The Muppet Show
Cover to The Muppet Show #1.
Art by Roger Langridge.
Publication information
PublisherBoom! Studios (2009–11)
Disney Publishing / Marvel Comics (2011–present)
ScheduleMonthly
FormatOngoing series
Genre
Publication dateMarch 2009
No. of issues10
Main character(s)The Muppets
Creative team
Written byRoger Langridge
Artist(s)Roger Langridge
Penciller(s)JIM HENSON
Letterer(s)Deron Bennett
Colorist(s)Digikore Studios
Editor(s)Paul Morrissey
Collected editions
Meet the MuppetsISBN 1-60886-527-4

The Muppet Show is a comic book series based on the variety television series of the same title created by Jim Henson and featuring The Muppets. The series was written and drawn by Roger Langridge and published by Boom! Kids, an imprint of Boom! Studios.[1] In 2011, the Boom! license with Disney Publishing Worldwide expired. Disney's own comic book publishing subsidiary, Marvel Comics, renamed the series Muppets and published four issues in 2012.[2]

Issues

Roger Langridge originally made a special preview for the comic which was originally to be used in the Disney Adventures magazine, which was cancelled in November 2007.

The first two-story arcs are renumbered from One, this was changed after the second story arc.

Meet the Muppets (4 issues)

The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson (4 issues)

After "Peg-Leg Wilson", The Muppet Show comic book continued as an ongoing series, and started with a new #0.

Ongoing series

Pigs in Space: The Movie (1 issue)

On the Road (3 issues)

Family Reunion (4 issues)

Muppet Mash

The Four Seasons

Spin-off titles

Muppet Robin Hood (4 issues)

An adaption of Robin Hood with Kermit the Frog starring as Robin of Loxley as he and his Merry Men takes on Prince John (played by Johnny Fiama), the Sheriff of Nottingham (played by Sam Eagle) and the wicked Gonzo of Gisbourne (played by Gonzo the Great).

Cast

Cameo appearances by Nigel (the one from Muppets Tonight, issue #2), Wayne and Wanda (issue #2), Bean Bunny (issue #3), the Snowths (issue #3), Lubbock Lou (issue #3), Gramps (issue #3), Zeke (issue #3), Beauregard (issue #4), Spamela Hamderson (issue #4), Fleet Scribbler (issue #4), and Andy and Randy Pig (issue #4)

Muppet Peter Pan (4 issues)

An adaption of Peter Pan with Kermit the Frog in the title role, Miss Piggy as Piggytink, Janice, Scooter, and Bean Bunny as the Darling children, and Gonzo as Captain Gonzo.

Cast

Muppet King Arthur (4 issues)

An adaption of King Arthur with Kermit the Frog in the title role.

Cast

Cameo appearances by Delbert the La Choy Dragon (on a shield), a Skeksis from The Dark Crystal, Lew Zealand, Zoot, Floyd Pepper, Dr. Teeth, Slim Wilson, Statler and Waldorf, Pigs, Penguins, Rizzo the Rat, Seymour the Elephant, Foo-Foo, Sweetums, Link Hogthrob, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Clueless Morgan, Catgut the Cat from The Muppet Musicians of Bremen, Leroy the Donkey from The Muppet Musicians of Bremen, T.R. the Rooster from The Muppet Musicians of Bremen, Rover Joe the Dog from The Muppet Musicians of Bremen, Mahna Mahna, the Snowths, Beauregard, Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Gaffer the Cat, Sir Cumnavigate, Reporter, Sir Mount, Crickets, Geri and the Atrics, Baskerville the Hound, Sir Render, Susan Boil, Swedish Chef, Sal Minella, Bobo the Bear, Hilda, Mildred Huxtetter, Angel Marie, Doglion, Camels, Camel Lot Owner, Tin Man, a Dragon, Scooter, Pepe the King Prawn, Professor Phineas A. Plot, Angus McGonagle, Lips, Quongo the Gorilla, Thog, Kangaroo, Marvin Suggs, Louis Kazagger, Crazy Harry, Uncle Deadly, Bobby Benson, Koozebanian Phoob, Mean Mama, Lou, Gladys, Jim, Pops, Whatnots, Frackles, Cows, and Horses.

Muppet Snow White (4 issues)

An adaptation of Snow White with Spamela Hamderson as the title character.

Cast

Cameo appearances by Foo-Foo, Beauregard, Sam Eagle, Uncle Deadly, Crazy Harry, Dead Tom from Muppet Treasure Island, Headless Bill from Muppet Treasure Island, Marvin Suggs, Angus McGonagle, Bobby Benson, Johnny Fiama, Wayne and Wanda, Mahna Mahna, The Snowths, Sal Minella, Bad Polly, Clueless Morgan, Mad Monty, Annie Sue, Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Thog, Doglion, Timmy Monster, The Mutations, Behemoth, Beautiful Day Monster, Blue Frackle, Green Frackle, Big V, Gorgon Heap, Luncheon Counter Monster, and the Dragon from Sleeping Beauty.

There were also brief glimpses of Ace Yu from Dog City, Bugsy Them from Dog City, Clifford, Mean Mama, Beard from The Jim Henson Hour, Slim Wilson, the Yoda Muppet from It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, Ernst Stavros Grouper (mention only), Howard Tubman, Rhonda the Raccoon from Jim Henson's Animal Show, Morton the Beaver from Jim Henson's Animal Show, Carter, Baskerville the Hound, Angel Marie, and Banana Nose Maldonado.

Muppet Sherlock Holmes (4 issues)

An adaption of Sherlock Holmes with Gonzo as the title character, Fozzie Bear as Dr. Watson, Kermit the Frog as Inspector Lestrade, and Miss Piggy in various female leads.

Cast

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Cameo appearances by Animal, Floyd Pepper, Mahna Mahna, and Scooter and Skeeter.

Reception

Dan Crown of IGN gave the first issue an 8.2 out of ten, saying "The idea of using a sketch comedy show as a vehicle for various and unique comic strips is borderline inspired. This book isn't just funny, in some ways it's revolutionary."[8]

Eye on Comics gave the first issue a 9/10.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ O'Shea, Tim (July 13, 2009). "Talking Comics with Tim: Roger Langridge". Robot 6. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
  2. ^ "Marvel and Disney Publishing Worldwide launch Disney•Muppets Presents giant-sized comic". Marvel Comics. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  3. ^ Q&A with Roger Langridge #7 at ToughPigs.com
  4. ^ Review of issue #5 at ToughPigs.com
  5. ^ Review of issue #6 at ToughPigs.com
  6. ^ Preview of issue #8 (with sample pages) at ToughPigs.com
  7. ^ Review of issue #8 at ToughPigs.com
  8. ^ Muppet Show #1 Review, IGN, March 25, 2009
  9. ^ It’s Time to Play the Music…, Archived 2009-04-03 at the Wayback Machine Eye on Comics, March 23, 2009