Page 8 of 27« First...678910...20...Last »

Popeye: The Original Gridiron Great

Just in time for the Big Game on Sunday, below are a couple of vintage Popeye strips that show the mighty mariner making some serious waves for the opposing team. We reckon Popeye would be a formidable athlete on the football field.

Click on the comic to enlarge the size of the strip.

popeye_kicking_football

popeye_playing_football

May the best team win on Sunday!

 

 

Popeye and The Argonaut: An 85th Anniversary Story

Click to enlarge

Popeye’s first appearance in Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929

It’s rare that the reporter becomes the story but, as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of Popeye’s first appearance on Jan. 17, 1929,  that’s exactly what has happened.

A newspaper arts & entertainment editor in California who was writing a story about the Sailor Man, his creator, Elzie Crisler Segar, and the history of the character contacted us here at King Features for assistance with background information, interviews and artwork. The result? A fantastic cover story on our favorite mariner!

Click to enlarge

Argonaut Arts & Entertainment Editor Michael Aushenker and his Popeye cover story

Continue reading

Popeye and PEZ Go Way Back

Did you know that there exists a very special history between Popeye and PEZ candy?  PEZ began making dispensers in the 1940s, and they were originally very plain and intended for adults who were trying to quit smoking.

Throughout the 1950s, PEZ introduced a number of more playful designs intended for children. In 1958, PEZ introduced the very first PEZ dispenser featuring a popular licensed character. If you guessed it was Popeye, you would be correct!

Pez

Continue reading

Page 8 of 27« First...678910...20...Last »