Thursday, July 7, 2016

Popeye The Xerox Man!


Braccio Di Ferro is the Italian comic featuring Popeye the Sailor Man.


(Added note: This image was apparently inspired by the Elvis Presley album 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong. See Comments section for more on that point.)


I've noticed that several times the covers of this 60's comic squeeze out every ounce they can from a single image of Ezie Segar's famous character. Several of the covers just repeat an image but use a specific context to add a tiny smidge of variety.



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  1. Pencils: Pierluigi Sangalli, the ink of these covers is Sandro Dossi. He told me that it was he who had the idea of multiplying Popeye on the covers of #1 and #12. He said he was inspired by the cover of the album "Elvis Presley - 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can not Be Wrong (1959)".

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    1. Fantastic information! I will add this info to the main post. Thanks so much.

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