Sunday, June 30, 2019

Popeye Vs. Cap'n Crunch



My parents had us kids on a strict diet when we were growing up - no additives or preservatives, no artificial flavors, no sugar (hey, there were seven of us, I can't blame them).  Our cereal was usually something along the lines of shredded wheat or Kix.  So, when I would go to a friends house and they had the cereals I saw on TV like Cap'n Crunch it was a real treat for me.  I don't have much of a sweet tooth these days but every once in a while I'll get a box of Peanut Butter Crunch just because it was denied to me as a child.

Thanks to comics historian and Patron of this blog, Marc Tyler Nobleman for suggesting this inspired team up!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry Quisp and Quake even you can't save this day. But if you put Olive Oil on the spinach it might be a lunch date.

MarchHareSupreme said...

Cap'n's a military man; maybe he'll give Popeye a decent dance before the spinach gets pulled out and the bout wraps up. "You ruined my cereal, you swab!" Who're ya calling a swab, ya swab?"

Anonymous said...

If you feel like doing another Popeye cover, here's a suggestion. Popeye and Mickey Mouse in "When Pluto met Bluto"

Anonymous said...

I'm sure someone else will say this, so I'll get in first.

This cover looks like the first in a serial...

What's next? Snap, Crackle and Pop vs. Gargamel?

det_Tobor said...

Actually, pulverize the cereal and add it along with the spinach to some grilled chicken, cheese and roasted peppers and you might be able to "wrap" it up.

Anonymous said...

Nothing to do with today's cover, but how about Alfred E. Neumann and Inspector Gadget? Another MAD agent?

(Alfred E. replacing Alfred Pennyworth for Batman and Robin also sounds fun on paper, but I can't think how the artwork would work.)

Carycomic said...

@det_Tobor: "What?! You mean, you worry?"


@Ross: This cover reminds me of the minor controversy ex-President Bush, Sr. stirred up when he admitted to disliking broccoli. The only one of his policies I ever agreed with! As to breakfast cereals? Back when I was kid, it was Sugar Smacks on Saturday mornings. while watching superhero cartoons. Or nothing!

And I will never apologize for that dietical incorrectness. ;-P

Jay Johnson said...

I got my dislike of green vegtables from my mother, who never put them on the table. I remember asking her to serve spinach after a binge of watching Popeye cartoons. She tried to talk me out of it, but I insisted. Of course, I couldn't stand the stuff, and it was the biggest "Good stuff ain't real" disappointment in my life, even worse than finding out about Santa.

Bob Greenwade said...

This is a great cover! Thank you Ross, and thank you Marc for giving him the idea!

Only here could Popeye become a cereal killer.

(Personally I like straight, raw, leafy spinach, but not the stuff in the can... yecch. And for cereal, I've always liked to alternate between the sweet stuff and the healthy stuff.)

Speaking of Alfred E. Neumann, if you ever get around to doing the Klutz Commandos, he could be their overseer (the guy in the office who gives them their assignments).

ShadowWing Tronix said...

Odds are the story takes place around the time Popeye was shilling for Quaker oatmeal and this was part of a plot.

Anonymous said...

Popeye can't end up hitting him too hard, since we know he lives to become Admiral Crunch in the year 3000....

Sgt Snorkel said...

Popeye had his own cereal once:

https://www.mrbreakfast.com/cereal_detail.asp?id=1453

Anonymous said...

@Jay Johnson: I used to tell my mother, "How can spinach be good for me? Look at what it did to Popeye! Swollen forearms-and-legs; slurred speech; loss of vision in one eye; and frequent fits of violent temper marked by superhuman strength!!"

From that day to this, the only green vegetables I eat are the lettuce leaves off a BLT (hold the tomato).

Carycomic said...

@Anonymous: you said all that to your Mom as a little kid? You must've been a regular Doogie Howser.

Anonymous said...

Could we see Mr. Mxyzptlk vs. Donald Duck?

Anonymous said...

Is that you, Braniac, or is it Ultron? I can't post here without 3-9 captcha pages, yet spam gets through.

Anonymous said...

@my fellow namesake: Are you getting that annoying little T-rex symbol, too?

Anonymous said...

What's the T-rex symbol? I'm just getting multiple captcha pictures, fire hydrants, cars, bicycles, traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, you name it, I'm seeing it over and over again.

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