Much more so than we can tell from previews of the coming DreamWorks film Mr. Peabody and Sherman, which we previewed earlier at borg.com here, a new monthly comic book series based on Jay Ward’s classic animated series has all the heart that made the original loved by millions. Mr. Peabody is the genius dog, of course, who takes his boy Sherman back and forth across time like Doctor Who and his TARDIS or Doc Brown and his DeLorean.
The original animated series-within-a-series called Peabody’s Improbable History, which was featured in episodes of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, is as classic as classic gets, and fans can recite episodes decades after it first aired for kids in the 1960s and re-aired to kids in reruns in the 1970s and beyond.
Issue #1 of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, written Sholly Fisch with art and colors by Jorge Monlingo, is funny, appeals to all ages, and captures the spirit and look of the original. Here’s a preview of Issue #1 courtesy of IDW Publishing, now in comic book stores everywhere:
*In memory of Jenny, who waited beside me many hours this year as I wrote for this website, tail wagging and always there for me. You will be missed.