It's official: Marvel and Disney will be publishing Jim Henson's Muppets starting in July! And with the new movie The Muppets coming out in Thanksgiving -- including a subsequent huge marketing push by Disney -- it's no surprise this giant-sized comic is hitting the stands.
Disney•Muppets Presents: Meet The Muppets will be a 96-page all-ages comic...not bad for $5.99! It will feature Muppets stories by Roger Langridge though it is not immediately clear if they will be reprints from Langridge's acclaimed BOOM! series. It is also unclear if Marvel plans to produce an all-new series of Muppet stories now or in the future...though it would be really cool if they did!
Official Press Release:
Marvel And Disney Publishing Worldwide Launch DISNEY•MUPPETS PRESENTS Giant-Size Comic
New York, NY – April 11, 2011-- Marvel and Disney Publishing will debut DISNEY•MUPPETS PRESENTS: MEET THE MUPPETS, an giant-sized comic featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzy, Gonzo and the Muppet gang. Hitting stores in July 2011, this 96 page comic features stories from acclaimed writer/artist Roger Langridge (Thor: The Mighty Avenger). (All ages, $5.99)
In DISNEY•MUPPETS PRESENTS: MEET THE MUPPETS, the gang plans to revive their variety show and bring back favorite sketches like “Pigs in Space” and “Veterinarian’s Hospital.” Meanwhile, Kermit misses the swamp, and the gang tries to cheer him up. Fozzy revamps his standup act, but everything he tries gets the same boos as his original routine. Scooter attempts to figure out once and for all what species Gonzo belongs to. And a psychic tells Miss Piggy she’s going to lose something green.
“Together with Disney Publishing, we’re extremely excited to bring the Muppets to the comics world and continue to grow their audience” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Entertainment Editor-in-Chief. “Marvel will ensure that DISNEY•MUPPETS PRESENTS will be available at all retail segments for its cross-generational fan base. The Muppets are some of the most beloved pop culture icons ever, so we can’t wait for fans to experience these great stories from Roger Langridge”
DISNEY • MUPPETS PRESENTS: MEET THE MUPPETS
Written and Penciled by ROGER LANGRIDGE
Cover by ROGER LANGRIDGE
All Ages … Giant-Size Comic Dimensions: 8” x 10 ¾”…$5.99
ON SALE IN JULY