The first game was in my opinion, the greatest LucasArt game from that time period. I also was a fan of the comic strip and the short-lived tv series. I'm lucky enough to have most of them on tape. I really hope the sequel gets finished this time around. Like they say, third times the charm.
Oh and here's a link to some clips from the orginal abandoned Sam & Max sequel. http://www.joe-white.com/joe_animation.html