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Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by a_Mickey_Muppet, Apr 11, 2011.
Disney REALLY needs to appoint someone in charge of quality control with the Muppets!!
Why would you? If you have the comics, you HAVE it already!
Anything I can say at this point is redundant... I ALWAYS felt this was a stupid idea, I don't know how this is going to appeal to anyone... meanwhile I picked up and thumbed through the Phineas and Ferb Across the Second Dimension magazine... Original comics?!? Fun articles?! Existentialist Bookmarks?!?! (not kidding) An ACTUAL magazine format?!?! I hope to see a PROPER Muppet movie magazine around the time the film comes out, like they have with roughly everything else.
But funny thing... remember when I was complaining about how stupid this was and everyone said I was being negative and to shut up? Yeah... crummy non-indicative cover.... but then again, don't we all have the original 4 comics, the reprints, or the GN reprints by now?
Nooooo! i dont have all the Boom Muppet comics!
Well, than, this thing's for YOU!!!
Yeah, it's a nice way for people who weren't able to get the comics... but they could have put a LITTLE more effort into the cover.
i like it, i dont see anthing majorly wrong with the piggy cover! i think some people are waaaaaay over dramatizing it tho.
The fact that it's not indicative of what's inside other than Piggy is a clear problem. if there are future issues, I'm sure they'll have other single characters. However, a Purple cover with just Piggy sends the message to the children this magazine is intended for that it's a girl's magazine.
But why not a cover with ALL the characters? That's my question.
Still, I hope to see a one shot Muppet movie magazine like they have had for all the other Disney movies (including movies with Marvel characters from other studios) with articles. That Phineas and Ferb magazine was brilliant. I wish I bought it at Borders at 40% off...
but isnt intended for Muppet fans? The kids (or kid) buying this could be a muppet fan too!?
This was clearly just for kids. if they did anything for fans, they'd listen to them and just release the last 4 issues in comic book form that the fans actually want. I don't see anyone over the age of 10 buying these unless they missed out on the comics the firt second and third go around. it DOES reach a higher audience than comic book stores, yes. Kids do go to those places, but not every kid.
Still, I want to see a Magazine in the vein of the Phineas and Ferb ones with original short comics.
Yeah, the cover isn't the best.. but like Dr.Tooth said, I completely missed out on the original comics run.. I'd like to buy this just so I can get an idea of what the comics are like
Great news guys.. There is an ALTERNATE cover!!
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I picked up this today at my local Books A Million. They also had the Piggy cover.
Now that's more like it - still could be a lot better but at least this one has more characters (which is a bit needed if the concept is "Meet the Muppets" Plus the style's a little more ever so slightly stylized and prepares the reader a little more for what lies within. Even if that version of Piggy had been used on the regular cover, it would have helped.
gotta agree..buut i am one of the few who didnt grab it in its original run so im hopeing th pick this up
I like this composition more... but I can't say I'm in love with the style. There's something about it that makes me thing that the artist had one piece of reference art for each character, maybe two, and just ad-libbed from there rather than Googling around to see what Miss Piggy's snout really looks like, or the color of Animal's body, or the difference between Gonzo's nose and a water spigot. Of course, this could just be me being a little testy because I'm still miffed at Boom losing the license.
That said, I'll be buying this for my niece and nephew. The thought of giving them the Boom printings makes me cringe, given how roughly everything gets treated at their house, but I could give them this with a clear conscience, and I feel it my duty to provide some sort of positive Muppety influence.
I agree... it's a better cover yes, but still... a better cover for something I already have, and I'm annoyed by Boom's loss of that and the Pixar license... but I'm sure we probably wouldn't have got Darkwing or Ducktales out of it (seems like Rescue Rangers was only an 8 issue thing... there's no reference to future issues on the website. That's not a good sign).
I thought there would eventually be alternate covers. Glad they did that!!
Remember the original run separated out the stories into Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo and Fozzie. Even though this includes all the character stories, they could still be making additional covers to showcase them. Yes, the new Miss Piggy cover is a hack job. There's no way to delicately put that. It probably was intended for the girlie demographic.
This new five-character cover is much better. It's not ideal. This style is particularly selected for the 7 and under crowd. We got the nicer editions.
I still say this is a good move for Disney. I just wish they'd thrown in the last issue before throwing in the towel at Boom. Maybe they're saving that to maintain our fan interest too. Let's hope so!
Yeah, but according to their plans, they'll release this quarterly... 4 issues a year... we'd have to wait 2 years AFTER the arc that was supposed to come out 6 months ago for that one... provided they even get the art and script. And that's if they DON'T toss some of the classics issues in the mix. An alright move to get more casual people involved... a big nyeh nyeh to people who followed the comics since the Disney Afternoon collapse. All we got Pixar wise besides the Cars magazine reprint is a movie adaption comic of Cars 2...
I say we kindly write and twists some arms to get the 4 Seasons arc published separately as single comics first.
that other cover with everyone on it i bought this just cause they were never released here guess when it says marvel comic book shops get them over to the uk but two years for 4 seasons i'm suprised disney didn't want a lot of the other issues to be released before the movie like an arc each month
It gets me wondering, if The Four Seasons ever does come out, I wonder if they'll be numbered accordingly, or if they'll be renumbered, or even if they won't be numbered at all. Same with any new comic books if we do get new comic books.
It was said that the plan is to rerelease comics every three months. I wonder if they'll do that with just TMS Comic Book or if the Muppet Classics will be rereleased as well.
Now that I found out they pulled the SAME friggin stunt with the Disney Afternoon license, I hope these crappy crappy crappy magazine reprints fail big time. I HATE Disney's treatment of the license from a GOOD indie comics company so they can consolidate everything to a company that wouldn't even print a new Cars comic if it was guaranteed to sell out on the first day because it's more profitable to kill off every super hero and bring them back a month later.
I HATE these magazines with a total passion now. The covers SUCK, the printing stock SUCKS, and the Disney comics management SUCKS! Screw their ownership of Marvel, indie comic companies are the ONLY places pop culture icons can thrive.
i feel like disney thought boom! was going into adminstration or something the way there giving them to marvel even though boom! was doing such a good job with them and the reprints should only be shipped overseas to france germany or the uk then they might sell but i think that might fail to
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