news from me - ARCHIVES: "Our friends at Fantagraphics are already putting out a fine reprint set of Mr. Schulz's Peanuts and it's about to be joined by one of Elzie Segar's Thimble Theatre, the strip more commonly known as Popeye. These have been reprinted before but the new series -- six hardcovers, Sundays in color, one volume every six months commencing this September -- promises to be must-purchase even for those of us who bought the earlier collections."
Once upon a time, I had the earlier collections of which Mr. Evanier speaks. And they were fantastic. Anyone learning about Popeye from the formulaic cartoon shorts is in for an eye-opening when these books start coming out. So, so, so very excited at this news.