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    E.C. Segar Thimble Theatre Starring Popeye, The Jeep, and The Sea Hag Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-8-37 (King Features Syndicate, 1937). There are just a few Elzie Segar Thimble Theatre originals featuring the Sea Hag known to exist. In his book America's Great Comic-Strip Artists, Rick Marschall noted, "In an abrupt shift from the strip's comedy, the Sunday Thimble Theatre embarked on a macabre suspense tale titled 'Plunder Island.' It was a long episode, lasting almost eight months and featured a galaxy of characters like the murderous Sea Hag and the bizarre Alice the Goon. The Sea Hag became Popeye's nemesis, reappearing through the succeeding years. Young readers reportedly had nightmares from reading Thimble Theatre." In this episode, the Sea Hag sends her henchman to "tear up" Poopdeck Pappy, Popeye's crusty old father, but the Jeep gets the best of the Sea Hag, with his death-ray tail! The ink and Zipatone on Bristol board image area measures 21" x 4.5" and the art is in Very Good condition, with glue staining in the Zipatone areas, and light edge toning. A piece of Zipatone is missing from Panel 2. Don't miss your chance to win a spectacular and rare piece of Elzie Segar art!

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    July, 2020
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