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Popeye the Sailor lands own comic book series from IDW Publishing, first issue out in 2012
Popeye has eaten his spinach and is poised for the finish ahead of a return to the pages of comic books.
Created by Elzie Crisler Segar in 1929, the King Features staple returns to the pages of comic books in 2012, IDW Publishing said Thursday at Comic-Con International.
IDW co-founder and chief executive Ted Adams says the sailor with the bulging forearms will be have his own monthly series that will feature Olive Oyl, big and blustery Bluto along with hamburger-craving Wimpy and baby Swee'Pea, too.
He says a best of Popeye book that IDW published earlier drew strong fan reaction and led to the idea of the new series.
Adam added the comic books will be stylistically similar to Segar's work and for an all-ages audience.