Massive Publishing, under license from King Features, will release a manga-style comic take on the venerable Popeye characters, with the story to reveal how Popeye lost his eye, a backstory of the character that’s never before been told.  An old enemy from the sea also appears in this story.

Eye Lie Popeye, Massive Publishing’s new five-issue Popeye series, will be written and drawn by Marcus Williams.  It will launch with a 40-page, $4.99 first issue on August 7.

Fans are getting a first look in the Massive’s Free Comic Book Day release, which provides a 24-page free preview.

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