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NEW Disney Marvel MUPPET comics!

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by a_Mickey_Muppet, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    Drtooth, you need to chill out.

    I can't go into details publicly, but I assure all of you that the license leaving Boom was the best possible thing to do. Boom mishandled the Disney properties big time and I am absolutely on Disney's side in not renewing the license.

    I also assure you that some of us are working VERY hard behind the scenes to try and keep making new comics. Disney is still working out their publishing strategy for these titles and new comics are not just going to magically continue straight away. These things take time.
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks Amy! That was kind of my feeling. I do support independent comics, but the Disney brands are really big to handle. Also, I enjoyed your piece for Tough Pigs' 10th! :)
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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Eh... so it's there fault, is it?

    I just really hope that SOMETHING happens with the Disney Afternoon titles. I mean, the Muppets ARE getting a movie... Darkwing Duck can't even get the rest of the series in season sets.

    I mean, I can live without Ducktales and Rescue Rangers... but Darkwing? That ending and not being able to find the Inspector Gadget GN were disappointing.
  4. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the insight, the update, and the hope:)
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  5. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

    Has anyone come accross this cover yet?
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  6. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I would be very surprised if Disney put out new DA and Muppet comics that matched Boom's for fun. I would very, very much like to be surprised. I don't expect to, but if I am I will gleefully eat my words with ginger dressing.
  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Now I definitely like that cover!

    My only issue was the covers. I think it's wonderful so many Muppet pages are packed into a $5.99 deal at a number of mainstream retailers. Who could be against that, getting the work to a broader public and kids?

    People can complain to the next ice age that Langridge didn't get his last issue out, or that certain titles didn't continue, but if the license can continue under Marvel Kids Imprint even better I say(marketing and saturation wise)
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Honestly, Ducktales and Rescue Rangers they can do whatever they want with, but I'm gonna just say...

    I love Ian Brill's Darkwing Duck continuity. I like his take on how Quackerjack isn't so much evil as disturbed and overly creative... and I like how they wrote him off in such a a heartbreaking way. I really wanted to see what he'd do with Bushroot, who always seemed reluctant to be a villain.

    I mean, really. These are the BEST Darkwing Duck comics since maybe the long form ones at Disney Adventures (Super Hero Union Dues for one). At least... I at least want them to finish with a Darkwing Classics reprint vol 2. Plus, I'm disappointed they didn't rerelease the epic Disney Adventures crossover arc, "Legend of the Chaos God."

    I want them to keep this continuity up if they do continue these comics... I'm still doubtful about them being continued at all at this point, not as, but still. I have some of the Marvel Disney Afternoon 1990's comics. The Darkwing stories were all pretty good, but there was some pretty dodgy artwork. One even had a HUMAN villain! But in no way do they measure up to this series.

    You really seem to flip flop on this one... :insatiable: Maybe it was the Piggy cover that set things off. Somehow that new cover just would work better when they reprint the Peg Leg Wilson arc (Kismet wears sunglasses).

    I remit to this being for kids, and I'm glad they'd probably get an audience that broadened to like, grocery stores and Wal*Mart... but I don't want to have to wait 2 years for something we should have had earlier this year. There was nothing on either party to gain by not publishing one last finished arc. That's like my cousin who almost dropped out of high school when he was a senior.

    I really truely hope that what Amy's talking about is going to go down, but all I can hear is Marvel management saying "We gotta kill off The Punisher and then bring him back when the fans complain." I am not digging mainstream comic companies and what they're going through right now. I'm sure they'll try for another kid's line with Disney titles at some point... but that's just it... waiting for that some point.

    There should be a way to get the reprint magazine comics out there for kids, AND keep new media coming in for the fans. The Disney Afternoon titles moreso than anything else. I think they're sublicensing some of the classic Disney comic reprints to Fangraphics (though I can't tell if they're strips or actual comic book reprints). Again, the Muppets are getting a movie... Talespin, Rescue Rangers, Gummi Bears and the rest are not.
  9. steet

    steet New Member

    Well, there's one Disney series that unfairly hasn't got a comic revival yet, and this is TaleSpin. It was a major Disney Afternoon series and has a huge fan following, but Disney didn't do ANYTHING with it in 20 years.
    Boom! Studios got a lot of requests for that one, but couldn't do it because they didn't own that licence. So, I am REALLY hoping that Marvel will make new Disney Afternoon comics, and especially TaleSpin!

    We're currently running a petition to that effect, which so far has collected more than 900 signatures!


    So yes, Muppets, Cars, Darkwing Duck fans may be complaining...but think about the fans who didn't get anything in 20 years!
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Talespin unfairly got the short end of the futureless future stick. I have no doubt that they would have published Talespin in time, but the license ended before anything came out of it.

    Again, Amy is saying that Boom mishandled the license as well, and I have faith that some of these comic artists and writers will twist arms at Marvel or Disney and get these comics to continue. I just have no faith that Marvel will bat an eye at them and come up with some lame gimmick to try to get sagging sales of old standbys. it's going to take a LOT of suggestions and letters to get them to do anything besides reprints (that are barely 2 years old).

    All the TDA cartoons deserved a shot at a 4 issue miniseries at least. Even Bonkers.... well, maybe not Mighty Ducks... but all we got were a thankfully decent running Darkwing, a Rescue Rangers with an unsatisfying ending, and Ducktales with a story that was too grand in scope to tell in 4 issues and got completely truncated, and sloppy factory artwork. And nothing else. I at least wanted to see a second DW annual. I mean, Tad Stones wrote a short for it.

    I'm indeed signing.
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    So Tooth, in a way do you think the Muppet/Pixar/Disney Afternoon plethora of titles suddenly crashing mirrors the January 2005 situation with Dreamwave in regards to the Transformers titles?

    I reallllllly love the art of the Disney cartoon Boom titles, as well as Toy Story and Incredibles...always wished those teams could have done a Muppet comic series or one shot.

    Mmm, well at least there's the Fraggle comics! Those are just amazing, especially the latest issue's Uncle Matt story. Heck, I even buy those dollar Sesame kid's books from Target and Dollar store now and then(I have a ton of em dating from 1972 to 2011) I'd love to see a beautifully illustrated Muppet coffee table book someday
  12. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Dropped by the best comic shop in town a week or so ago. They still had SOME of the 1st ed BOOM Muppet titles (and I bought one, "Family Reunion"), but unfortunately not the 1st issue...but they did also have one copy left of the new reissue (with the Piggy cover -- wish I'd been able to find one of the alternates! Those are great!) and so I picked that up too, as I don't have the first issue.

    Sigh...so many products, so little cash...
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Dreamwave is a different situation. I can't remember all the specifics, but the guy in charge was a jerk, and idiot, he stole credit, all this horrible stuff happened, and the company crashed pretty quickly. IDW seems to be THE new idie company, having Ghostbusters, Hasbro comics, and now TMNT! Imagine if they got the Muppets or Disney something?

    The classic Disney reprints seem to have gone to fangraphics. Hopefully they'll get to reprint another Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck that's on the shelves for more than a week before the license expires so I can actually save up and get it.
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I just can't stand IDW artwork. Compare the amazing art of Dreamwave Transformers to IDW...ugh. No I meant from a fan perspective, I know Dreamwave went under from poor management, I just meant a plethora of these great titles that simply stopped.
    Before Boom Kids I remember Slave Labor Graphics(home of Jhonen Vasquez) was doing a lot of Diz titles
  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Anybody know if these reprints have the issue numbers on them? Just something I'm wondering about (I'd check if I saw them in the stores, but I actually haven't yet).

    It would be great if Marvel would release The Four Seasons this year, and just not refer to any issue numbers (or they can, as long as it gets released).
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A New Hope

    Marvel is planning a 4 issue miniseries of Toy Story Now, the details are fuzzy... I don't know if any of the Boom TS team are coming back, it really doesn't say much of anything other than that.


    It does mean Marvel WILL take the reigns of Disney comic book properties. And that means there's a good chance we'll see more Disney licenses... AND maybe the last Muppet story arc in due time.

    Still, this is a sign that something could happen, but not a definite announcement.
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, Marvel has rereleased The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson (and to me it would make sense to rerelease On the Road next). I never got the first two issues from Boom!, so now I have finally read all of The Muppet Show Comic Book issues!

    I've been thinking, I've heard that in the near future there will be not one but two brand-new feature adaptions of Snow White. I wonder if Marvel will cash in by rereleasing Muppet Snow White then.
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really hope they don't give us the Classics line until they find a way to publish the unpublished last storyline. Like I said before, it's not so much the license got pulled, it's the fact they didn't even get to finish something by the time they started up these reprints.

    Of course, by now, I'm literally buried under comics to buy (remember, I never have any money)... Sonic, Mega Man, TMNT (including the micro series... dunno if I'm going to bother with the Infestation 2 side issues yet...probably will), Adventure Time, Snarked.... I got word Roger's going to script a new IDW Popeye series, and I gotta check that out. Dunno if I'm gonna bother with the Peanuts. I'm liking it so far, though.
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I have noticed that the Marvel reprints refer to the series as "The Muppets" instead of "The Muppet Show Comic Book". I think that's generic enough to go back-and-fourth between Muppet Show and Classics comics (though we only have two more TMS Comic Book story arcs to be reprinted).

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