“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,” said Langridge in a news release. “I'm especially pleased that IDW have
IDW's Dirk Wood,
“You feel like you're reading a book straight off the newsstand in 1955,” he said. “It's classic stuff.”
The first issue will also feature a variant cover by Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist who wrote the screenplay to the 1980 Roger Altman “Popeye” film.