Elzie C. Segar, the creator of THIMBLE THEATRE and comics icon Popeye the Sailor Man, died at the young age of 44. He left behind less than a decade’s worth of strips and a pop-culture legacy that spans more than eight decades! In tribute, Fantagraphics has published six volumes of Segar’s collective work. “POPEYE VOL. 6: ME LI’L SWEE’PEA” is the sixth volume, and is, in fact, the final one. It is now available for collectors and comics fans to purchase and enjoy.
“POPEYE VOL. 6: ME LI’L SWEE’PEA” features the return of the Sea Hag and the Goon and includes 62 full-page, full-color Sundays featuring the adventures of Popeye and an epically surreal six-month interplanetary voyage for Sappo, the star of Popeye’s “top strip.” In addition, the book includes an illustrated Segar-written biography of Popeye, which was originally serialized in newspapers of the time, as well as rare art and photos.
Popeye #2, the latest POPEYE comic book from IDW Publishing, is now on sale!
In Popeye #2, Olive Oyl has got a new beau…and it’s Willy Wormwood, vaudevillian villain! Popeye can take a licking from the biggest brutes imaginable, but can he recover from a broken heart? Plus, the comic includes a brand-new escapade featuring Professor Wotasnozzle and Sappo! Popeye #2 is 32 pages long and costs $3.99 (U.S.$) to buy.
Co-edited by IDW CEO Ted Adams and legendary comics historian Craig Yoe, the new POPEYE comic-book series features the work of Roger Langridge, Ken Wheaton and Tom Neely.
Popeye #3 will be released in July, and Popeye #4 in August.
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IDW Publishing has released an all-new POPEYE original comic series—the first in more than 30 years— entitled POPEYE #1. Popeye fans can expect new adventures starring the world-famous Popeye the Sailor Man and his crew of friends, including Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy and Swee’ Pea, as well as future appearances of Poopdeck Pappy, Alice the Goon, King Blozo, Oscar and Rough-House.
Comics industry star Roger Langridge wrote POPEYE #1 and will pen the entire POPEYE comics series. Joining Langridge to bring Popeye back to comics is rising-star artist Bruce Ozella. The monthly POPEYE series will be co-edited by IDW’s co-founder and chief executive officer, Ted Adams, and renowned comics expert Craig Yoe.
“Ever since I was a kid, the two cartoonists who have had the biggest influence on me have been Carl Barks and E.C. Segar, so getting a chance to write POPEYE is quite a thrill,” said Langridge. “I’m especially pleased that IDW have decided to go with a Segar-flavored interpretation. As much as I like some of the later versions of the character, for me, it’s those early strips where the magic really happened. Just as well Segar drew everybody with big feet, because Bruce and I have some enormous shoes to fill!”