Washington: American Mythology Comics on Tuesday announced that they will be launching a new Laurel and Hardy series later in the year featuring both new and classic material based on the beloved characters.
The new series will be written by S.A. Check and Jordan Gershowitz, wrote The Hollywood Reporter, adding that it will be produced in partnership with Laurel and Hardy license holders Larry Harmon Pictures Corporation.
The artwork for the comic book will be done by veteran cartoonist Jorge Pacheco, whose portfolio of work includes Harvey Comics’ Pink Panther and Felix the Cat. He has also created DC’s Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo comics.
Apart from creating new materials, American Mythology plans to reprint classic comic book material featuring the legendary duo.
DC Entertainment, Dell Comics and Gold Key Comics are just some of the publishers that have released Laurel and Hardy material throughout the years since their comic book debut in 1949.
Larry Harmon Pictures Corporation VP Marci Bath, in a statement, said, “With the current international release of our new Laurel & Hardy feature film, Stan & Ollie, the timing is perfect to reintroduce Laurel & Hardy Comics to new generations of Laurel & Hardy fans, as well as of course to the millions of existing fans around the world.”
The first edition of the comic book is set to be released in April.