This Shouldn’t Be!


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Thursday, May 31, 2007


I hope this doesn’t mean that Fantagraphics is having trouble selling their absolutely amazing E.C. Segar Popeye collection (because I really need them to finish publishing the entire strip), but the book is currently selling for an unbelievably low $5.99 on Amazon right now. If you haven’t read this book, you are missing out on something truly wonderful.

(via The Forager Blog)

UPDATE: As Aaron White points out in the comments, Kim Thompson at Fantagraphics says that everything is fine, and that this sale “does NOT mean that we’re remaindering copies, or that the book is doing badly — in fact, POPEYE VOLUME 1 was our third best-seller for 2006, behind that year’s two PEANUTS books.” Jacob Covey confirms.

UPDATE II: And apparently, the big promotion is already over, and it’s back up to around $20. Still a bargain, though, really.

UPDATE III: I’m sure these sales won’t last much longer either, but two other near-essential volumes are 80% off right now: Carol Tyler’s Late Bloomer, and Gene Deitch’s Terr’ble Thompson.

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3 Responses to “This Shouldn’t Be!”
  1. Aaron White says:

    http://www.tcj.com/messboard/viewtopic.php?t=2061

    Per Kim Thompson, all’s well.

  2. JJ says:

    Yeah, there has been an amazing sale going all week, actually. Check out the comics section of the sale for other gems including one of the Fantagraphics Complete Peanuts 1961-62 for 80% off ($5.79!!).

    http://www.amazon.com/Comics-Graphic-Novels-Blowout-Books/b/ref=amb_link_5/104-9355419-0190328?%5Fencoding=UTF8&node=16266401&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=browse&pf_rd_r=1XACGVK1EEWHH8EHGWDZ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=236681701&pf_rd_i=13706741

  3. Jon Hastings says:

    Whoops – well, I’m certainly glad to know the book is doing well.