IDW’s Shaun of the Dead graphic novel.
The official website thingy of pop culture writer Chris Cummins
Having been fairly obsessed with IDW’s great Popeye comic written by Roger Langridge of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about the spinach-loving sailor’s other media appearances. While I’ve long been a fan of the Popeye cartoons and the classic video game, I had no idea that he had his own radio show from 1935 to 1938. (An ad for the series appears above). Through the wonders of the Internet Archive, you can check out a few episodes here. Furthermore, you can get some insights into the radio show here. Toot toot!
In October, IDW will be releasing the first collection of the ultra-rare Star Trek newpaper strips. This is very exciting news for Trekkies and comic historians alike, as these strips have not been seen for decades and were thought (by me anyways) to be lost to time. Here’s the press release:
“This October, Star Trek fans will join the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise to boldly go where no one has gone before… in daily adventures collected in STAR TREK: THE NEWSPAPER STRIPS, VOL. 1!
Published in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Star Trek comic strip debuted on December 2, 1979, and ran in newspapers across the country for four years. This volume presents ten complete story arcs, first helmed by writer and illustrator Thomas Warkentin, before being taken up by writer Sharman DiVono and artist Ron Harris.
“Even most die-hard Trek fans have never seen these strips,” says series editor Dean Mullaney. “It’s going to be a real treat!”
These rare and hard-to-find strips ran seven days a week, and picked up after the events of the first Star Trek film. Daily strips were printed in black and white, while the Sundays were provided in color. For STAR TREK: THE NEWSPAPER STRIPS, VOL. 1, all strips have been lovingly restored by the Library of American Comics. Star Trek expert Rich Handley provides an in-depth introduction, giving a history of the strip.
STAR TREK: THE NEWSPAPER STRIPS, VOL. 1, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, will be presented in an 8.5” x 11” hardcover book priced at $49.99.”
These adventures that take place around the time of Star Trek: The Motion Picture sound really fun. Can’t wait for this.