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)

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