Sunday, February 13, 2011
Sunday Funnies: ANDY CAPP
One of the recurring themes in the early years of the ANDY CAPP strip is domestic violence. It seems a little unsettling at first, being accustomed to so many bland and politically correct strips. The really disturbing thing about them is that they weren't done specifically for shock value; they were done as if violence was just another ordinary part of Andy and Flo's lives.
I have to admit, as a running gag they are funny (in the same way it's funny to see Daffy Duck get shot in the face by Elmer Fudd), but I doubt these would ever get printed today.
by Reg Smythe
from ANDY CAPP - MAN OF THE HOUR (Fawcett Gold Medal #D1859) 1966
Don't get the idea that Andy only fights his wife; on the contrary, once he's got a fair amount of beer in him everybody's fair game:
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