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'Popeye': Roger Langridge to write series

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Roger Langridge has been announced as the writer on Popeye.

The Snarked! writer is working on IDW Publishing's new licensed title with artist Bruce Ozella.

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"Ever since I was a kid, the two cartoonists who have had the biggest influence on me have been Carl Barks and EC Segar, so getting a chance to write Popeye is quite a thrill," said Langridge.

"I'm especially pleased that IDW have decided to go with a Segar-flavored interpretation. As much as I like some of the later versions of the character, for me, it's those early strips where the magic really happened.

"Just as well Segar drew everybody with big feet, because Bruce and I have some enormous shoes to fill!"

Popeye was created by Elzie Crisler Segar and debuted in the Thimble Theatre newspaper comics strip in 1929.

Langridge has also worked on BOOM! Studios' The Muppet Show series and Marvel Comics' acclaimed Thor: The Mighty Avenger.

Popeye #1 will debut in April.

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