Rick Baker’s Popeye Frights to the Finish!

There are a million questions we have about Popeye, the sailor. We know that his nemesis was named Bluto when he was fat and Brutus when he was muscle bound — but were they the same person? Then there’s the oddly misshapen Olive Oyle – Anorexic or inspiration for Stephen King’s Zelda from Pet Sematary? And how about Popeye himself? He spent a lot of time fighting off sea hags, sea monsters, and goons successfully thanks to his trusty can of spinach, but what if some of those supernatural beings rubbed off on him? What if everyone’s favorite barrel-armed hero became a perversion of his former self?

Sometime DC contributor Scott Essman just wrote in with an image he came across that features the great Rick Baker’s hellish take on the usually family friendly character. It’s amazing what a few slight enhancements to the design can yield, no?

In any event it’s not known just yet exactly what this unique take on the character is for … if anything at all. One thing is for certain though … it’s too damned cool not to share!

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Rick Baker's Popeye Frights to the Finish!

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  • tedge1979

    I feel like I saw this image a few years ago. Weren’t there a few of these weird hyper-realistic takes on cartoon characters floating around the interwebs at one point?

    • Jon Condit

      Yeah it is WAY old something that should have been mentioned in the article to be honest. The pic was done in 2007…

      • Terminal

        I guess old news is better than no news. I hope they don’t start talking about a remake of The Fog starring the dude from Smallville.
        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • FireRam

          Let’s just hope no one ever thinks to do THAT! Sounds like it could be horrible (wink).

  • BoggyCreekBeast

    Grandpa… ?

  • Terminal

    It’s creepy as hell, but his chin should be bigger.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”