The Muppet Show: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson 1 (July 2009)

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Animal’s getting smarter, Rizzo and the rats are digging for treasure in the studio and Kermit’s acting very strange (leather jacket and shades). There’s also a ninja hanging around.

While the series has a subtitle, suggesting a unifying theme (at the least), Langridge is really just doing another Muppet Show comic, with bits from the show interspersed with the behind-the-scenes goings on. It’s all incredibly solid, though the laughs are more in the show bits (for whatever reason, the Pigs in Space sketch is really funny–even though there’s almost no punchline at all).

Langridge gets it, but the idea of a unifying factor–The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson–just distracts. It’s clear the book should be run as a loose ongoing, with the comic format allowing for some brief sketches and so on.

It’s not a fast read and it requires attention, which is pleasantly surprising.

CREDITS

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral; writer and artist, Roger Langridge; colorist, Digikore Studios; letterer, Deron Bennett; editor, Paul Morrissey; publisher, Boom! Studios.

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