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Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Drtooth, Jul 5, 2012.
Off topic but hope you feel or are feeling better Drtooth.
I certainly hope so.
I read it last night and it really seems like a meh finale... almost as if Roger planned on having someone take on the reigns of the comic back when they still had the license. It's all about Pops having to retire because he hit the age when it's required by the doorman's union, and the Muppet crew try very hard to find a way around so they can keep him a little longer. We meet Pops's nephew, who's being groomed to be the next doorman.
This issue has some pretty obscure references in it. There's an entire Rizzo comic devoted to a VERY obscure Windsor McCay comic Dream of the Rarebit Fiend that I barely got. And there's a Pigs in Space that's, I'm guessing, done in the style of Flash Gordon comics or something. And Topaz the Dwarf all the way back from The Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson recites another poem.
Going in to check what info Muppet Wiki might have on the three issues of The Four Seasons already individually released (and there's really none at all), I read the info on On the Road. Something that struck me as funny is that in Issue 1 of that series the Muppets lease a plot of land from Mr. Weazell. Why's that funny? Well, I wonder if they kept mispronouncing/wrongly-saying or spelling his name like in Vowel Play, and episode of Tale Spin.
Rarebit Fiend! Holy cow I actually KNOW that one. Will have to go pick up Fall...I missed out on Summer. When I finally had some cash to spare, everywhere in town I checked was already out. Nuts.
I actually liked this issue better than the last two. The plot was about the doorman's union forcing Pops to retire due to his age...It was really nice to see a Pops story since he had persoanlity before obviously, but was never a mjor Muppet character. Also the story as a whole seemd to flow better than the last two issues. For those of you worried about things being out of order there doesn't seem to be any references to previous issues. All these stories seem to be stand alone stories... again though this one seemed to be the strongest story....though maybe not quite so many skits as the others
Jerry Nelson coincidence much?
Of course it's a coincidence. This storyarc had been completed over a year ago. Besides, the plot involving Pops had been announced in press releases for this issue.
Yeah, I know. It's just funny how close these two things happened. Too bad Jerry wasn't around to see it.
I really did think it was nice to see Pops fleshed out a bit more. He is an underused Muppet I think. The way they focused on him made me wish there was more Pops in muppet productions (sadly a recast though )
Those Designs Remind Me Vaguly Of The Looney Tunes Show!! Were Some Of The Staff Working On The Looney Tunes Show!! And Oh Disney You Can't Even Have The Slightly Annoyed Kermit So You Have To Make EVERYONE Smile!! Oh How You Annoy Me At Times!!!
Dave did Looney Tunes comics long before the Muppet Show comic book came around. In fact, it was only due to his Muppet fan arts that he even got recognized by Boom.
A little late, but, the ORIGINAL Summer comic cover made a lot more sense.
Here's a commission sketch I got from Roger Langridge at yesterday's Baltimore Comic-Con 2012. I'm a big fan of his artistic style and loved the 1st volume of his Muppet comic book, and intend to pick up the other volumes he did when I have the cash.
The last issue is out. I'm not thrilled with goony looking Fozzie Bear and mini-Kermit substituting for Robin on the cover. Though, oddly enough, it works better than the ski resort cover Langridge did, as they weren't at a ski resort at all in the issue. It's a shame we didn't get these last issues sooner. This was the Christmas issue, released all the way before Halloween.
The ending actually fits better as a Grand Finale of the comic as they basically rationalize while Piggy hinted at wanting a Wedding ring for a Christmas present, but getting 2 more purple gloves instead, with her replying in her dressing room "Maybe next year..."
Seems like there was something missing in editing, but I can't say if that's the case with no evidence. But the intrusive ads are back, unlike last time where they held most of them over to the end. But it's the last issue, so whatever.
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