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Muppet Robin Hood #1

June 29, 2009
Muppet Robin Hood #1 (Boom! Kids)
By Tim Beedle, Armand Villavert Jr. & Shelli Paroline

The Boom!/Disney deal has produced some darn good comics so far, including The Muppet Show and a pair of Pixar properties. This second Muppet comic isn’t quite as good as the first, but it’s still strong. Following in the footsteps of films like Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island, Tim Beedle casts the Muppets as Robin Hood, his Merry Men, and the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham for this production. Both the writing and art are good, but not great. The story flows well, but a lot of the jokes feel a bit overdone (there’s a gag with Sam the Eagle almost word-for-word pulled from Christmas Carol). The artwork is technically more on-model than the other comic, but it’s a little stiff. It reminds me of how Muppets in use always look more lifelike than still photos of the Muppets. But lest it sound like I didn’t like this book, there is a lot of good stuff here as well — a lot of really funny jokes with Kermit and Robin, unexpected casting with Little John and Will Scarlet, a great bit with the Swedish Chef and Lew Zeland, and so on. This is a good book, and Muppet fans will definitely enjoy it. There’s just a little room for improvement, that’s all.
Rating: 7/10

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