A More Badass Popeye

I probably would have paid more attention to Popeye as kid if he had looked like this.  Now I need to go eat some spinach and work on my forearms.

Popeye | The High Definite.

Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

15 comments on “A More Badass Popeye
  1. No endorsement or whatnot inferred, but I gotta let you know this is making its way around the Navy and we LOVE IT. Gonna start putting the term “Hold fast” back in my lexicon. Even though the coasties claim him, yours is obviously wearing Navy dress blue pants, bell bottoms and all. So I’m claiming this one. OUTSTANDING work! Thanks for this.

    Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Wright, USNR

  2. Both the Navy and the Coast Guard can lay claim to Popeye, but so too may the Merchant Marine. He switched from Merchant Marine to Coast Guard and then to Navy during World War II.

  3. Love this drawing and would love to know the story behind all the tattoos. I know the date 1 – 17 – ’29 is the first time Popeye showed up in print; Olive is obvious as well as I Yam what I Yam. But what about the others? Do tell, please.

  4. “E.C. Segar” on the left fore arm is the writer of the original comic. Aside form the spinach leaves, that is all I know about them.

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