Just in time for Father’s Day…Classic Popeye #11from IDW Publishing will go on sale on June 12, 2013. Fans of Bud Sagendorf’s work on POPEYE should run, not walk, to their nearest comic book retailer and pick up a copy…or a dozen!
Featuring the art and writing of Bud Sagendorf, this 52-page comic book is printed in full color and has a cover price of $3.99.
It’s been a fun ride, but all good things must come to an end! Popeye #12, the last in the Popeye original comic book series from IDW Publishing, is now on sale. Cartoonist Roger Langridge has gicen a voice to Popeye and his salty crew throughout the entire series as the writer. So before we bid a fond farewell, we asked Roger to answer a few questions before he moves on to other spinach-colored pastures. Here’s what he had to say…
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.