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    E. C. Segar - Popeye Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 9-13-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935). "I yam what I yam, and tha's all I yam!" With these immortal words, Popeye puts forth his credo for all to hear, and no amount of stomping on the floor from Olive will make him change his ways! This unusual Sunday strip is unrestrained with adult content, and would be considered "cutting edge" in today's papers. Popeye's ability to be flexible is tested in this side-splitter from Segar. Tricked into a serious dalliance with Olive Oyl's friend, all is fine with our hero until Olive wants equal rights! Segar, who created Popeye, and drew the feature from 1919 until 1938, claimed that the spinach-eating champion represented his own emotions; it's clear he was involved in a romantic problem with this one! Popeye was generally good-natured and faithful to his one true love, Olive; here we see the frustrations this single love can bring. The page is in Excellent condition, and the size is approximately 21.5" x 18"; there is a small tear in the margin that does not reach the art. With a major character in every panel, this incredible page should stir up considerable interest among collectors.

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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