|Pop Culture Gadabout|
Thursday, May 11, 2006 |
( 5/11/2006 07:40:00 AM ) Bill S.
A THIMBLE FULLA GOOD NEWS – Sign me up as another swabbie excited by the news that Fantagraphics is coming out with a hardback series reprinting E.C. Segar's classic "Thimble Theater/Popeye" strip. I bought a couple of the paperback reprints back when the comics publisher first ran the series as part of its "Nemo Library," and I've since regretted not getting the whole set when I had the chance. Segar's Popeye adventures were a joy to read – wildly inventive and funny – and they definitely deserve to stay in print for perpetuity. I also suspect that Segar's leisurely storytelling style is more in tune with comics readers' tastes in these days of decompressed storytelling than it was when Fantagraphics did its first series of Popeye books.
So when we getting the hardback "Pogo" reprint series?