I Feel Like the World Is Being Called Out by This Popeye Strip From 1938

You know, a time when we didn’t have such serious problems to deal with.

Quick backstory: So, Swee’Pea is the king of Demonia, a pleasant enough land except for the Demons who live underground, pull stuff and people down never to be seen again, and keep making fun of Popeye while one of them urges the others to throw dirt in his eye. King Cabooso rules neighboring Cuspidonia, and he’s threatening war for the same reasons every country in an interwar comedy is getting ready to go to war.

Mr Frogfuzz: 'Here we are back in Demonia and the demon situation is worse than ever! King Swee'Pea must act!' Popeye hands the phone to Swee'Pea: 'It's for you, Swee'Pea.' Swee'Pea responds with shock to whatever he's told. Popeye: 'Swee'pea sez not to worry about them de-mings, Mr Frogfuzz.' Frogfuzz: 'Oh, that's wonderful! Did he fix everything?' Popeye :'No, but King Cabooso ol' 'im he is sendin' his army to wipe us off the eart'. So he sez not to worry no more about them de-mings.'
Elzie Segar’s Thimble Theatre for the 24th of September, 1938, and rerun the 23rd of February. 2022. So Comics Kingdom’s web site seems to be more stable now, and it’s only lost my login credentials once this past week. Still not getting the permanent links that I like, so, you reader in the future who sees this broken? Please let me know and then I probably won’t be able to do anything about it, but I’ll agree that Comics Kingdom shouldn’t have broken it. Also, by the time of this strip, it was probably being written and drawn by Tom Sims and Doc Winner; notice that Segar didn’t sign the comic.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

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