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Tea and Spinach! Politics of Popeye, King Features Comics Strips to Memes

The comic strips you grew up with, and your great-grandma grew up with, are probably from King Features Syndicate: a comics syndicate over 100 years old! Tea Fougner is the Editorial Director for Comics at King Features Syndicate and joins us to talk about comics strips past and present.

As Tea says, “Comics is a format, not a genre.”

Find out:

  • Which vintage adventure strips will modern readers enjoy?
  • Popeye: Origins
  • The kweerness of Krazy Kat
  • The 1970s splenders of Apartment 3G
  • The Lockhorns are someone’s hip meme
  • Popeye on socialism and economic policy
  • “Mandrake the Magician was Doctor Strange before Doctor Strange”
  • How to read King Features comics. Literally.
  • Popeye is compassionate

Tea tweets as https://twitter.com/teaberryblue.

It’s Popeye vs. Bluto in the New One:12 Collective Deluxe Set

 One:12 Collective Popeye & Bluto: Stormy Seas Ahead Deluxe Box

Popeye, spinach-loving sailor, goes head-to-head with his brutish arch-rival: Bluto. This deluxe “Stormy Seas Ahead” box set sets the stage to spin a tale of two salty sailors and their ongoing titanic conflict.

The One:12 Collective Popeye gets a refresh. From his crisp white sailor slacks, to his navy and white trimmed shirt, Popeye looks shipshape and in bristle fashion! Included are three different head portraits: two classic One:12 Collective Popeye options and an all-new roughed-up portrait. Popeye comes complete with a wide range of iconic sailor accessories and outfitting listed below.

The One:12 Collective Bluto completes the set. Appearing like he has been hanging around the docks and is up to no good, Bluto cuts a choppy wake wearing a collared shirt over a long-sleeve undershirt, work pants, and work boots – all featuring his classic colors.  He is packaged with two head portraits displaying varying levels of brawn and brawl. Bluto is well-equipped with some heavy, real metal gear to give his adversary a run for his money.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE POPEYE & BLUTO FIGURES FEATURE:

  • Popeye
    • One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation
    • Three (3) head portraits
    • Hand painted authentic detailing
    • Approximately 14cm tall
    • Seven (7) interchangeable hands
      • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
      • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
      • One (1) holding hand for spinach and compass (L)
      • One (1) holding hand for spy glass (R)
      • One (1) pointing hand (L)
  • Bluto
    • One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation
    • Two (2) head portraits
    • Hand painted authentic detailing
    • Approximately 18 cm tall
    • Six (6) interchangeable hands
      • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
      • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
      • One (1) pair of holding hands (L&R)

COSTUME:

  • Popeye
    • Tailored dress shirt
    • Slacks
    • Work boots
  • Bluto
    • Collared shirt
    • Long sleeve undershirt
    • Slacks
    • Belt
    • Work boots

ACCESSORIES:

  • Popeye
    • Three (3) hats
      • Captain’s hat
      • Sailor’s hat
      • Longshoreman’s hat
    • Three (3) corncob pipes (fit into mouth of all heads)
    • Three (3) corncob pipes with smoke (fit into mouth of all heads)
    • Two (2) spinach cans
      • Open can
      • Closed can
    • One (1) Compass (Lid opens & closes)
    • One (1) Spy glass (collapsible)
    • One (1) set of rain gear (hat & coat removable)
    • One (1) pea coat (removable)
    • One (1) duffle bag
    • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
    • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
  • Bluto
    • One (1) fisherman’s cap (fits on both heads)
    • One (1) real metal wrench
    • One (1) real metal kettlebell
    • One (1) gaff hook
    • One (1) One:12 Collective display bases with logo
    • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display posts

Each One:12 Collective Popeye & Bluto – Deluxe Box Set is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective Popeye & Bluto: Stormy Seas Ahead Deluxe Box Set is available for preorder from Mezco Toyz. Retailing for $165, it’s set for release between July and September 2020.

SDCC 2019: Warner Archive Collection Brings Aliens, Spinach, and Space-Age Fun for Three Panels

Warner Archive Collection covers the past, present and future at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 with a trio of entertaining panels slated for the weekend – a Thursday celebration of  Popeye’s 90th Birthday; a Friday revisit to the landmark V: The Original Mini-Series, currently being remastered for Blu-ray; and a spotlight on The Jetsons (for its upcoming newly-remastered-for-Blu-ray release) and the terrific primetime history of Hanna-Barbera.

Talent featured on the Warner Archive Collection panels will include V: The Original Mini-Series star Marc Singer and the franchise’s renowned creator, Kenneth Johnson; respected animation writer Tony Benedict, who scripted every episode of The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series; popular artist Tom Neely, who drew Popeye for IDW; King Features President CJ Kettler; animation historian and author Jerry Beck; and some special surprise guests.

These panels (and confirmed talent thus far) include:

Popeye’s 90th Birthday Party

Thursday, July 18 – 10:15-11:15am

Warner Archiveand King Features commemorate one of the biggest stars in American comics/animation history with a landmark panel packed with punches! King Features president CJ Kettler (executive producer of Netflix’s Carmen Sandiego and The Tick), IDW Popeye artist Tom Neely, animation historian and author Jerry Beck, and the Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson offer a grand history of the beloved character, unveil a full slate of new King Features content, exciting merchandise and events for 2019, and give fans a glimpse of newly-remastered footage from upcoming Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s releases. Moderator Gary Miereanu will no doubt be toting cool giveaways for select fans. 6DE

Warner Archive Celebrates V: The Original Mini-Series

Friday, July 19 – 10:00-11:00am

Fifty spaceships, each three miles across, hover ominously above Earth’s major cities. The Visitors that emerge are humanlike in appearance and extend the hand of friendship—or is it? The ground-breaking 1983 V: The Original Mini-Series is a science fiction spectacular that mixes dynamic special effects with cliffhanger thrills . . . and launched an entire television franchise! Come see creator/producer/writer/director Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk), series star Marc Singer (Beastmaster, Arrow) and some possible surprise guests along with the Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson and moderator Gary Miereanu as they celebrate this landmark mini-series and discuss the newly-remastered Blu-ray presentation of the heralded production coming from Warner Archive later in 2019. 6DE

The Jetsons and Primetime Hanna-Barbera

Saturday, July 20 – 10:00-11:00am

In anticipation of Warner Archive’s release of The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series on Blu-ray this summer, legendary animation writer Tony Benedict (The Flintstones, The Atom Ant Show, The Huckleberry Hound Show), animation historian and author Jerry Beck, the wacky Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti & Matthew Patterson, and some very special surprise panelists will offer a glimpse of remastered footage that’s been restored to its original primetime network form as aired, and they’ll discuss the endearing, landmark animated series . . . as well as several of Hanna-Barbera’s best-loved primetime animated productions. From The Flintstones to Jonny Quest, the room will be filled with animated excitement. And moderator Gary Miereanu will have just the right giveaways to match the fun. 6A

Unboxing: One:12 Collective Popeye – Deluxe Sailor Edition

The One:12 Collective Popeye – Deluxe Sailor Edition features Popeye sporting Navy whites, just as he did in the animated shorts between 1940 and 1960. But, this release is all about the packaging as it comes in a tin shaped like a spinach can.

We open up and show off the figure and packaging.

You can watch our review of the original release and see even more details.

You can join the waitlist and get your deluxe figure.

Popeye Gets a Deluxe One:12 Collective Sailor Edition from Mezco

One:12 Collective Popeye – Deluxe Sailor Edition closeup

The One:12 Collective Popeye – Deluxe Sailor Edition features Popeye sporting Navy whites, just as he did in the animated shorts between 1940 and 1960. Packaged neatly in a deluxe tin shaped like a spinach can, Popeye comes complete with two head portraits and a wide range of accessories including: a removable pea coat, a duffle bag with functional drawstring, a collapsible spy glass, a compass with hinged lid, two spinach cans, three different hats, and two styles of corncob pipes.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE POPEYE FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation
  • Two (2) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 14cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) holding hand for spinach and compass (L)
    • One (1) holding hand for spy glass (R)
    • One (1) pointing hand (L)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)

COSTUME:

  • Tailored Navy whites
  • Black shoes
  • Tailored pea coat (removable)
  • Three (3) hats
    • Captain’s hat
    • Sailor’s hat
    • Longshoreman’s hat

ACCESSORIES:

  • Three (3) corncob pipes (fit into mouth of both heads)
  • Three (3) corncob pipes with smoke (fit into mouth of both heads)
  • Two (2) spinach cans
    • Open can
    • Closed can
  • Compass (Lid opens & closes)
  • Spy glass (collapsible)
  • Duffle bag

Each One:12 Collective Popeye – Deluxe Sailor Edition figure is packaged in a collector friendly tin, designed with collectors in mind.

The One:12 Collective Popeye – Deluxe Sailor Edition is available for preorder.

One:12 Collective Popeye – Deluxe Sailor Edition figure
One:12 Collective Popeye – Deluxe Sailor Edition accessories
One:12 Collective Popeye – Deluxe Sailor Edition packaging

Well Blow Me Down! The One:12 Collective Popeye is Available for Pre-Order

“Well blow me down!” Mezco welcomes the ocean’s most renowned spinach-loving sailor, Popeye, into the One:12 Collective.

The One:12 Collective Popeye figure includes two masterfully crafted head portraits: a stern stare and a salty glare. Authentically presented in his classic sailor clothing and a removable pea coat, Popeye comes complete with a wide range of accessories including: a functional drawstring duffle bag, a collapsible spy glass, a compass with hinged lid, two spinach cans, three different hats, and two styles of corncob pipes.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE POPEYE FIGURE FEATURES:

  • One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation
  • Two (2) head portraits
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Approximately 14cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands
    • One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
    • One (1) holding hand for spinach and compass (L)
    • One (1) holding hand for spy glass (R)
    • One (1) pointing hand (L)
    • One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)

COSTUME:

  • Tailored black dress shirt
  • Blue slacks
  • Brown work boots
  • Tailored pea coat (removable)
  • Three (3) hats
    • Captain’s hat
    • Sailor’s hat
    • Longshoreman’s hat

ACCESSORIES:

  • Three (3) corncob pipes (fit into mouth of both heads)
  • Three (3) corncob pipes with smoke (fit into mouth of both heads)
  • Two (2) spinach cans
    • Open can
    • Closed can
  • Compass (Lid opens & closes)
  • Spy glass (collapsible)
  • Duffle bag

The figure will be released some time between November 2018 and January 2019 and can be pre-ordered from Mezco, Entertainment Earth, and Things From Another World.

 

 

 

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Preview: Popeye: The Great Comic Books Tales by Bud Sagendorf

Popeye: The Great Comic Books Tales by Bud Sagendorf

Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c)

The best Popeye comic book stories collected into one glorious collection! There are three genius incarnations of Popeye—the comic strip by E.C. Segar, the animations by Max Fleischer, and unknown to many, the brilliant 1940s and ’50s comic book stories by Bud Sangendorf! Comics historian Craig Yoe collects and beautifully packages the best-of-the-best of Sangendorf’s thrilling and roll-on-the-floor laughing tales. See the Sea Hag, Bluto, and, of course, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, and Sweepea as they join Popeye in these exciting adventures.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 180 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-051-2

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