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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #221

Popeye #1 (of 4) — Writer: Roger Langridge; ¬†Art: Bruce Ozella Snarked #7 — Writer/Artist: Roger Langridge Back in the ’70s, when I was first discovering America’s long, rich history of newspaper comics, E. C. Segar’s Thimble Theater, the strip that birthed Popeye in 1928, was one of my first encounters, and it was a revelation: tough, funny, adventurous and told with a sureness of line and vision that puts it in the top ten of everybody’s best-of lists. This new comic doesn’t reach that peak, but it comes closer than anyone else has since Segar’s death in 1938: Ozella … Continue reading

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