The Three Stooges are coming back to comics in April 2016 and, for the first time ever, their comic book incarnations will be produced with their actual likenesses rather than cartoon-inspired versions. It will also mark the 70th anniversary of the last original shorts filmed featuring Larry, Moe and Curly.
Under license from C3 Entertainment, American Mythology Productions (AM) will launch The Three Stooges as a full-color, 32-page comic book featuring their return to the printed page. The Boys will be featured in the comics section of the February 2016 edition of PREVIEWS from Diamond Comic Distributors, listed under “American Mythology Productions,” on pages #280 - 281. It carries a $3.99 U.S. cover price.
The new adventures of Larry, Moe and Curly will be produced by an array of 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. Each creator participating in the program is a huge fan of The Three Stooges and is excited to be telling stories that honor their legacy.
The Three Stooges have a long history in comic book format. "How can you get more iconic than The Three Stooges? 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,” said Michael Bornstein, American Mythology’s Publisher. “We’re very honored to bring The Boys back to comics!”
“Comic books are the vanguard of creativity, and The Three Stooges have a long history in comics. We’re very pleased to have them associated with American Mythology Productions,” said Ani Khachoian, Executive Vice-President of Licensing, Merchandising and Distribution for C3. “Their passion for The Boys is equal to their passion for great comics, and we think it’s an excellent match.”