E. C. Segar's Popeye

E. C. Segar's Popeye

[Vol. 6], "Me Li'l Swee'pea"

Book - 2012
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Due to E.C. Segar's death at age 44, this is the sixth, final volume. It 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 Vol. 6: Me Li'l Swee'Pea 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."
Published: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2012.
Edition: 1st Fantagraphics Books ed.
ISBN: 9781606994832
1606994832
Branch Call Number: 741.5697 SEG VOL. 6
Characteristics: 184 p. :,chiefly ill. (some col.) ;,38 cm.

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