Everything old is new again

Crack open the spinach cans, because he’s back! Popeye the Sailor is getting his own comic coming out from IDW Publishing. The Popeye ongoing series will be an all-ages book suitable for children, featuring all the classic Popeye characters and go on sale in 2012.

Originally created by Elzie Segar for his strip Thimble Theater in 1929, Popeye is out of copyright and in the public domain in Europe, but is still owned by King Features Syndicate in the US. Six creative teams after Segar died, the Popeye comic strip is stil published in Sunday papers across the country.