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Mary Worth Spanking #1

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Mary Worth has been around since 1938, being somewhat unusual in that Mary Worth herself doesn't drive the direction of the strip. It's the various characters whose lives she drifts into that provide the motive power for the stories, and it was inevitable (and fortunately so) that sooner or later one of those characters would find it necessary to administer a good spanking! We have two of these on hand now as we continue our journey through comic strips old and new.

First we see a young couple, soon to be wed. Johnny, the man, has evidently decided it's time to put his foot down and his bride-to-be over his knee, with the promise of more spankings in the future when they're needed! Mary sagely observes, "There's one marriage I'd gamble will be a success!" What a wise woman she is!

We don't have the publication dates for this one, so we can't be sure about the creative personnel, but they may be Allen Saunders (writer) and Ken Ernst (artist).

mary worth man spanks fiancee

© Publishers Syndicate. Posted by the Web-Ed on 10/01/2010.

mary worth strip from 03/28/1948 spanking panel

Mary Worth, March 28, 1948 © Publishers Syndicate.

03/03/2017 Update: Well it's taken almost seven years, but we now have some new scans and can give the exact date this spanking occurred: it was Sunday, March 28, 1948, so the strip was in full color. Let's take a look at the spanking panel first.

With this much better scan, we can see there's a fair amount of detail. The husband is handsome and determined, while the spankee-wife is looking up, thus arching her back, even as his left hand keeps her from pulling her upper body too high (rather unusual positioning), and there's even a very short line helping to define her buttocks - a great improvement!

With the date known, we can now confirm our supposition above that the creative team was Allen Saunders and Ken Ernst.

Here is the entire page from Andre. We don't really get a whole lot of additional background information, but then again, we don't need a whole lot more to understand why the spanking is being given. We do learn that our spankee's name is Junior Jaxon, that she's a model, and that her spanker is her finaceé, Johnny Jones. We might also mention the after-spanking hug - a very nice touch.

mary worth strip from 03/28/1948; source: ebay

Scan by Andre. © Publishers Syndicate (click to double-size).

Here's another version of the page. We took this one from ebay and attempted to correct its color.

mary worth strip from 03/28/1948; source unknown

Scan from ebay. © Publishers Syndicate. Posted by the Web-Ed on 03/03/2017 (click to double-size).

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