Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Was Right! There IS A Croods Comic Book!

Step aside, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr. and that little mouse from The Great Mouse Detective. There's a new Sherlock in the Holmes. Er, house.

Remember a week or so ago, when I used my questionable powers of deduction to speculate on the existence of a Croods comic book? Well, my dear Watsons, I was correct! Ape Entertainment has just confirmed the 2/27 release of their awkwardly titled graphic novel, The Croods Prequel Digest. Here's the press release:

Ape Entertainment proudly presents the official prequel to Dreamworks' upcoming blockbuster family film, The Croods! Join Grug, Ugga, Eep, Thunk, Gran and a host of forgotten prehistoric creatures in one family's adventures before their adventure of a lifetime! Featuring stories by Georgia Ball (Strawberry Shortcake) and art by Nathan Watson (Toy Story), this is one prehysterical tale you won't want to miss!

I don't know which part of that press release I'm more excited about. A Croods prequel comic book, or the fact that some marketing firm got a green light on the term 'prehysterical.' No matter. I'll take 'em both.

A couple of quick questions, though. If the plot of The Croods hinges on the fact that the family has never left their cave, does that mean that the prequel will take place entirely within its stony confines? Are kids really going want to read 125 pages of My Campfire With Andre? Or will the prequel be the story of how the Croods' first found their cave, and why Grug decided to lock them all inside? A "prehysterical" re-telling of  The Shining, perhaps?

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