Popeye Vol. 1: "I Yam What I Yam"
E. C. SegarISBN: 1560977795;
In the tradition of The Complete Peanuts , re-introducing the brilliance of E. C. Segar and his famous sailor man to a new generation. Most folks are familiar with Popeye through a variety of incarnations that have ensconced the character in the public consciousness for almost 80 years?the animated Popeye cartoons, the feature film Popeye , etc.?but far fewer have been exposed to the original brilliance of Popeye's creator, E.C. Segar. Now, comic strip fans can experience Segar's original comic strips through this new six-volume series. In 1929, Segar took his eccentric Thimble Theatre comic strip (which began in 1919) and introduced Popeye, transforming the strip almost overnight into one of the most popular works of art in American history. Segar's entire cast of characters, such as Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Eugene the Jeep, the Sea Hag, and Alice the Goon became a part of American culture. This outwardly farcical gaggle of...
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