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Off the Walrus

Snarked!, by Roger Langridge – When looking for information on the Popeye comics Langridge wrote, I saw some mentions of an earlier comic he both wrote and drew that I’d heard of before, which was sort of a re-imagining of … 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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Duck, Duck, Mouse

Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot and Lost in Lands of Long Ago, by Floyd Gottfredson – These are the fifth and sixth volumes of Fantagraphics’ reprints of the classic Mickey strips. I still haven’t read the third and fourth, … Continue reading

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The Initial Problem

It’s sort of an unspoken rule that cartoon characters tend to have the middle initial J. It’s probably really not as common as you might think, but it does show up in quite a few unrelated cartoon franchises. In The … Continue reading

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Well, I’ll Be Popeyed!

As you may know, Popeye was first introduced in 1929 as a supporting character in Elzie Segar’s existing comic strip Thimble Theatre. He proved to be so popular that he returned in later storylines, and soon had essentially taken over … 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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