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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.

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May the best team win on Sunday!

 

 

Popeye and The Argonaut: An 85th Anniversary Story

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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!

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

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Everybody Loves a Parade!

People lining the route of the 68th annual Frontier Day Parade in downtown Terre Haute, Ind., on the Fourth of July were treated to a delightful array of festooned families and the sight of Popeye, the World’s Most Famous Sailor Man, escorting his goil, Olive Oyl, down Wabash Avenue. It was pure Americana. Check out the fun here:

http://tribstar.com/news/x1614269444/68th-Frontier-Day-Parade-brings-performers-horses-families-downtown

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