I've been a HUGE E.C. Segar/Popeye fan for years and it was with great *ahem* trepidation that I approached the new Popeye comic from IDW particularly since they were trying to closely emulate Segar's writing and artistic style. The art is a pretty good imitation and is actually just about dead on in issue 2 (ignore the weak cover art). Roger Langridge writes very SegarLIKE stories but has not yet shown Segar's ability to be outragious. Segar also had better comedic timing but as with the art issue 2 was better than 1 and the O.G. Watasnozzle backup story was actually really good. If you like Popeye and you want to support some people who are trying to continue Segar's legacy there are probably worse things you could spend your money on. I'm a pretty harsh critic of those who try to step into the shoes of a brilliant artist and writer like Segar so if I gave my thumbs up it's probably at least a decent effort. I was impressed enough that I plunked down a bit more money to get the Tony Millionaire variant cover for issue 2 and might see if I can get the variant cover for issue 1.