Just in time for the 70th anniversary of "The Three Stooges'" last original shorts, Baltimore-based indie publisher American Mythology Productions is resurrecting the franchise as a comic book series this April.
The series marks the first time Larry, Moe and Curly will be drawn in comics with their actual likeness, rather than cartoon-inspired versions, like they were portrayed in the '60s Gold Key issues.
Under license from C3 Entertainment, "The Three Stooges" is returning under a stable of various creators, including S.L. Gallant (G.I. Joe), Bill Galvan (Archie), Greg Larocque (The Flash), Mark Wheatley (Breathtaker), Brendon & Brian Fraim (Vampire PA), Andrew Pepoy (Archie), S.A. Check (Maxx Fragg), J.C. Vaughn (Stargate Atlantis), and Mark L. Haynes (Stargate Atlantis), among others.
"How can you get more iconic than The Three Stooges?" American Mythology publisher Michael Bornstein said in a press release. "Literally generations of children have grown in adulthood with profoundly fond memories of Larry, Moe, Curly, Shemp, and The Boys. The staying power of their humor is exactly why we wanted them at American Mythology. We are determined to create new, original stories in the true spirit of these entertainment legends. We're very honored to bring The Boys back to comics!"
"The Three Stooges" #1 is scheduled for release in April.