Marten Toonder's "TOM POES" Strips

Marten Toonder started this strip in 1939 but only published the first series in 1941 when American strips became hard to get in occupied Holland. This strip was very popular and lasted for years.

above left : Tom Poes, the "hero"

below left : Professor
above right : Ollie B. Bommel, Tom's companion

below right : Joost, Mr. Bommel's butler

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