The legendary physical farce and extreme slapstick of The Three Stooges are the subject of a new comic book called "COMICS: The Three Stooges."
COMICS is a biography series about stand-ups, sitcom stars and comedians who have made a huge impact on popular culture. From Moe Howard's childhood acting days during the dawn of the film industry to the very last Curly and beyond, Bluewater Comics recounts the story of one of the funniest and longest running troupes in comedy history.
"COMICS: The Three Stooges" was written by Jaymes Reed with illustrations by Apriyadi Kusbiantoro. Due out in January 2011, the book will sell for $3.99.
"I have been pleased with the success of our COMICS series and we have been itching to do one about the Three Stooges," said Darren Davis, president of Bluewater Comics. "Who hasn't laughed at Moe poking Larry in the eyes or Curly 'whooping' it up on the ground?"
Reed, who has penned biography comics on the lives of George Carlin and Lucille Ball, said he wanted to recapture the fun of watching "The Three Stooges" reruns during his childhood. "Like nearly everyone else I know, I grew up watching them. There was no question these guys would be the first comedy team I'd write about," said Reed. "It was literally a no-brainer.”
He said their physical brand of comedy has endured for many years and has inspired a new movie starring Will Sasso ("MAD Tv") and Sean Hayes ("Will and Grace"). "Their endurance as a comedy team, even 42 years after their final appearance on film," states Reed, "is a testament to their legend."