Friday, March 20, 2009

The Muppet Show Comic Comes on Wednesday

The Muppets' long awaited comic book series from BOOM! Studios is almost here. The first issue of the highly anticipated "The Muppet Show: Comic Book" will hit comic book stores this Wednesday (March 25, 2009). The initial four-issue mini series, written and drawn by Roger Langridge, is based on the beloved The Muppet Show and will come packed with all the expected skits, gags, and characters one has come to expect from The Muppet Show.

In the 24-page debut issue, Kermit the Frog long for the simple life back in the swamp. As he forlornly plucks his banjo, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and the rest of the gang attempt to bring him out of his funk.

With a retail price of only $2.99, how can you say no? "The Muppet Show #1" will be released with two different variant covers; and you can order a copy of the comic book online throught BOOM! Studios' website (order cover A or cover B). Subsequent issues will be released on a monthly basis, with the second installment planned for release on April 29, 2009.

And for those who can't wait until Wednesday to get their hands on the comic, BOOM! Studios has provided Comic Book Resources with an exclusive preview of "The Muppet Show #1" - so you can read the first 10 pages of the comic online. So surf on over and check it out!


BuckPrivate said...

My concerns:

1. Don't like the art

2. Does Miss Piggy act like an ass all through the comic, or are there any *good* moments?

Why do the new people behind the Muppets keep effing her up???

frogboy4 said...

I am enjoying this first attempt into the comics. Not everything is perfect, but the comedy is spot-on Muppet Show to this 35 year old fan. The art on Gonzo is my main concern and it is improving. I am very excited about this series.

Vaughn Michael said...

It's Muppety enough for me, I'm very excited to get this :)
The only thing I didn't care for was how the newsman looked and how long it went on for.

Vaughn Michael said...

I got it today and really enjoyed it, the art is odd in spots but it's rather creative and when I think of creativity I think of Jim Henson.
The writter is perfect and understands the Muppets, he should be making a new tv show or tv movies as this felt more muppet like to me than anything else in recent years.