Thursday, March 16, 2017

Asterix Vs. Popeye




Neither of these two adventurers are known for backing away from a fight, and they both have incredible strength, so I can see them throwing down with one another.  While Asterix has his potion-granted might, Popeye's spinach seems to allow him to perform all sorts of stunts, so it would probably be pretty evenly matched.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

A nice match. And no doubt Obelix and J. Wellington Wimpy would also get on well together.

Sonofjack Well said...

Two of my favorites together at last! Thanks, Ross!

By the way, for another great Popeye crossover cover, check out this link:

http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1056635-crossover




Anonymous said...

Ah, Young Samson could lay both of them out flat!

And Jughead Jones could eat Obelix and Wimpy under the table. ;-)

Bob Buethe said...

I've sometimes described Asterix to non-comics fans as the Belgian Popeye.

@Anon #1: "I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a wild boar today."

James Hawk III said...

I didn't demand it--but I should have!

Cary Comic said...

My only question is...how did Asterix get to modern Sweethaven?

Anyd my first guess would be...that Sigmund Freud-sounding scientist with the alarm clock-shaped time machine from Popeye's late Sixties cartoons. The ones where Bluto--for some reason--had been renamed Brutus (though still voiced by the late, great Jackson Beck).

Andrew Rash said...

And Superman tussled with ersatz versions of both these guys! http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/popeye/images/7/7f/Heroic_Brutaliky.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140909004217
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6xoH967aC00/SAn19jlNZKI/AAAAAAAAHic/TzOfgDpttE0/s320/act579.jpg

Ken Roskos said...

Imagine if Getafix gave Popeye a sip of the potion, and Asterix had to resort to eating spinach. Hey, the spinach worked for just about everybody, right?

Ross said...

Now that would be something to see!

oracle said...

And for today's surprising trivia, Olive Oyl had been a comic strip star for over nine years before Popeye was introduced.

Simreeve said...

Maybe the potion is based on spinach, anyway?

Cary Comic said...

@Oracle: More like co-star. The comic strip was Thimble Theater by Hal Seeger. And the stars for those first 9 years were Olive's brother, Castor Oyl, and his good friend Ham Gravy.

Anonymous said...

I knew about Asterix, Tin Tin, and the Smurfs long before my friends did in the 1980s, because i had cousins living in France and Belgium who would bring over their european comics to trade for my american ones. I was always disappointed that Spiro and Lucky Luke never crossed over to the states.

Anonymous said...

Lucky Luke was definitely available in English, as was Iznogoud, but I think that was a British publisher.

Technomad said...

"These sailors are crazy!"

Support STF: The Lost Issues!