Tuesday, July 14, 2009
1. It's a "kid's book," but doesn't talk down to them.
2. It's a "kid's book," but, like those classic Looney Tunes cartoons, I can still enjoy it.
3. The current Muppets rights-holders (Disney?) should hire Roger Langridge as the guy who singlehandedly makes this property fresh and relevant again. I like this stuff more than those recent Muppets TV specials & movies – closer to the original spirit.
4. I treat this comic completely as entertainment – not a commodity, not a collectible. I just get in there, fold the cover back with a nice big crease, and freakin' READ it. Then it ends up on my coffee-table, on top of a stack of magazines and newspapers, on my window-sill, in the bathroom. You will never see it in my house with a bag and board; in fact, you would never find bags and boards in my comic stacks, period.
5. Comic most in the spirit of the kid's comics I read in my youth, when you used to pick these titles off the spinner racks like grapes.