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IDW Announces All-New Popeye Comic by Roger Langridge

He's strong to the finish and you can bet there will be some spinach in the upcoming comic.

Well blow me down, IDW has announced details on their upcoming POPEYE comic debuting in April. Besides featuring Popeye and the gang, the series will be written by comic industry star Roger Langridge.

IDW is expanding their partnership with King Features and will include new material with Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy and Swee' Pee. Langridge will be joined by artist Bruce Ozella and the series will be co-edited by IDW's co-founder and chief executive officer Ted Adams and comic expert Craig Yoe.

Landgride had this to say:

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. 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!

Look for it in April.

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Posted by The Poet

Hopefully he'll be able to do this AND Snarked...

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I'd get that #1 just for the homage to Action Comics #1. Pretty nice!

Posted by Decept-O

Awesome.

Popeye the Sailor Man, lives in a garbage can, turned on the gas, and burned his @$$, he's Popeye the Sailor Man.

HAD to do it.

Posted by The Impersonator

Nice! I'll have to eat some spinach while reading. =P

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Posted by ARMIV2

This is too COOL!

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

Bout time.

Posted by AmazingSpidey_707

YES!!!

Posted by Mr. Dead Pool

Well blow me down!

Posted by Deadcool

AWESOME!!

Posted by NightFang

I still watch the cartoons on Boomerang.

Posted by Eyz

What a random surprise! :D

That's the actual cover? Love it!!! XD

@Mr. Dead Pool said:

Well blow me down!

Oh man, talk about nostalgia! I loved that movie! I still consider it to be the best attempt to revive/adapt live an old cartoon! Compared to it the live Inspector Gadget was so dull...

What could you ask more? Songs, fun, faithful spirit and characters~

Posted by MisterParker

It certainly does have that Classic feel to it.... glad someone in the comics industry hasn't forgotten Popeye!

Posted by BatClaw89
look familiar?  
Posted by TypH

haha that looks pretty freaking funny, good old pop-eye :D