Popeye #1

Popeye #1

Writer: Roger Langridge Artist: Bruce Ozella Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 25, 2012 Critic Reviews: 6
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Popeye the Sailor Man sails again! E.C Segar’s classic creation is back, with his first original comic in over 30 years! Written by the Eisner Award-winning Roger Landridge (The Muppets), with pitch-perfect art from rising star Bruce Ozella, it’s a new take on the classic character that’s true to its roots! With a rare incentive cover from legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Apr 30, 2012

    I worry a little that there's not a huge audience for Popeye #1, but I intend to enjoy it as long as the run lasts. Anyone who is a fan of the spinach-eating sailor needs to get on board now. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 1, 2012

    Lots of fun, some clever twists and cute banter - a great package. Long may it run! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 25, 2012

    As a fan of the show in my childhood, I may have been a little harder when looking over the entire issue but the series is off to a great start and I am ecstatic to be able to buy and read a new Popeye series. My thanks go out to all involved in making this series happen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 29, 2012

    Popeye certainly isn't for everyone. There are those that think the antics of the characters to be mundane and long past their shelf life. I think you have to be a real fan of Thimble Theatre to appreciate and love everything that has gone into this book, but it is clear Langridge takes a property and treats it with respect to the original creator. It would be great if IDW Publishing had dropped the cover price by a couple of bucks to draw even more to the title, but I understand the need to properly license and pay for a property. This book isn't an endless stream of spinach swallowing and fighting with Bluto. The humor is subtle and the tale is fun, earning Popeye #1 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chad Bowers Apr 27, 2012

    Hey, wait a minute… Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 25, 2012

    This book is decent, it didn’t blow me away but it surprised me with its look and feel. It wasn’t just some crappy remake that does nothing but regurgitate the creators vision and plot lines back onto the page (cough Peanuts), but it also didn’t capture me as a regular reader. Every indication is that this is an ongoing series, but I can’t say that I’ll be a diehard follower of it. If you just need a good wholesome throw back from your youth then this is the perfect book, but if you were looking for a reason to give a damn about Popeye again then this isn’t it. Read Full Review

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