January 18, 2012

Popeye Returns To Comics In April!


The Spinach-eating sailor is coming back to comics this coming April! IDW announced a new series that will be written by Roger Langridge (SNARKED, MUPPET SHOW) with art by Bruce Ozella.

“I grew up reading Segar’s Popeye and we’ll be bringing his sensibility to our new series,” said   IDW’s co-founder and chief executive officer Ted Adams, who will co-editing the book with Craig Yoe. “Especially now with our all-star creative team, I’m really looking forward to launching this series in April.”

“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,” saidLangridge. “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!”

POPEYE #1 debuts in April, featuring a cover from Bruce Ozella, and a rare incentive cover from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer.