Popeye Classics #27 Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c) This issue contains the single most bizarre, funny, surreal and outright weird story of the entire run of Popeye comic books! Wait until you read, "Thimble Theatre Presents Popeye in a Dismal, Distressing and Doleful Story entitled 'The Happy Little Island!' " Cast of characters: Popeye, Olive Oyl, Swee' Pea, Wimpy, A happy island and ten thousand nasty little critters! FC • 32 pages • $3.99
December 8, 1894: Born, E. C. Segar. The American cartoonist is best known as the cretor of Popeye, who first appeared as a minor charactor in Segar's comic strip "Thimble Theatre." The strip had been running 10 years when Popeye was introduced, a mariner hired by Castor Oyl to take his ship to Dice Island. It didn't take long for Popeye to become the star of the strip..