My posting last week of an oddball Soviet cartoon featuring American comic strip characters has inspired Cole Johnson to explore the deepest regions of his own archives. Here is his entry in the bizarro foreign cartoon sweepstakes. This comic strip, featuring an ersatz Mickey Mouse, was printed in the October 4 1942 issue of the German cartoon magazine Kladderadatsch. For the life of me, I can’t interpret this cartoon as anything but encouragement for American Marines — they appear to be indestructible. Not only does Mickey hop to their defense, but sea creatures and mermaids do, too. Bet the German sailors wished they had such great allies!