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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