I must have been 13 or 14 when I first started reading Popeye. This would have been in the ’80s.
When you saw a copy for the first time do you remember what impression it left on you?
Popeye did a lot of sports-related issues back then. I was also an athlete, mostly playing tennis. I remember that Popeye had several issues called ‘Tennis Boys,’ as well as some issues related to activities like skiing and surfing.
Were there other titles with a similar focus that you were reading at the time?
We had a rival magazine in the ’80s called Hot Dog, which is no longer available...