“Kermit’s Story,” the first issue of the now-ongoing series of comics was released in March 2009.
The comic also features onstage acts mixed in with the backstage antics. Acts featured in this issue include, “Muppet News Flash,” the “musical” number “Bang, Boom, Splat and POW,” a Kermit news sketch on Koozebane—“Close Encounters of the Worst Kind,” The Swedish Chef, Pigs in Space, and a final song performed by Kermit.
The plot’s ending is very satisfactory and balances the off-the-wall tone of the comic with some classic Muppet sappiness.
Jim Henson’s vision was for the whole world to be accepted as one, no matter how crazy or distinct you are—and Langridge’s art is just that, crazy and distinct. It stands out as being delightfully Muppety—no matter how many cheesy grins Scooter shows off with his pearly whites. All of the characters look enough like themselves to be distinguished as such, and they all have wacky facial expressions that add to the comedy.
Pick up a copy of The Muppet Show Comic Book: Kermit’s Story today! Or buy the first trade paperback, The Muppet Show Comic Book: Meet the Muppets, containing Issues 1-4.
The Muppet Show Comic Book Issue 2/4: Fozzie’s Story was released in April 2009. It focuses on Fozzie Bear trying to make the audience laugh (as always) and going to extreme measures to do so.