José Carioca (Zé Carioca) has a long-running comic book series exclusive to Brazil, due to his popularity in that country. Its first recognized issue is #479, published in 1961, and has since continued to run throughout the years, currently reaching 2,500 issues.
O Mapa Da Mina (#483, 1961)
Zé Bolinha (#1237, 1975)
José gains weight after being fired from a laboratory.
O Sucessor (#1423, 1979)
In order to win the role of the Carnival King, José must gain weight, ending up as fat as his friend Pedrão.
Rodízio De Feijoada (#1852, 1989)
Almanaque do Zé Carioca #13, 1992
In this strip, José has eaten every fruit on Pedrão's tree.
Regime Natalino (#2012, 1994)
José and his friends help Santa Claus when he is not fat enough.