Popeye #5 sees the return of Bruce Ozella as artist. His work in this issue is better and more polished than his turn in issue #1. This issue spotlights Swee' Pea in a pair of stories. The first one deals with Swee' Pea running away from home because Popeye scolds him for misspelling "cat". Most of the humor in this story focuses on Popeye misspelling words, thinking he is correct and everyone else is wrong. Swee' Pea hooks up with a gang of kids and punches out several dogs. Kind of a weak script by Roger Langridge. The second story has Popeye and friends making home made comic strips to entertain Swee' Pea. Its slightly better than the lead story, but feels like a filler. This issue's variant cover is the great John Byrne cover originally planned for issue 4, but it would have been a better match for the next issue. Issue #5 gets a C.