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New Muppet comic Strip

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by muppetperson, May 9, 2007.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I'm just going to sit by this basket of muffins over here and smash my head in it a few times until this whole thing is sorted and we decide as a whole that Disney is doing the best it can, as a business, for the Muppets...
     
  2. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Good. Me and Ryan will join you Beau. *sits right down with Beau and eats a couple of muffins* These are gooood. Who made them?
     
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Can we also agree that it's pretty depressing that Diz has decided to stop publishing this magazine without real reason as to why? Not just as a Muppet fan, but as someone who loved their magazine as a child. Granted... I stoped buying it when they stopped publishing Darkwing Duck comics. But this was a high quality product. It wasn't just an ad for the company, it never was. they gave equal promotion to all companies. I still have the issue where they interview the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles somewhere.

    And the comics were great too. While Darkwing didn't have too much success as a comic book, his comics published in the magazine were very popular. The Ducktales ones were no Carl Barks or Don Rosa, but they were a great read that had the spirit of the cartoon. heck... they even published bits of Jeff Smith's Bone comics.
     
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Oh boy.... well, i guess we at least have one published. Why they couldn't get the other 2 is beyond me.

    Well, anything to cut costs by destroying something that was profitable.
     
  6. Marky

    Marky Member

    Yeah! What better way to celebrate the legendary magical puppeteering and voice skills than with... inked drawings!
     
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wish the At the Dance one would have been published. It would have been interesting to see what characters were included. I wonder if George and Mildred would have been in it.

    It would be great if the writer of those comic strips would be hired to make a series of Muppet comic books. I don't know how likely it would be for Mupet comic books to be produced, but we can dream.
     
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see how an At the Dance comic would work. I saw one from the Muppet Show Diary on wiki, and I tried my hand at drawing one, which was mixed. So it would be pretty weird to see that go down.

    I wish they could at leat continue DA as a Comics Zone publication. But seriously, when people are buying your producst consistantly, you have the highest rated networks, and half the movies you made this year were consistantly the #1 if not the top 10 in box office that weekend, how the heck do you lose that much money to have to get rid of a high selling magazine?
     
  9. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Actually I'm not that surprised, a lot of people are saying magazines are on their way out. People just don't buy them as much, they go on the Internet. What they should have done is put the comics (and anything else they wanted from the mag) on the web. Well, maybe they will find another outlet for them at some point.
     
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    A couple pages back, I think it was established it did as well as any mainstream comic book. I think it was even outselling Nickelodeon. And by splashing HSM allover the place, you'd think it would be guarenteed another year at least.

    But hey, 90% ads and a 5 dollar price tag isn't easily digestible in this uneven economy.

    But hey, it's all about getting the most profit with the least ammount of effort, am I right?
     
  11. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    What's on the front of the magazine? I want to be able to find it. I was looking at some and couldn't find it. Please help me.
     
  12. RKUNKLER

    RKUNKLER New Member

    It hasn't come out yet. All they have out now is the October issue. It will say the month by the upc symbol.
     
  13. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Actually I've seen the November issue out two days ago (and bought it) and it does have the Muppet comic inside. Ugh, I can't remember what's on the cover as I'm not too familiar with the current Disney shows. And I just bought it and put it away very quickly (Hey, it might be a collectible someday!) But I'll check later today.

    But the comic itself is showing Fozzie trying to do a stand up with Statler and Waldorf watching. Scooter briefly appears pouring water on Fozzie.
     
  14. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Can someone scan the comic and link it here?
     
  15. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I can't get it up on here, but the cover is of the rat from Ratatouille and says "Cool DVD Extras!"

    The top of the comic says "Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! It's that Master of Mirth, that Guru of Gags...Fozzie Bear!

    Panel #1: "A Funny Bear" Fozzies comes on stage with a dummy; a sign says 'Presenting Fozzie Bear and his pal Smedley!'

    Panel # 2: "A Dismal Pair" Statler and Waldorf look less than pleased

    Panel #3: "A Talent Rare" Fozzie with dummy going 'Glah, glah, glah, glah!'

    Panel #4: "An Icy Stare" (from Statler and Waldorf of course!)

    Panel #5: "A Sudden Flare" Fozzie's dummy suddenly catches fire and Scooter runs out with bucket of water!

    Panel #6: "Life's so Fair!" Statler and Waldorf laugh as Fozzie stands there drenched! Lol

    Looks like Muppet Wiki put up a couple of photos:

    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Smedley

    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_comics_(Disney_Adventures)
     
  16. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    That is the inkings that Roger sent me, so it would be interesting to see it in color.I thought that it might of been revised, but Fozzie's "wakka wakka" balloon and Smedley still got through.
     

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