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Popeye Vol.4: Plunder Island

Popeye Vol.4: Plunder Island

Popeye's most legendary-and epic-adventure highlights this volume of our acclaimed series, pitting the intrepid sailor man against the malevolent Sea Hag and her terrifying, grotesque sidekick the Goon, aided (or hindered) by Wimpy.

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ISBN 9781606991695
Barcode 9781606991695
Published 22 December 2009 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Segar, E. C.
Edited by Thompson, Kim
Introduction by Marschall, Richard
Availability Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781606991695
ISBN-10 1606991698
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Fantagraphics
Publication Date 22 December 2009
International Publication Date 17 December 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Segar, E. C.
Edited by Thompson, Kim
Introduction by Marschall, Richard
Category Fiction
Graphic Novels
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 267mm
Height: 374mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 1,377g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress American wit and humor, Pictorial, Graphic novels, Comic books, strips, etc - United States, Popeye (Fictitious character)
NBS Text Graphic Novels: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 741.5973
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

With this fourth volume of our beloved series, Segar's Popeye reaches one of its highest peaks in Plunder Island, the glorious, epic-length Sunday-continuity adventure that ran for eight months and pitted the intrepid sailorman against the malevolent Sea Hag and the Goon - helped, and sometimes hindered by, the easily corruptible J. Wellington Wimpy. Plunder Island is presented here for the first time in its full, full-color, uncut glory! Meanwhile, in the dailies section of Popeye Volume 4: Plunder Island, Popeye visits Poodleburg, gets involved in a quest for both Romance and Riches, and much more. Comics historian Richard Marschall contributes an article on Segar's storytelling skills and narrative strategies, focusing in particular on the Plunder Island sequence. Rediscover an American treasure in this handsomely designed series to be enjoyed by comic fans of all ages.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The books qualify as near-architectural marvels in their own right towering, heavyweight packages with die-cut front-cover windows and an interior design that showcases numerous installments of the feature with each two-page spread... The Fantagraphics editions make plain Segar s mastery of grim suspense and biting humor as essential components of storytelling.

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Author's Bio

E.C. Segar (1894-1938), creator of Popeye, is a member of the Will Eisner Awards Hall of Fame. He was born in Chester, IL in 1894 and passed away in his longtime home of Santa Monica, CA. The National Cartoonists Society created the Elzie Segar Award in his honor, which was awarded annually to a cartoonist who has made a unique and outstanding contribution to the profession. Rick Marschall, called by Bostonia Magazine perhaps America's foremost authority on popular culture, has written or edited more than 60 books. He co-founded Nemo: The Classic Comics Library and Hogan's Alley magazines and is President of Rosebud Archives. He has taught comics history at the School of Visual Arts and Rutgers University. His biography of Johann Sebastian Bach will be published by Thomas Nelson in 2010.

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