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Created by Elzie Crisler Segar in 1929, Popeye the Sailor as since become one of comics most enduring and popular characters. Not only has he featured in his own comic strips for the last 80 years but also appeared in many TV shows, movies and video games.


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Popeye is a sailor who gains super human strength after eating spinach. After eating spinach, Popeye has demonstrated the ability to punch some to the Moon and even close the Grand Canyon by pulling it together with a rope. Popeye's pipe has many abilities including, a torch that can be used to open a can of spinach or it can spin, giving him the ability to fly. After eating spinach he usually blows through his pipe making a steam whistle sound. Popeye's love interest is Olive Oyl and is the primary cause of tension between Popeye and his rival Bluto. Bluto is more than a match for Popeye until Popeye eats his spinach.

In Other Comics

Popeye was seen in Chew #44, portrayed as a viresarantheacist, someone who is able to get stronger by eating spinach. He was killed by the Vampire Cibopath.

Other Media


Popeye The Sailor Man (1933)

"I'm Popeye the Sailor Man, I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. I'm strong to the finich, cause I eats me spinach. I'm Popeye the Sailor Man."

Popeye made his film debut in Popeye the Sailor, a 1933 Betty Boop cartoon. Although Betty Boop has a small cameo appearance, the cartoon mostly introduces the main characters: Popeye's coming to rescue Olive Oyl after being kidnapped by Bluto. The triangle between Popeye, Olive and Bluto was set up from the beginning and soon became the template for most Popeye productions that would follow.

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