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Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Drtooth, Jan 29, 2010.
I saw what looked to be Weezey from Toy Story 2 and Hamm from all three Toy Story movies.
I read at the tough pigs forum that the third issue of Muppet Snow White came out today, but previews didn't make it online yet. Anybody see the latest issue?
I can confirm. Muppet Snow White #3 did come out today (as did the latest issue of Farscape ongoing) I have a feeling this was a spur-of-the-moment thing (as lots of Boom's release dates have been lately). My comic shop is really good at posting what comics are coming out the next week and when the Farscape/Muppet titles first came out, they were more accurate than what got reported on Muppet fan sites. However this year i've noticed that not only do some Boom titles come out that weren't announced the week previous but even the official Boom website doesn't even announce what new titles are released each Wednesday now until that very morning (they used to announce "coming next week" but now you have to log on each Wednesday morning to see what books are hitting the shelves that day)
As has become more of the norm, there were no indications until this morning that either Farscape or Muppet Snow White would be out today until this morning which may be why there were no preview pages beforehand.
This was a great day for a Henson comic fan as both the Farscape and Muppet Snow White issues were top-notch (i really needed these after a tough day/week at work!). The latest issue of Farscape reminded me of what would be the show's first episode of each year's final four-episode season ending arc! And Muppet Snow White gets better each issue with this latest one poking fun at differences between the original Grimm Brothers version versus "popular culture"'s view, some more fun character cameos including some fan favorites from Muppet Treasure Island, a little in-joke at the JHH musicians, an "off-stage" cameo/reference to a great Muppets Tonight! character, and more storyline tweaking and twisting!
My only two criticisms is that it was a little unclear as to whether that was Annie Sue making a cameo on pages 3/4 or if it was Piggy in a disguise (and until Spamela showed up on the next page, it seemed like it was her at first). Plus one character listed among that issue's "cast members" in the opening introduction doesn't actually appear anywhere else in that issue (which could be explained as the story's having gotten "off-script" maybe but another character that wouldn't have otherwise shown up as a result of that twist is also listed in the "opening credits") AND said Muppet also has his name spelled wrong!
No one noticed Godzilla in amongst the easter eggs?
Actually, MSW was listed in the BOOM "Coming Next Week" section. I saw it there last week, and called the comic shop yesterday to make sure they got 'em in. As Diamond shorted them--as usual--I went after work and got one of the two copies that came in. (Got the cover with the Electric Mayhem rockin' out, which is the one I wanted because of the pipe organ. Bloody brilliant, that.)
That's very bizarre. I hope I can get out there and find it. Tough Pigs didn't even have a preview, and they usually get it in, even before Comic resources does half the time.
I REALLY hope Darkwing Duck didn't come out too... that's very short notice.
Yup, it did. It was listed on BOOM's site as well, so I made sure they held one for me.
Okay, I guess they're a little busy at Comic Con and they must've just forgot or didn't have the time to give anyone any previews (though I swear Darkwing Duck 2 was up for almost a month). Respectable but kinda a drag, since I gotta rush out and get both of them today. I usually try to get them on Wednesday because they only get 2 of each comic in, and I usually wind up with the last one on the shelves.
Boy was I lucky. First comic store I went to (my most local one, in fact) happened to have BOTH. I barely flipped through Snow White yet...
Lew's the one that's misspelled, right?
So do any of them actually appear on-screen (on-panel?) or is it more of a verbal reference? The Tough Pigs interview with the writer (artist?) said that he planned on giving Beard a cameo.
I can indeed confirm that it WAS Annie Sue. The pig in question had her trademark orange 'fro, and she said "This is the only way I can get into the comic" or something to that extent. Piggy doesn't need to ask to be put into the comic, as she's the villain.
But really... love how all hades breaks loose in this one.
According to Muppet Wiki, Clifford appears in an easter egg cameo.
I already knew he made a cameo in issue #2. But I meant besides that (and last I checked, earlier today, the Muppet Wiki page didn't appear to have any new info regarding issue #3).
I hope Tough Pigs posts a review soon (and maybe also post the first five pages). It seems like The Muppet Mindset reviews only include images that Tough Pigs posts first... It'd be a shame if The Muppet Mindset posts a review monday that doesn't have any images at all (even if I'd rather see a review with no images than no review at all).
That reminds me... other than Annie Sue, off the top of my head:
Sweetums (in a very bit part)
and Mean Mama
There really isn't that many character cameos, and I can't tell if certain cameos are specific characters or just Muppetized background characters or what.
Yeah, that's the thing with stylized art, sometimes it can be hard to tell is a Muppet is supposed to be a certain existing character or just an artist's own design (Langridge sometimes has that issue in his art) - in fact i'm not altogether convinced that the pig who appears on page 8 is supposed to be who you mentioned - looks more like a "random" pig to me (and more like his season one prototype) though there's a couple of pigs on pages 2-3 that look more like they could be Andy/Randy but still good be "random pigs" depending on the eye of the beholder.
Tough Pigs finally has a five-page preview for the comic. And it looks like it's the best issue so far! I noticed some characters that Dr. Tooth didn't mention, such as Jerry (aka Slim Wilson) and Beard.
I noticed that the bartender in the two-page spread of issue #3 looks like Zoot with a full head of hair. He's even dressed similar.
I noticed that too! My first thought was actually '...Zoot's evil twin?' XD
I had lots of reservations about the Muppet Tales comics mainly because whether it be film, tv, or book form the Muppets are best playing themselves instead of other people and although each film had moments, by far the weakest Muppet movies have been the ones where they're telling classic stories. But so far, all the tales have been made of win - even the weaker ones put the movie equivalents to shame. I've read each tales miniseries and have come away thinking "now why couldn't the films been like that?" I've gone from not really caring about them to totally looking forward to each issue. Of course it helps that so far, each comic series has been stronger than the one before it. Each one raises the bar and so far each team meets the challenge of topping what's come before. I know that pattern can't continue and sooner or later there will be a let-down, but i have become a fan of these. Plus if Disney's always had this odd obsession with having the Muppets tell classic stories, i'd rather see them doing it in comics than spending all the time and money doing it in a movie when said resources could be used on a better project like the one they're currently working on. Mind you, i wouldn't object to tv specials like these comics.
I agree... even when Jerry wrote them, the classic retelling movies were by far the weakest. I'm just going to come out and say, the reason why these ARE so good is that there aren't any human actors to be cast in roles that are just perfect for Muppet characters. Face it... if they actually made a Muppet Snow White, Kermit would be lucky to be one of the 7 Dwarfs. This comic is even in the style of MCC (especially since Rizzo and Gonzo are in the narrator roles playing the storytellers) and manages to be sharper in the writing category. Even the Robin Hood comic (which was plagued with first batch syndrome) is more interesting than MCC was. Not that I didn't like that movie... but when you have all the Muppets playing themselves playing all the roles (at least in the last 2 they seemed to REALLY do some damage on that fourth wall) you have something that works much much better.
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