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Tin-Can Tommy

Tin-Can Tommy (The Clockwork Boy) was a comic strip in the UK comic The Beano, featuring Tommy, the clockwork 'son' of Professor Lee and his wife. It first appeared on the back page of issue 1, dated 30 July 1938, where we learn that it was built due to the death of their own son a year earlier. A few years later came the addition of a clockwork sister called Babe, and a pet cat called Clanky. The strip was created by the Italian Dinelli brothers, but they disappeared in France at the start of World War II. The strip was taken over by one of DC Thomson's own artists. The strip continued until issue No 303 in 1947.

In issue 3185 (a special 65th anniversary issue, dated 2 August 2003) he met Bea, Dennis the Menace's baby sister.

External links

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article4333923.ece The fate of Tin-Can Tommy's original artist/writers

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