patrick Stewart's in Men in Tights, cuz I actually saw that one...) But I can really see him as the Sheriff, annoyed by the unPatriotic, and shamefully undignified acts of Robin Hood.
  13. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    Time to blow some dust off the thread.

    Muppet Robin Hood #1 is now ON for a May 27th release.
    It's right there on Boom's 'Coming Next Week' list.

    I figured they'd just delay it by a month and they did.
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Tough Pigs now has a review of Muppet Robin Hood. I think it's the first review so far.

    It confirms that Sweetums plays Little John, mentions a running gag about Kermit as Robin Hood, and also includes an appearance by acharacter not seen since the first season of The Muppet Show. It doesn't say who it is, though. I wonder if that reviewer considers background appearances to count. But.. could it be Hilda? One of the first season jugband members? the shouting lady? a talking house?
  15. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    It's more the running confusion in having Kermit as 'Robin' when his own little nephew NAMED Robin is also running around in there.
    It's a funny thing with these adaptations. Even when the Muppets are playing other characters, it's very hard to not continue to call them Kermit, Piggy etc :D

    I have the script for Issue 1, but I'm not going to spoil the rest.
  16. BlakeMP

    BlakeMP Well-Known Member

    Just a note everyone -- although Muppet Robin Hood IS scheduled for a May 27 release, because of the Memorial Day holiday, it's likely that many comic shops in the US will get their books a day later than usual, i.e. May 28. If you're planning to pop in on Wednesday to get the comic, you may want to call the comic shop and ask if it's going to be on-sale or if you should wait until Thursday.
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Why is the cover art seem to be better than the interior drawing? I blame Amy! (kidding, of course) ;)

    Still, I'm enjoying the style of the different covers a great deal. How are artists chosen for the content duties? Does it have to do with a relationship with the writer?

    Still, Kermit seems to look pretty solid in it and all the various Hood covers too. Does the same artist have to work on all four issues for continuity sake or will that change?
  18. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    That review sounds VERY promising! I've really been looking forward to this one.

    Does anyone know if this one gets a "newsstand" release like the TMS comic does? In other words... can I find it at Barnes and Noble? :p
  19. Leyla

    Leyla Well-Known Member

    I just love the cover art for this one. I'm so excited for it to come out! Glad to hear that it sounds like the inside will be as good as the outside. Now here's hoping it comes out in my neck of the woods...
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Same reason why animated TV shows have better animation in the opening than in the actual series. You have a much longer time to work on something smaller. But so far, I am happy with it. It has almost an Eastern style to it, and it looks like the perfect sort of art for a mild action/comedy series. Much like Roger's art works perfectly with a straight up comedy.

    I cannot wait for future Muppet comic projects, if anything to see other artist's takes on it. I'll be getting this as soon as I can... went on a spending jag this weekend, and I forgot about this.

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