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."

Jules Feiffer variant
IDW Publishing CEO Ted Adams and comic expert Craig Yoe will edit the series, which will feature art by Bruce Ozella.  The first issue will feature a rare incentive cover by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jules Feiffer, in addition to the regular cover by Ozella.
IDW announced its Popeye license at last summer’s Comic-Con (see “IDW Announces ‘Popeye’ Comics”).