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Roger Langridge’s Muppets comic in limbo

A page from a Muppets comic we may never see

On his blog, cartoonist Roger Langridge muses on the fate of the last Muppet Show comics he drew for BOOM! Studios. We learned a few weeks ago that Disney had moved the license for Pixar comics from BOOM!, which had been making them for two years, to Marvel, but the fate of The Muppet Show license was conspicuously not mentioned. From what Langridge says, though, it looks like BOOM! has lost that license as well, leaving Langridge’s last Muppets story arc, The Four Seasons, in limbo:

As far as I understand it, the unpublished work I’ve done for Boom isn’t technically Disney’s until it’s published, and obviously Boom can’t publish it without a license. So it’s in a kind of limbo right now. In the best of all possible worlds, I’d like to think that Boom and Marvel can come to some kind of arrangement whereby Marvel can eventually release the work.

He posted a few inked pages from the story to tide us over while the suits figure it all out. BOOM! Studios had no comment.

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I can’t imagine 2011 Marvel doesn’t try to make this work.

Simon DelMonte

March 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Seems to be the fate of the Muppets to be left in limbo these last 21 years. Langridge might be the first person since Henson’s untimely passing to have accomplished anything of note with the Muppets, but Disney as a whole still has no idea what to do with them.

Are you unaware of the Muppet movie that’s upcoming and looks at least SOMEWHAT decent or just apathetic of it.

Has any footage of the new Muppet movie even been released yet? I’m looking forward to it- it has a lot of potential, based on the talent involved, but I’m unaware of any footage that would prove the point that it “looks at least SOMEWHAT decent.”

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