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The Muppet Show Comic Book: Meet The Muppets (Muppet Graphic Novels (Quality)) Paperback – October 6, 2009


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A TV musical variety puppet show that's been off the air for more than 25 years is an unlikely source for a comic book. Fortunately, Langridge is the perfect cartoonist for the job: his sense of humor draws so heavily on vaudeville, light verse and absurdist blackout sketches that it's as if the franchise were created specifically for him to play with. His timing is impeccable, and his visual style has exactly the right mix of dignified gravity and dizzy silliness. (As with the TV show, we almost always see the Muppets from the waist up only.) Each of the four episodes collected here has a little bit of a narrative through-line (an insurance investigator trying to find out exactly what kind of creature Gonzo is, for instance), but they're mostly an excuse for Langridge to fire off a fusillade of recurring routines (The Swedish Chef! Pigs in Space! Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker!) and single-page inventions, gracing nearly every panel with little bonus sight gags. Langridge's command of the Muppet characters is so deft and witty that this volume is as good as having more episodes of the show. (Oct.)
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"Written by Roger Langridge, another well known comic writer with an absurdist sense of humor, the <I>Muppet Show returns to entertain a new generation. (...) Parents with a nostalgic bent and kids will love the gags and skits that fill this book. It's sure to be a hit with all ages." -- <I>School Library Journal<br /><br />"Mixes clever mysteries with a lead who's as much a mystery to readers as he is to those who do his bidding. This is first-rate crime fiction, brought to noirish life by artist Paul Azaceta... A-" -- <I>AV Club, The Onion<br /><br />"...impeccably well done."-- Fantagraphics Books<br /><br />"...one of the most appropriate and fitting comic adaptations ever published." -- Comic Book Resources<br /><br />"Langridge has knocked this one out of the park. Highly recommended." --Read About Comics
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Series: Muppet Graphic Novels (Quality)
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Boom! Studios (October 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934506850
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934506851
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,521,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New Zealand-born cartoonist Roger Langridge (1967-) has been producing comics for over twenty years. Works of note include the Harvey Award-winning MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK and THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER; other works include his own self-published title FRED THE CLOWN, which was nominated for a number of Harvey and Eisner awards back when he was young and beautiful, and the Eisner Award-winning Lewis Carroll-inspired series, SNARKED!. Langridge lives in London with his wife, two children and a box full of his own hair.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bennet Pomerantz VINE VOICE on October 18, 2009
Format: Paperback
Just like the classic Muppet show, some of the gags and skits in this graphic novel works and some dont..its fun. Most of your muppet characters and show skits (like Pigs In Space) are here. You will enjoy thru these comic page having fun with each special Muppet we all know so well.

Some say this is a kid's graphic novel reprimting the four issues of the comoc--the bad news is adults will love this too. Dont expect hard messages or a continuing storyline. This is a comic version of the show done with love. Each issue is like an episode of the classic show without the guest star

Writer and artist Roger Langridge must know this show well. The art and the jokes are so much like the classic show, you may have to get the DVD The Muppet Show - Season One (Special Edition) to feed your muppet addictions when you finish this collection

If you loved this show, this book is excelent way to relive your Muppet craving and share it with your kids

Boom Kids is also releases Muppet Robin Hood. Anbother chance to enjoy the muppets...I want PIGS IN SPACE in their own book

Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
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By Rynn Lho on March 2, 2011
Format: Paperback
The transition from TV show to comic book is awesome!! I've always loved watching the old episodes and this comic book makes me feel right at home. I mean dancing chickens!! How cool is that?! The coloring is great and the humor seems effortless. I especially enjoyed the last arc in this book and the story behind it Langridge provides. A great comic at a great price!! Definately looking forward to future issues.
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Gave to my 43 year old daughter for Christmas. She had it on her wish list and she has more Muppet collection at her house.
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By Lee G. Tarn on November 7, 2011
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The book was Brand New!!!! Definitely way better than I expected. I am so glad I choose Amazon.com. Thank you.
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