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Statler: A Muppet Show comic book! Oh no, they're back to corrupt a whole new medium.

Waldorf: Why's it called a medium?

Statler: 'Cause it's rarely well done! Hoho!
—The first issue

The Muppet Show Comic Book, published by Boom Kids, is, well, Exactly What It Says on the Tin: a Comic Book Adaptation of The Muppet Show. It was launched in November, 2009. It is written and (usually) drawn by Roger Langridge, who had originally wanted to draw Muppet Show comics for Disney Adventures after Disney bought the franchise. Disney Adventures got cancelled before they could run any of Langridge's material (with the exception of a one-page short starring Fozzie Bear in their final issue), but the people at BOOM! Studios hired him to do a Muppet Show comic book as part of their new Disney-based imprint of kids' comics.

Unfortunately, as of 2011, the comic is now on hiatus due to Disney's acquisition of Marvel Comics.

Tropes present:

  • Brick Joke: One in at least every book.
  • Calvin Ball: The events in Family Reunion are all planned out by a pair of celestial beings resembling Statler and Waldorf as part of some weird chess game they're playing.
  • Chickification: You know how the Five-Man Band page describes The Lancer as lead guitar and The Chick as tambourine? Well, Janice has gone from one to the other.
    • In some episodes, like "Family Reunion, part 3", she has her guitar again.
  • Crowd Song: This happens near the end of every issue, usually signifying the end of the main plot point of that issue. Yes, they sing in a comic book, why do you ask?
    • "On The Road Part One: Watch That Tiger" features a glorious parody of the opening theme, reworked to allow for the fact they're performing in a field. "It's time to hitch the wagons/It's time to pick a site..."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kermit

  Very good, nice job everybody! Lose the wanton violence and we might just make it!

  Kismet (to the reader): "You know, I always wanted to do that."

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