IDW Publishing is putting a top team on its new Popeye comic series, launching in April. Roger Langridge will write the series. Langridge cited Popeye creator E.C. Segar as one of his biggest influences, and expressed his pleasure at IDW’s decision to focus on a Segar-inspired interpretation. "It’s just as well Segar drew everybody with big feet," he said, "because Bruce and I have some enormous shoes to fill."
IDW announced its Popeye license at last summer’s Comic-Con (see “IDW Announces ‘Popeye’ Comics”).