You might think the world knows everything there is to Popeye the Sailor Man, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Soon, publisher King Features Syndicate plans to prove this truth to fans with the help of a special comic book. After all, Eye Lie Popeye plans to bring the infamous sailor into the world of manga, and the gripping story will pay homage to some of the best shonen series.

A recent announcement from King Features Syndicate confirms that Eye Lie Popeye plans to mix manga-inspired artwork with the quintessential cartoon character style. Created by Marcus Williams, this ambitious new series plans to show readers how Popeye lost his eye all those years ago. And as you can see below, ComicBook has received an exclusive preview of the first two pages of the comic!

“As a huge Popeye and manga fan, I look forward to combining the two passions and providing fans with a whole new format and style to experience the adventures of the iconic character. I am thrilled that my art of Popeye Goku brought me here and I’m thrilled to infuse traditional shonen style with a modern twist and explore the mystery behind Popeye’s missing eye,” Williams explained.

(Photo: Marcus Williams/King Features Syndicate)
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(Photo: Marcus Williams/King Features Syndicate)

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Eye Lie Popeye will mark the character’s first manga-inspired run, and it’s fitting to see the sailor try on size medium. After all, this comic was inspired by a viral social media trend involving Popeye and Goku. It all started a long time ago when a fan-fic of the two hit the internet, and Williams is the one who brought that story to life. Now the artist has been tapped for a full-fledged comic book under King Features Syndicate.

“We explored the idea of ​​a manga-inspired style for Popeye, and once we learned about Marcus’ manga-style Popeye fan art that quickly became a fan favorite on the internet, we knew that he was the right person to bring this to life. . Popeye has been a staple of the fun pages for over 90 years, and it’s been amazing to continue telling new sides of his lore and connecting with fans from different manners,” said Tea Fougner, the publisher’s comics editorial director.

Currently, Eye Lie Popeye plans to unfold in arcs on the web. The first arc will go live here over a period of five weeks, and each page will be available for 24 hours. So if you want to know if Goku finds his way into this collaboration, you’ll want to check it out ASAP.