Last week, BOOM! Studios launched their new series of Muppet comic books. The debut mini-series, a four-part Muppet Show comic, is being written and drawn by Roger Langridge. The first issue, "The Muppet Show Comic Book #1", was released last week was an instant top seller. Retailers are completely selling out of their copies and a second printing is already planned for April. "The Muppet Show Comic Book #2" will be released on April 29th and "The Muppet Show Comic Book #3" will be released on May 27th.
The fourth installment of "The Muppet Show Comic Book" will follow the monthly release schedule, with "The Muppet Show Comic Book #4" planned to hit stores on June 24, 2009. In the fourth issue the spotlight is cast on Miss Piggy and asks the age old question "is the stage big enough for this such a massive ego?"
June will also bring the third installment of BOOM! Studios' second Muppet series, "Muppet Robin Hood". This four-part comic mini-series gives an irreverent retelling of the classic tale of "Robin Hood" with the Muppets. The series is being written by Tim Beedle, with artwork by Armand Villavert Jr. In the comic, Robin Hood (Kermit the Frog) joins up with the Merry Men to take on the stuffy Sheriff of Muppetham (Sam the Eagle) and the wicked Gonzo of Gisbourne (The Great Gonzo). In "Muppet Robin Hood #3", Robin enters an archery contest to win the love of Maid Marian (Miss Piggy). "Muppet Robin Hood #1" will be released on April 29th and "Muppet Robin Hood #2" will follow on May 27th. The third installment, "Muppet Robin Hood #3", will be released on June 24, 2009 with the final issue planned for release in July.
So mark your calendars because "The Muppet Show #4" and "Muppets Robin Hood #3" will both be released on Jun 24, 2009. I will be sure to keep you updated with more information on the upcoming Muppet comic book seriess as more information become available.