The Muppet Show #2

The Muppet Show #2

Writer: Roger Langridge Artist: Roger Langridge Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: April 29, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany Apr 29, 2009

    With this issue, the Muppet Show continues to be an intelligent read despite their youth-like nature. I look at those movies and television programs as intelligent for both the younger and older generations, and as I transition from child to adulthood, I can see why I found the characters so appealing. They don’t talk down to the audience, but rather include them in everything about the Muppet world and allow discovery to take place. Langridge is able to do the same thing with his book, by keeping it all ages friendly but not filtering the plot in order to satisfy one group of readers. It’s still a fantastic read and while we’re only halfway through the year, I’d be surprised if any other title can top this great piece of work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Daniel Crown Apr 29, 2009

    Obviously this sort of nostalgic homage certainly won't appease all readers - particularly those who aren't already card carrying members of the Muppet's faithful - but even for the most cynical adult audience, I'm willing to bet there are more than a few smiles to be had in the Muppet Show's pages. Langridge has the rare gift of actually being able to make puns humorous, using his experience as a comic strip artist to create something comestible for just about anyone with a funny bone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 30, 2009

    While I personally thought Fozzie's opening limburger-cheese joke was hilarious, the bear's not feeling the love of the audience as of late. This second issue focuses on Fozzie's efforts to retool his comedy act, and it's quite amusing (and occasionally quite smart when it comes to cultural references). Roger Langridge's second issue is almost as strong as the first, and that's quite a compliment, given how great the inaugural episode of this series was. My favorite segment in this issue was the return of soap-opera send-up Veterinarian's Hospital, into which Langridge has woven the string of Fozzie's quest to be the king of comedy. Despite the lack of sound and motion, Langridge nevertheless captures the satire and hilarity of that recurring Muppet Show sketch (featuring Rowlf, Janice and Piggy), right down to the "actors'" reactions to the unseen narrator. The writer/artist's faithful yet unique take on the Muppets is as entertaining and attractive as before. I love that while this m Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 13, 2010

    Another hit for the Muppets. While this comic does deviate from the regular cast, it's still an interesting story that provides some laughs. Fozzie gets a little back up story to help keep his subplot in the consciousness. It's a good read and is worth picking up if you are a fan of the gags seen in the Muppet TV Show. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan May 4, 2009

    Langridge tackles "The Muppet Show" #2 with sincerity and with heart, but I hope the first issue was a more accurate taste of what's in store for the rest of this series. Read Full Review

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