It was a treat to discover this first cartoon because it’s by Mort Walker from 1949. Walker later became famous, of course, for the Beetle Bailey comic strip. Hmmm, younger guy getting roughed up by authority figure—might there be a pattern here?
"This is Professor Schmertz, authority on structural engineering. He wants to ask you something!"
From July 16, 1949
"This is his den or her sewing room, depending on which one you're talking to."
From June 22, 1957
"Does Ike take Mamie?"
From September 8, 1954
"Frankly I think these family reunions are getting too unwieldy!"
From January 6, 1962
"This is Corporal McClane, mother! He's snatching a last moment of happiness."
From August 8, 1942
"Wait, let's watch this! It ought to be pretty good."
From August 29, 1942