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.
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!