Georgie the Giant is a character that first appeared in Popeye #51. Popeye was supposed to save Spinachovia from a giant's menace, however, the sailor and the giant ended up as friends. Georgie would eventually return to the series, coming to visit Popeye in his American home.
Known as 'Grissino' ('Breadstick'), Georgie became a popular character in Italy, starring in a back-up feature in Popeye comic books produced there. Due to his popularity, he also received his own comic series.