Captain Underpants First Look Image & Details – A New Kind of Superhero

Captain Underpants Movie

Believe it or not, the Captain Underpants books are almost 20 years old. Dav Pilkey’s irreverent children’s book series was first published in 1997, helping to kick off a long-running trend of comedy-focused, illustration-heavy kid-lit that merged an offbeat sense of humor with the sensibilities of the comic-strip world.

Written and illustrated by Pilkey, the Captain Underpants books (there are 12 in total) revolve around a pair of elementary school best friends named George Beard and Harold Hutchins, whose antics lead to them being menaced by their mean, overbearing school principal Mr. Krupp. Utilizing hypnosis, they convince Krupp that he is actually a superhero of their own creation, Captain Underpants, who battles supervillains wearing …

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