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Disney greenlights "The Muppet Show" comics

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by uppitymuppity, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Gonzo dancing with Camilla might be from a ball room scene! I can not wait.
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    You know, this thread is in the Muppet Headlines folde,r but shouldn't it be in Muppet Merchandise?
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I have felt the same thing too. :concern:
  4. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    Thanks muchly :)
  5. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I went to my local comic shop today and reserved my copy. I can not wait to see these come out and read them. Its like an early birthday gift for me. 4 days before my actual birthday.
  6. BlakeMP

    BlakeMP Well-Known Member

    There are lots of decent comic shops online. www.mycomicshop.com is my personal favorite.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It's interesting. These comic issues all spotlight characters, but the one promoted as a Fozzie comic stars both Fozzie and Gonzo.

    I hope that more get made past the initial four, and that maybe sme duo-based stories get done. Like a Kermit and Fozzie issue, or a Bunsen and Beaker issue. Maybe they'll be some themed issues.

    It would also be great if eventually they'll be comic book series based on MuppeTelevision (I wonder how easy it'd be to illustrate images on monitors in comic book panels) or Muppets Tonight.
  8. tiggergirl19

    tiggergirl19 Well-Known Member

    I saw a few other muppet comic books, and I think that the muppets shouldn't be in the comic books because I think the drawings don't do the muppets very much to them, because the muppets are much better when they aren't drawn.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I can't say that I can't disagree any further. Consider this... Trying to come up with a new muppet TV project would take incredibly long, trying to develop a plot line and a premise, not to mention that there isn't a significant place to put it on TV. Look at Ghostbusters... we're probably never going to get a movie, but we've got comic books and a video game coming out. Much, much, much easier than tossing around ideas for a film, writing it, re-writing it and like so over and over.... and then have it not actually get made, and have the process start over in a few years.

    These days, significant come backs happen in video games or Comics. Plus, when you draw something like the muppet show, visually, you only have to hire one to three people, and you can do whatever you want in a drawing. Puppets cost money to build... so doesn't scenery.... wouldn't you agree something this low budget with a lot of appeal would help relaunch the property?
  10. uppitymuppity

    uppitymuppity Well-Known Member

    I called my local comic book store (Meltdown Comics) and placed a hold on the new comic. They said it is tentatively scheduled for release next week. :confused:
  11. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I get fully behind anything that may relaaunch the property.:super:
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Is that Meltdown Comics exclusive cover by our very own MuppetCentral member going to be available or order online?
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I keep asking the same thing here and have yet to get an answer so I'll second your question. ;)
  14. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    I can never be sure of what online stores I can trust outside the "big" ones (like Amazon). Thanks :)

    Maybe it means it's still up in the air or could change at the last minute? :/

    MUPPETMONKEY Well-Known Member

    So far they said that the Meltdown cover was going to be available online. I still haven't seen it yet but they still say that they will.
    I've been seeing a lot of covers from fellow artists of other Disney-BOOM comics like Finding Nemo and The Incredibles as well as comic pages samples all over Deviant Art so here's a jpeg again of my Meltdown cover for The Muppet Show comic: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/muppetmonkey/MUPPETCOVERREVISED2.jpg in case you missed it:)

    I think that all Disney related comics are late somehow
  16. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wodner if these will actually come out on the release dates. There have been a lot of Muppet books that I couldn't find ins tores until weeks after the original release dates (among them "Before You Leap", "My Life as a Furry Red Monster", and "Street Gang"). I hope I find this at my local Waldens Books on the day it comes out.
  17. uppitymuppity

    uppitymuppity Well-Known Member

    That is what I was suggesting with my earlier post. Meltdown said "tentatively" which means it may not hit on time.:boo:
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Amazing! I definitely will have to get that and all the other covers.
    Im happy as all my local comic shops, even the ones that hardly ever carry non DC/Marvel/Image/DarkHorse/Wildstorm, carry all Boom! comics.

    Less than a week away!
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Mupdate on the comics. Langridge's blog states that he is currently drawing issue # 3 (the Gonzo issue) and writing issue # 5. Hmm. Is that a typo for issue 4 or is there a Muppet Showcased character beyond Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo and Piggy? Who would it be? Rowlf, Scooter, Animal, Beaker, Sam or will it be just a general Muppet Show comic book free-for-all? :confused:
  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I would suggest eithe re-mailing Langridge or posting aquestion on his blog.
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