Monday, March 5, 2012
The Sailor and the Prince
Fantagraphics has new collections, slated for release this spring, of two classic comic strips that were later made into live-action movies. The sixth and final volume of E.C. Segar’s Popeye will be available in April. Robin Williams portrayed the spinach-chomping sailor in a 1980 film directed by Robert Altman.
Volume five of Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant appears in May. The Arthurian hero was played by Robert Wagner in a 1954 outing directed by Henry Hathaway and by future True Blood star Stephen Moyer in a 1987 adaptation.
(Image: Popeye Vol. 6: “Me “Li’l Swee’Pea,” Fantagraphics Books)