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Latest Comic Book, Popeye #2, Now On Sale

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.

To find a copy of Popeye #2, find a comic book store near you by clicking here.

Olive Oyl Checks Into The Standard in Hollywood

Frank Caruso, Vice President of Creative at King Features, collaborated with cartoonist Stephen DeStefano, on this special comic strip featuring Olive Oyl and Popeye checking into The Standard, Hollywood. In the strip, Popeye is dropping  Olive off at The Standard where she reports to work as the hotel’s popular “box girl.” The comic strip is currently running on the homepage of The Standard’s Culture website at www.standardculture.com. Pretty cool, huh? To see more of what sassy Miss Olive Oyl is up to these days, check out OliveOylLoves.com.

Guitars, Drums and Spinach

This week’s POPEYE Sunday comic strip pays homage to two American icons: Popeye and the alternative rock band, Wilco.  The artwork prominently features the S.S.Wilco sailing into port to deliver Wilco Brand Spinach. Hoards of people are lining up on the dock as Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and the entire gang assist Wilco in handing out cans of Wilco Spinach to the crowds. The art, created by Frank Caruso and Ned Sonntag, features caricatures of Wilco band members: lead singer Jeff Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche.

Rolling Stone described Wilco as “one of America’s most consistently interesting bands” and “America’s foremost rock impressionists” and their latest collaboration with the cartoon icon Popeye underscores the band’s creativity. Aside from their apparent love for spinach, both Wilco and Popeye also share roots in their home state of Illinois (Chicago and Chester, respectively).

Be sure to visit www.popeye.com and “Like” our Official Popeye Facebook Page, so you won’t miss the boat on the latest news about Popeye and his famous crew of friends.

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