Boys' and Girls' March of Comics #21 [non-ad variant]
(1948)

Western, 1946 Series
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Pages
24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
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M. G. M. Tom and Jerry (Table of Contents)

Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry
Synopsis
Jerry wears ear muffs while playing the piano for Tom’s bad singing.
Keywords
ear muffs; piano; song

[Springtime for Thomas] (Table of Contents: 1)

Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley ?
Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Harvey Eisenberg

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! What a wonderful day! Eh, Tuffy?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Kitty
Synopsis
Tuffy and Jerry try to sabotage Tom's romance of Kitty from next door.
Keywords
love; springtime

Indexer Notes

Story starts on inside front cover and ends on inside back cover. Use of the exclamation “Yow!” (twice: page 14, panel 4 and page 15, panel 4), along with a cynical plot in which all characters (including Kitty) suffer physical abuse, and the fact that John Stanley used to write for the “Our Gang” title which was the predecessor to the “Tom and Jerry” comic book title, suggest the possibility of this story having been written by John Stanley.

[Floating Heads] (Table of Contents: 2)

Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Eisenberg
Inks
Harvey Eisenberg
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tom; Jerry; Tuffy; Kitty
Synopsis
Floating character head displaying various expressions.
Keywords
floating heads

Indexer Notes

Back cover displays two yellow strips across its width. The strips are each 3 inches high, and are placed at the very top and the very bottom of the back cover. Within these strips are floating heads of the characters seen in the issue. Top strip from left to right: Tuffy, Jerry, Tom, Jerry, Tuffy. Mice appear twice. Bottom strip from left to right: Tuffy, Kitty, Tom, Jerry. The remaining back cover space in the center is left blank to contain the name and logo of the business using the comic as a promotional item.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. M. G. M. Tom and Jerry
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  2. 1. [Springtime for Thomas]
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
  3. 2. [Floating Heads]
    Tom and Jerry [MGM Cartoon Cat and Mouse]
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