MUPPET SHOW #2 (OF 4)

Review by: Paul Montgomery


Size: pages
Price: 2.99

Do you have a kid? Were you at any time a kid? Are you, like me, an irrepressible, fuzzy manchild? Buy this book. Support a great company producing smart comics for all ages. Call it an investment in the future, then flip it open and enjoy it on its own merit. I got plenty of wocka-wocka’s out of it. You probably will too, considering my near unnerving track record for recommending awesome books.   

Roger Langridge nails the tone and character of the Muppets with furry aplomb.  Not just the icons either. The interludes are poetry in themselves (sometimes literally; actual poetry). Most importantly, he refrains from talking down to kids. This is an intelligently scripted comic which just so happens to be about a troupe of wacky puppets trying to put on an entertaining show.  I think Jim Henson would be proud of this wonderful nonsense. 

Try it!  

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent

Comments

  1. Great review Paul

    I’ll say it again though; Langridge’s design of Fozzie is really disturbing to me.

  2. Paul Montgomery PaulMontgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    He draws them pretty close to the original Muppet models. The designs have changed a lot over the years if you really look at them.  

  3. @Paul: I totally understand, and your right….the Muppets have changed over the years.

    But I might say that I havent seen much of a visual change in my lifetime. The muppets I saw in ‘Muppet Christmas Carol’ are the same designs I see today. Vocally they sound different though.

    If Langridge is using models of today’s muppets then maybe it doesnt transition well into print? Cause I’m sorry: I dont remember Fozzie’s jaw line this huge before.

  4. Paul Montgomery PaulMontgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I didn’t say he was using today’s models. These are the original models, from the 70s. 

    Here’s Fozzie.  

  5. Eh……kinda looks the same…not really..

  6. patio patio says:

    I picked this up on FCBD (ostensibly for my kids, but really I was curious) and I laughed thee times at the first 2-page spread before i even read anything. THis is good fun. I’ll have to keep my eye out for the rest of it.

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