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Popeye. Popeye was created by E.C. Segar and has appeared in comic strips, Big Little Books, movies, and tv shows from 1929 to the present, beginning with the comic strip “Thimble Theater" (Jan. 17, 1929). 

Popeye is a Superhuman. He is a one-eyed, craggy sailor with an idiosyncratic form of speech who has a colorful series of adventures around the world. He fights the Sea-Hag of Plunder Island, pacifies the Black Valley, and restores the true king to the throne of Demonia. Popeye is a skilled sailor and gains superhuman strength from, variously, rubbing the head of the Whiffle Hen and eating spinach. Popeye is assisted by the W.C. Fields-like J. Wellington Wimpy, by Swee’pea, Popeye’s adopted son, by the wise animal Eugene the Jeep, by his cantankerous father Poop-deck Pappy, and by his girlfriend Olive Oyl.

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