Well, blow me down! Cartoonist David Reddick, creator of the King Features-syndicated comic strip Intelligent Life, drew these incredible sketches of Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy, Eugene the Jeep, and even the Sea Hag. The only character missing is ‘lil Swee’Pea, Popeye’s adorable adopted in’fink!
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.
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May the best team win on Sunday!
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!