New Release: Popeye Classics Vol. 5: “A Thousand Bucks Worth of Fun”

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Popeye Classics Vol. 5: “A Thousand Bucks Worth of Fun!” is now available for purchase on yoebooks.com and Amazon.com! This book re-presents the classic Popeye comic book series that debuted in 1948 by Bud Sagendorf, the long-time assistant to creator E.C. Segar! Carefully reproduced from the original comic books and lovingly restored, Popeye Classics Vol. 5 contains issues #20 to 24. Also included are more of Sagendorf’s gloriously funny one-pagers, rare photos and extra artwork. Popeye_Classic_Vol_5

Popeye Meets “Outlaw Pete”

Frank Caruso, Vice President of Creative Services at King Features, has co-authored and illustrated a book with Bruce Springsteen.  Published by Simon & Schuster, “Outlaw Pete” is a picture book that was inspired, word-for-word, from a ballad of the same name on Springsteen’s 2009 album, “Working on a Dream.”

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“Outlaw Pete” is a modern legend of a career criminal who begins his life of crime by robbing a bank in his diapers. From then on, his sins only multiply and he becomes an outlaw, killer and a thief … one who “only slows down to sow his grief.”
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Today In Popeye’s History …

Ten years ago, in an event coordinated with the National Council for Adoption, Popeye officially adopted Swee’ Pea.” This is the most special day of me life,” the proud papa declared.

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After more than 70 years of serving as a dedicated parent, POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN officially finalized the adoption of his beloved SWEE’PEA in a special ceremony hosted by the National Council For Adoption in New York City on November 21, 2004. Celebrating POPEYE’s role as a model father for baby SWEE’PEA and as an inspiration for adoptive parents everywhere, official recognition of POPEYE as SWEE’PEA’s legal parent was the centerpiece of its annual ‘Kids at Heart’ event commemorating National Adoption Month.
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