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.