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Popeye is returning to comics in a new monthly series from IDW!

No creative team announced as of yet, but the sailor’s new adventures will be overseen by Ted Adams, IDW’s co-founder and CEO and will be released in 2012.

Previously, IDW published Bud Sagendorf’s Popeye, edited by Craig Yoe.

Popeye Returns to Comics with IDW 
All-new adventures with the “Sailor Man” start in 2012

San Diego, CA (July 21, 2011)—At San Diego Comic-Con today, IDW Publishing announced another impressive expansion of the company’s partnership with King Features to bring POPEYE back to comic books. IDW’s POPEYE comics will offer all-new adventures with this famous character and his friends, including Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy and Swee’Pea. The monthly POPEYE series will be edited by IDW’s co-founder and chief executive officer, Ted Adams.

Created by Elzie Crisler Segar in January 1929, Popeye the Sailor Man quickly became one of the most popular and enduring comics characters of all time. In addition to headlining his own comic strip for over eighty years, Popeye has also been featured in television cartoons, video games, live action movies and countless merchandise.

“I grew up reading Segar’s Popeye and we’ll be bringing his sensibility to our new series,” said Adams. “We’ll be announcing our all-star creative team as SDCC, and plan to launch in early 2012.”

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