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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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The Family That Eats Spinach Together

While Popeye was originally introduced as an orphan, creator Elzie Segar eventually gave him a living father. From what I’ve read, part of his motivation for creating Poopdeck Pappy was that, as Popeye became the hero of the Thimble Theatre … 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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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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