Cool, that's good to know.
Cool, that's good to know.
Last edited by Zach J.; 07-03-2012 at 05:28 PM.
Anyway, there are almost always differences between the comic incarnations and cartoon incarnations of certain famous characters. Walt Disney's Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse cartoons aren't much like the Carl Barks Donald Duck comics and the Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse comics. The old Looney Tunes comics from Western Publishing aren't much like the Looney Tunes cartoons, and many of those were written by the same people. It's the same with Popeye. The difference here is that the comic strip actually came first.
Preview of issue 3:
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Preview of issue 1:
Issue #3 was just incredible. Best so far. So many laughs and Neely was just born to draw Popeye. He's already said being a regular artist isn't feasible, but I hope he can contribute every once and a while.
Here's a heads-up about the recently released Classic Popeye #1: it's an almost exact reproduction of the 1948 comic, so no ads, and the back cover and inside cover one-pagers are there! This is 48 pages of nothing but comics for the same price as your modern 22 pager!
Popeye's first IDW crossover: Mars Attacks Popeye!
also: really loved the artist for issue #4 (Vince Musacchia), and Langridge writes and illustrates #7!
I was not going to pick up this series,after the first issue.Will give it at least a 10 issue try, through issue 5 didnt grab me as much. The classic is great! These are reprinted from books that cost a fortune today, even 20 years ago they cost a pretty penny.And, what is a VERY rare thing the past 25 or so years,is that they put the upc code, on the back cover!!For the classic popeye, I will hope that they are able to reprint every one of them.
^The classic series is a great value - especially considering how they'll be collected: the upcoming vol. 1 of Classic Popeye is a hardcover containing #1-4 at a cost of $25!
Both Popeye books premiered just as I was trying to get away from adding anything to my pull-list and trade waiting on further series, but I'm glad I didn't here. The printing and design of these floppies are so great and they're just a joy to hold in your hands.
You know what? Comics are fun.
Apparently, Roger Langridge's Popeye is ending at issue 12 - being labeled a '12 issue miniseries' despite being called an ongoing. I'm a bit disappointed, but we still have several months plus Classic Popeye, and it's really not surprising if you consider IDW's typical schedule of starting, ending, and relaunching titles. I hope we get more Popeye 'miniseries' in the future.
I enjoy the Classics way more then the Mini, but both are enjoyable. I hope Classics keeps running after the Ongoing/Mini ends.
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I think what happened was, when it first started appearing (as a mini), it sold much better than expected. Then, when we suddenly had two ongoing titles, the sales dropped huge. Personally, as much as I enjoyed the first issue of the mini/ongoing, I couldn't rationalize spending the money on a continuing basis, considering the dollars I already have committed elsewhere.
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^Very possible. Classic Popeye is certainly more cost effective to produce, but I hope new material will be a semi-regular thing. Maybe getting indie creators to turn in their own minis every once and a while?
Three issues left, and the penultimate two (the final team-up with Barney Google issue being drawn by Langridge himself) are drawn by Vince Musacchia. I glad, as he's been my favorite artist on this series. There have been several terrific artists - heck - all of 'em have been pretty good, but Musacchia's loose and cartoony while not being too loose and cartoony style has been so perfect for Popeye.
while I much prefer the Classic to the contemporary, I have to say I started with Popeye at all this time round (have a BIG book of Segar strips, and various other Popeye comics from years ago) in large part because the first several issues were 48 (or so?) pages for the same over-the-top price ($4) as the far-too-many 32- and 22-(!) page comics now on sale. And I can't help but wonder if the drop off in sales came sometime after IDW dropped the page count back to 32 pages for $4. I know I stopped pre-ordering it when that happened, although I began to miss it, and am back to buying it reg'larly now.
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