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Gammon and Spinach

You know, I think I still have a DVD set of old Popeye cartoons I haven’t watched, and I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy of the last collection of Elzie Segar’s strips either. But I did think of … Continue reading

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A Mutagen-Filled Origin

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1, by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird – I picked up a digital copy of this from Comixology when they were having a sale, and I kind of wish I’d bought other … Continue reading

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The Spinach Cycle

Something I’d been meaning to check out but didn’t until recently was the recent series of Popeye comics written by Roger Langridge, with art by Tom Neely, Bruce Ozella, Ken Wheaton, and John Byrne. Last year, the series was wrapped … Continue reading

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Better Shredder Than Deader

No, I haven’t seen the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. There’s part of me that wants to, but I think I can wait for the video release. It doesn’t look that good, and while it might well not be … Continue reading

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I Yam What I Yam

Popeye (1980) – While I’ve been a fan of Popeye for some time, this was actually the first time I’d seen Robert Altman’s film about the spinach-eating sailor. I believe it was Robin Williams’ film debut, and while I can’t … Continue reading

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Who’s the Most Remarkable Extra-Ordinary Fellow?

When discussing Popeye, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the three Technicolor two-reelers that came out in the thirties. Interestingly, all three were based on tales from the Arabian Nights, and I’m not sure why. I can think … Continue reading

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Strong to the Finish ‘Cause He Eats His Mushrooms

Image Source: Threadless An interesting bit of trivia in the history of video games is that, when developing what would become Donkey Kong, Shigeru Miyamoto originally wanted to make a Popeye game. They couldn’t secure the rights, so instead we … Continue reading

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