Popeye made his first appearance as a walk-on character in Elzie Crisler Segar’s THIMBLE THEATRE comic strip on Jan. 17, 1929. The strip, then 10 years old, was already extremely popular and revolved around Olive Oyl and her family. Learn how and why Popeye strode onto the world stage for the very first time. Presenting the Popeye THIMBLE THEATRE series in its entirety.