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Thursday, September 26, 2013

I Yam Classic

As I've mentioned before, although I love superhero comics, I wish there were more comic books about our favorite characters, as back in the time when multi-paneled magazines such as Woody Woodpecker, The Flintstones, Pogo, Tom and Jerry—and of course all the Disney comic books—crammed the newsstands and spinner racks. Today, there are a few, such as Looney Tunes, Spongebob Squarepants, Peanuts and Garfield, for which we are very thankful. And we are also most grateful for Popeye and Classic Popeye. Published by one of the current premier comics publisher, IDW, these punched-up periodicals features classic (drawn by Bud Sagendorf, the artist who carried on the Popeye newspaper comic strip and comic book after the untimely death of Popeye creator E. C. Segar in 1938) and newly created Popeye adventures. Word was that the Popeye titles had been cancelled—but now the (better) word is that the Popeye comic books will continue. Enjoy this cover from Issue 5, September 2012, featuring the mighty Sailor Man himself actually drawing a comic-book story (drawn by contemporary artist Bruce Ozella —and don't forget to pick up a copy of Classic Popeye and Popeye online at your comic book shop. (IDW is also collecting the Popeye comic-book classics into hard cover.)

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