The Jim Henson Company is responsible for the greatest puppet creations of all time, and they’re still going very strong. When word came that they would be heavily involved in the massive return of the Muppets as well as other puppet-related titles like a Dark Crystal sequel and a Fraggle Rock movie, we the children of the ’80s were elated.
While the various Muppet/puppet movies are still in development, other forms of entertainment are on the way to re-ignite an interest and an excitement in these worlds and the characters within them. One example of this is the brand new Fraggle Rock comic book by Jeffrey Brown that’s currently set for release in April. Fans will also have the chance to grab some Fraggle action when an issue is available during the beloved Free Comic Day.
Those of you who can’t wait will be happy to discover that MTV was able to get their hands on some goodies from the new series, including a look at the first cover and a sample of the Free Comic Book Day offering. Click the image above to see the cover of the first issue, and head over to the other side to check out the sample excerpt!
This comic book is actually being aimed more at younger kids around the 10-year-old range in an attempt to introduce them to the same great underground world that we all know and love. At the same time, they hope that the comic can still be enjoyed by all of the existing Fraggle fans out there as well. This will hopefully result in a whole new fan base rejoining the old fan base when Fraggle Rock: The Movie is released some time in 2011.
Corey Edwards, who is handling the writing and directing efforts for the movie, previously wrote and directed fairy tale parody Hoodwinked, and also wrote its upcoming sequel Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil.