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Popeye, Vol. 4: Plunder Island Hardcover – December 22, 2009
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“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.” (The Fort Worth Business Press)
“These Popeye books are made with the kind of love and care and attention to detail that’s rare in comics–it’s clear that their publishers treat this material with reverence, and it makes it even more pleasurable to crack a new volume open each year.” (Dustin Harbin - The HeroesOnline Blog)
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In 1934 the success of Popeye reached a point of critical mass and King Features owner William Randolph Hearst informed Segar that the character would need to be toned down as he was becoming very popular with kids. In this collection you can start to detect the transformation. Gone are the cartoon curse words that Popeye would unleash and the gambling (mostly) and his devastating punches are now reserved for truly despicable characters. When you really get down to it Popeye was pretty much a jerk in previous books but a sensitive jerk with a weakness for hard luck cases and children. I don't know at what point in 1934 the decree was sent down because early on in the year he was still haranguing Olive Oyl telling her that she looked like "suppin' the cat drugged in" and at one point even knocked her on her rear with a thrown vase.Read more ›
It's called "Plunder Island" -- after the six-months-long Sunday sequence of that name, in which Popeye, Wimpy, Olive, and others go in search of that legendary island, facing the horrible Sea Hag and her weird minion, Alice the Goon, along the way -- and it's just as good and thrilling a mixture of low humor, high adventure, running gags, populist sentiment, brawling action, expressive drawing, and unforgettable characters as ever.
Everything I wrote about the earlier books -- well, except for the detail of which stories are in which volumes; this one has "Plunder Island" and some shorter continuities in the Sundays and a host of stories in the dailies, seeing Popeye back out West, back in Nazilia, hobnobbing with high society, in the "laziest town on earth," searching for the pool of youth, and, finally, building and filling an ark to found a men-only utopia that he'll rule -- is still true of "Plunder Island," and I don't feel like repeating myself. The newspaper comic strip is one of the great American artforms, the second quarter of the 20th century was probably its greatest flowering, and Segar was one of the brightest lights of that Renaissance. This is great stuff, and it's just as funny and enthralling as it was in the mid-30s when Segar was spinning it out, day by day, in the funny papers. Someone who can read Popeye and doesn't has no advantages to speak of over the mule, who cannot read Popeye.
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I bought this for my son, he is a real fan of animation,cartooning and the like. He is a big admirer of E.C. Segar and the artwork style contained in this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Winston E. Stakely
I love Popeye and E.C. Segar.
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V e r y g o o d, h a p p y w i t h e v e r y t h i n g.Published on December 14, 2012 by Michael Mankus
The fourth book in the Popeye reprint series is the best yet. E.C. Segar is at his story telling peak in this volume. Read morePublished on March 18, 2011 by Alan J Packard
Segar was an exceptional if not genius cartoonist. There was an incredible number of strips by other artists during this time period but who do you remember like popeye? Read morePublished on March 3, 2011 by grafdog
The old E.C. Segar popeye newspaper strips are awesome and Plunder Island is a particularly great storyline. A fine collection.Published on July 1, 2010 by Jim Hardison