Thursday, December 10, 2009

75 years of Alice the Goon

Today is the 75th Anniversary of the first appearance of one of E.C. Segar's original creations, Alice the Goon. Introduced during the classic "Plunder Island" storyline, Alice was the Sea Hag's slave until Popeye fought for her by protecting her child.
Alice has always been one of my favorite characters. (If you are a long time follower of this blog, you'll know what I mean.) She was funny and frightening at the same time and so unique that the word "goon" was added to the dictionary.
So Happy Birthday to Alice the Goon from your "son" Alex.

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