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Friday, May 19, 2017
Adventures in Comic-Boxing: Dis-Armed and Dangerous!
We all know how violent Tom and Jerry cartoons can be – at least the GOOD Tom and Jerry cartoons!
But, for all of Tom’s suffering…
…has an act of violence this shocking ever come his way?
Consider the cover of 1955’s TOM AND JERRY # 133.
Now, examine the reprint of that cover for 1966’s TOM AND JERRY # 231.
We may never know the gory details, but it appears that Tom has LOST HIS LEFT ARM! Shudder!
…And those callous little mice just go on swimming as if nothing has happened!
Ah, but fear not, folks… some skillful surgery, perhaps on the part of Doctor Droopy, restored Tom’s arm for the next reprinting of this cover for 1978’s TOM AND JERRY # 308.
So, all’s well that ends well!
Then again, we only see Tom's RIGHT ARM, don't we?!