Back to the bread-and-butter, the Popeye series, in this one-eyed sailor batch.
I think most readers will agree that Popeye began to lose his sheen once the Fleischer studio was settled in Miami, but there are still some brilliant bits and pieces to be gleaned if you look closely. For example, take a look at this Bob Jaques blog post on a gem sequence from the otherwise mediocre Onion Pacific (1940).
Paramount Sales News just proved that a rilly big buildup for a new series could mean trouble, and July 10’s panel heralds the start of another misfire. See it set up to fail in earnest next week!
May-July 1940 (click to enlarge)