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Your Thoughts: The Muppet Show Comic Book

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by GelflingWaldo, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Every comic book store in Jersey seems to be completely sold out. Even Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank. :(
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I hope that means they actually ordered them. If they all sold out, that's a VERY good sign.

    Anyone have a link to all the variant covers? is it up on Muppet Wiki yet?
  3. SgtGonzoPepper

    SgtGonzoPepper Well-Known Member

    Just got the first issue. Very good. Mr. Langridge did an amazing job. Felt a little short, but I'm sure getting the other issues will fix that. But still this was the best comic I've read in awhile. Love the new design, and love Langridge's style. When the only problem I can find with a book, is the time it took to get here, that's a good sign. :cool:
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    All covers can be found there.
  5. The Narrator

    The Narrator Well-Known Member

    I've read the comic a few time since this weekend and, well, I'm not feeling the love that most readers here seemed to have. I think this is a case where the comic put into sharp relief what I like about the Muppets versus what the author and artist like. There's nothing I could really find that I didn't like about the comic and can't fault it for succeeding at what it was trying to do, but it never really fully clicked for me. I could never truly "hear" the characters in my head--something that I rarely fail to do while reading the Buffy or Farscape comics.

    Incidentally, I'm a bit confused by some of the reviews who praised the comic for only showing the characters from the waist up. Were we reading the same comic or were they just reviewing the cover? I saw plenty of leg moments. I had no problem with it, but it definitely didn't jive with some of the text I'd read about the comic beforehand.
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I have to agree with you with the waist-up portion of your critique. I don't find that a selling-point because it is inherently limiting and wasn't really that prevalent in Langridge's book.

    But other than that I really did enjoy the first book. The particular character voices might not be quite there yet, but I felt the situational context was right on. I'm interested in his Gonzo and Piggy devoted comics. I think that writing will be a better indicator of character voice than Kermit or even Fozzie.
  7. Andibcool

    Andibcool Well-Known Member

    Oh whats up with boom! ? When i add 1 comic to the card and go for shipping cost quote they charge 27.50 $ to germany :boo:

    So i would pay 30.50$ for a 3 $ comic book .... suuuuuuuuuuuure.
    I bet you coud send it as big letter for like 5-7 $ even 1st class mail is like 11-15 $ for a parcel.
  8. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    According to a recent Tough Pigs interview, Roger Langridge said that he's not too knowledgable on who the performers are (aside from some of the main ones), so I am wodnering, does the book have much dialogue between any characters who have been performed by the same person at any time?
  9. Andibcool

    Andibcool Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know the dimentions of one and two comic books ?

    Length15 inches
    Height12 inches
    Thickness3/4 inch

    When the envelope is in this size and can hold one or two comic books shipping with 1st clas mail would only be 1.20-1.40 $ then.

    Would be good to know maybe i find someone that is willing to send me a copy of issue 1 . Not for free of course.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really didn't notice. Seemed that Kermit was talking to Fozzie, Gonzo, and Robin the most... but then, of course, since this is a comic, there's no reason why you couldn't have same performers' characters talk to each other.
  11. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member

    Still waiting...

    I ordered the book from Boom's website and that was last week. Does it usually take this long for their books to arrive? They gave me a tracking number, but the usps website hasn't been updated, amd there are things from other websites I've gotten tracking numbers for that I ordered after it and are close by me home....anyone else having this issue?:concern:
  12. SgtGonzoPepper

    SgtGonzoPepper Well-Known Member

    Yeah it took mine awhile. I ordered it on March 22nd. It processed it until April 1st, then it took 5 days to get from California to my house in Georgia. The wait was terrible. Haha. But worth it.
  13. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info,sgtgonzopepper. That means I should be getting it hopefully soon. I'm just surprised it takes this long for usps shipping from california to ny...oh well. I will cross my fingers and hope it will arrive by Saturday, the latest. :confused:
  14. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    I have now been to 17 different comic book stores in the New Jersey area and they are ALL sold out. This book went so very very fast!
  15. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    My SE Alvarez cover version came today. It looks fantastic, but a bit expensive for me at $10 + shipping so it could be my last SE cover. Still, I'm very glad to have this one. Great job! :super:
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've been wondering, regarding the newstand deal, are newsstands the same as magazine racks or comic book racks, or are they different?
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, Comic Resources has a preview for the next issue. Pepe appears in the "opening" of the issue, as does Thog and some monsters who appear to be original, as well as monsters who may or may not be Gloat and Boppity. In fact, there is one monster who's seen below the neck, and to me it looks a bit like the blue Big Bird from FTB. There is also a song sung by two pigs, concernign an oldsmobile.
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Tough Pigs has a review of issue 2.
  19. Amy

    Amy Well-Known Member

    Hello, everyone.

    I'm another of Boom's Muppet/Pixar artists and I did the Midtown Cover. I'm also going to be drawing Muppet Peter Pan and I've done a few other variants and B covers for Muppet Show and Robin Hood which you'll all doubtless see soon.

    It's very thrilling how well the comic is doing so far and I hope it augers well for the other Muppet titles Boom has in the works.

    I just wanted to clarify to frogboy that I absolutely did NOT trace ANYTHING for the Midtown cover or any other artwork I do.

    My art style is the total opposite of Langridge's. I'm a life-long Muppet fan and I am dedicated to drawing the Muppets very on-model. That absolutely does not mean 'tracing' or just copying screencaps. I've filled a lot of pages analysing the vintage show and developing model sheets for the Muppets that will hopefully let me draw them as dynamically as Jim & co. acted them. I have the utmost respect for Don Sahlin's designs and hope to recapture the amazing emotional range the Muppeteers gave them in my artwork.

    Just wanted to defend my honour there, carry on ;)
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Are you allowed to reveal yet who will be cast as who in Muppet Peter Pan?

    And anyway, even if you can't reveal, welcome to the forums!

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