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Fraggle Rock Classics Volume 1 (Fraggle Rock Classics #1)
Archaia Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company are proud to present a new reprinting of the original Fraggle Rock comic book series, which first debuted in 1985. Look back into the history of your favorite Fraggles with stories such as "The Magic Time Machine," "The Trouble With Being #1," "The Monster That Could Be Anything" and "The Doozer Who Wanted to Be a Fraggle." ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Archaia
(first published August 23rd 2011)
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I never even knew there was a Fraggle Rock comic. I grew up watching the show and loved it, so when I found this while browsing the children's section the other day, I figured it would be good. It had all the classic characters: exploring Gobo and his famous Uncle Traveling Matt, frantic Red, hippie Moki, sock-loving Goober and paranoid Wembley. It also had the Doozers, those crazy building fiends, and the doozer named Cotterpin who wants to be a Fraggle, and the creatures from "outer space". Wh ...more
I remember owning one of these issues as a kid. The stories are simple and moralistic, and very much in keeping with the Fraggle Rock ethos. They're also a little dull now, but I don't know if that's the age of the stories or the age of the readers. The art style is very dated, clearly revealing the early 80's Marvel style of its time. It's not going to bring anybody new to the Fraggles, or unlock any new depth for Fraggle fans, but it's a decent way to spend a few minutes revisiting them.
Much like the TV series, this is a blast from the past that still holds up. The stories here are full of mirth and whimsy. Their charm is outdone in quality only by the their humor and Marie Severin's artwork. This could be the benchmark for adapting Muppet properties into comics.
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