Western, 1946 Series
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Price
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Pages
20
On-sale Date
1981
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Editing
Michael Teitelbaum

[Horticultural Conflict] (Table of Contents)

Popeye / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wildman
Inks
George Wildman
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Popeye; Olive Oyl
Synopsis
Popeye's spinach outdoes Olive's orchid at a judging.
Keywords
first prize; orchid; rivalry; second prize; spinach

Indexer Notes

Related gag on back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Nothing Doing (Table of Contents: 2)

Popeye / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Wildman
Inks
George Wildman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Doofus!
Genre
humor
Characters
Popeye; Doofus; Poopdeck Pappy; elevator operator; King Blozo; Oscar
Synopsis
Popeye tries to find a job for idle Doofus.
Keywords
aimlessness; best of intentions; job; sorry-you-asked

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page.

Kid Stuff (Table of Contents: 3)

Popeye / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Wildman
Inks
George Wildman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm gon'ter be a sailor when I grow up!
Genre
humor
Characters
Popeye; Wimpy (both as kids in short pants); The Sea Hag; Bernard (vulture); Poopdeck Pappy (in flashback)
Synopsis
Young Popeye and Wimpy take their first sea voyage, in a rowboat to the Sea Hag's island.
Keywords
kid-versions-of-characters; quest for excitement

Indexer Notes

The actual feature billing of this story is: "Popeye as a Little Boy". While Popeye and Wimpy are indeed portrayed (if awkwardly) as boys, the Sea Hag looks exactly the same as always, indicating that (as a witch) she ages at a different rate. Future characterizations are adhered-to, as Popeye has his first sea adventure (though without an assist from spinach) and, in the final panel, Wimpy develops a taste for hamburgers. Three tiers per page.

Find Six Mistakes in This Picture! (Table of Contents: 4)

Popeye / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Wildman
Inks
George Wildman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Popeye
Keywords
find mistakes

[Find the Football] (Table of Contents: 5)

Popeye / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Wildman
Inks
George Wildman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doofus is looking for his football.
Genre
humor
Characters
Doofus
Synopsis
Guide Doofus through a maze to find his football - or risk leading him to other unwanted items.
Keywords
maze puzzle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Horticultural Compromise] (Table of Contents: 7)

Popeye / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Wildman
Inks
George Wildman
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Popeye; Olive Oyl
Synopsis
Popeye and Olive share a meal of Popeye's prize-winning spinach, with Olive's orchid providing table decor.
Keywords
back cover; first prize; mutual benefit; orchid; second prize; spinach

Indexer Notes

Theme continues from front cover illustration. Illustration shares back cover space with logo and ad copy for whichever firm is distributing the issue as a giveaway premium. Illustration comprises top third of page, lower two thirds can be blank if no named sponsor.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Horticultural Conflict]
    Popeye
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Nothing Doing
    Popeye
  4. 3. Kid Stuff
    Popeye
  5. 4. Find Six Mistakes in This Picture!
    Popeye
  6. 5. [Find the Football]
    Popeye
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. [Horticultural Compromise]
    Popeye
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