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Your Thoughts: The Muppet Show Comic Book

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

  1. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Active Member

    Yay! I had only relatively recently realized these comics exist, so I'll have hardly had to wait for this final set to come out. I really hope it's true, and 4 seasons will be release this summer, because man, I sure love these comics!
  2. Walter White

    Walter White New Member

    The solicitation for issue 2 has been released. The issue is due to come out in August.

    And the cover
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  3. j3h

    j3h Active Member

    Nice!
    Can not wait!

    Not exactly fond of the cover though.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I like Statler and Waldorf's look... not exactly fond of Fozzie. Too bad Roger didn't get a chance to do covers for all 4 issues... or at least give Amy Mebberson a call. I'm sure Shelli's busy with Adventure Time.
  5. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    My thoughts: everyone looks weird.
  6. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Active Member

    Not my favorite cover art, but I don't even care because I'm just ecstatic to have this last arc released!!
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Solicitation cover for "Fall"

  8. mupcollector1

    mupcollector1 Well-Known Member

    I took a brief look at the Comic at The Disney Store and thought the drawings were kind of bad, especially some characters having teeth. However if you look carefully you can see a bunch of rare characters from the shows and the humor is very close to the actual Muppet humor. I only read a page, so I might consider buying it someday. But only if the drawings were Muppet Show Book style, I would enjoy it more.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Frog forbid that things can be stylized in someone's natural form of artwork.

    Me? I'm glad they're not slavishly traced off of style guides. i read one comic too many that was like that for my taste.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    So cool that Pops will be the focus of an issue. I guess he'll be the most minor character to get this kind of focus (unless one of the other issues surprisingly focuses on another minor character). Though I have a feeling Pops will be just as featured here (if not less) as Gonzo was in "Gonzo's Story".
  11. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Active Member

    I agree. As an artist who doesn't always draw "on model" myself, I enjoy seeing other artists' stylistic interpretations of our beloved Muppets.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Listen...

    I will always hold Jason Segal and the rest of the movie staff in the highest reguard of bringing the classic Muppets back. But Roger Langridge brought the soul of the original Muppet Show back... something no one else did, reguardless of the format. Heck, I'd say he even improved upon the source material (especially creating new segments that would fit the Muppet Show perfectly, once replacing Pigs in Space with Link Hoghtrob: Monster Smasher). He completely disappears into the source material, both here and the wonderful IDW Popeye series. There were about 2 or 3 of the Fairy Tale based Muppet comics that were really great, but even then, I don't think they were as well done as the Muppet Show main comic (Snow White was really close... it's the best of that bunch). And I admire his stylization of the characters. I wish that they'd put them on a T-shirt, instead of the same dead eyed stock art style guide stuff.
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  13. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Active Member

    Yes, I said I agree with you. Or am I misunderstanding why you're quoting me? :)
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Just adding to the conversation... that's why I was quoting. Sorry if it was a misconception.

    These comics are the greatest thing to happen to the Muppets before the film and virals happened. I wish we could get Roger to write some scripts for a TV special or something... that's how good he is. I'm so glad Disney has the vision to release the rest of these.
  15. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Active Member

    Ah, sorry Drtooth, misunderstood you!
    Yes, Roger's Muppet writing was superb (I am also a giant fan of Link Hogthrob: Monster Smasher) and I would squeal with glee if he could be convinced to write (or at least contribute to) more Muppet scripts. But at any rate, also super happy the remainder of his work is being released. I honestly NEVER thought that would happen!
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Roger has become one of my favorite comic book author/artists in such a short amount of time, and I thank his work on The Muppet Show Comic Book for giving me exposure to that. I've thumbed through a copy of "The Show Must Go On" at a bookstore, and that's some great indie comic stuff right there. And I highly recommend Snarked and Popeye. Those are just brilliant. Roger took what made Popeye great to begin with (before the repetitive "eat spinach, punch out Bluto" cartoons people are familiar with) and went from there. Thimble Theater stuff. Of course, after reading Snarked, I had no doubt he could channel that world.

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