Completing the run of Segar's Thimble Theatre comic strip (dailies and color Sundays) featuring Popeye. In this first volume, covering 1928-1930, Popeye's initial courtship of Olive Oyl takes center stage, while Olive's brother Castor Oyl discovers the mysterious Whiffle Hen. Also, the entire cast meets the Sea Hag for the first time in their pursuit of the "Mystery House" (Popeye's first extended daily narrative), and Castor Oyl attempts to turn Popeye into a boxing champion in a series of hilarious Sunday strips.
Alas, E.C. Segar, arguably the funniest cartoonist to ever lay ink on paper, died at the age of 44, leaving less that a decade s worth of strips featuring his immortal creation Popeye so this sixth volume of Segar s Popeye is in fact the final one, enabling collectors to add the last E to the P-O-P-E-Y-E spelled out on the spines of Fantagraphics smashing collection. This final volume starts off in grand style with Mystery Melody, featuring the terrifying return of the shape-shifting Sea Hag. Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Poop-deck Pappy, the Jeep, the newly domesticated Goon, and Toar all appear in this four-month epic, as does Bolo, the latest in Segar s cast of massive Popeye opponents. Other stories include the melodramatic A Sock for Susan s Sake (Popeye becomes the protector of a girl who lives on the streets), Popeye s boxing duel with King Smacko, the return of Thimble Theatre s original star Castor Oyl as a detective who solves the case of Plastic Pan, the Poopdeck Pappy yarn Wild Oats (culminating in a six-month prison sentence for the rambunctious oldster), The Valley of the Goons (in which Popeye is shocked to discover who the new leader of the Goons is), and the self-explanatory King Swee Pea. And that s just the dailies! Popeye, Volume 6, also includes 62 splendid full-page full-color Sundays, featuring further adventures of Popeye and an epically surreal six-month interplanetary voyage for Sappo, the star of Popeye s top strip. The supplementary features include two historical articles by Popeye expert Rick Marschall (one on Popeye s translation to the world of licensing and merchandising, and one on Segar s place in comics and pop culture history), an illustrated Segar-written biography of Popeye originally serialized in newspapers of the time, and more rare art and photos."
There are three genius incarnations of Popeye, the comic strip by E.C. Segar, the animations by Max Fleischer, and-unknown to many-the brilliant 1940s and '50s comic book stories by Bud Sagendorf! Comics historian Craig Yoe collects and beautifully packages the best of the best of Sagendorf's thrilling and roll-on-the-floor laughing tales. See the Sea Hag, Bluto, and, of course, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, and Sweepea join Popeye in exciting adventures-and brilliant comic book stories. Sagendorf penned these tales with love and skill-even adding some of his own unique characters.
One of those rare books that really encourages readers to eat their greens - with Popeye's well-known love of spinach, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce a whole range of nutritious recipes that are as fun to make as they are to eat. Popeye fans can now prepare a week's worth of healthy meals, with chapters on breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other chapters include vegetarian recipes, Swee' Pea's desserts, snacks, smoothies and seaside suppers. All recipes are easy to make with adult supervision and feature spinach as a main ingredient.
Betty Boop-oop-a-dooped her way to the silver screen in the Max Fleischer short Dizzy Dishes on August 8th 1930. Since then shes been captivating audiences for over 70 years with her innocent eyes bodacious body and curvaceous hips. But she didnt start out as the bubbly bombshell that we know and love today. In fact at the start of her career BETTY WAS A DOG. Yes you read that right - a dog! It was only after appearances in several Fleischer cartoons that she eventually shed her canine ears in 1932s Any Rags and assumed to human shape and what a shape! With her AMPLE CURVES and trademark SULTRY SWAY Betty charcterized a sexuality common to the depression era when anything was used to attract a paying audience.
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