The series premiered in
1955. Stopped in 1962 after 21 issues.
The two title characters are the
bulldog father Spike (sometimes named Butch or
Killer) and his son Tyke. Spike is often
presented as a stern but dumb dog, but he is
forever attempting to protect the often mindless
Tyke against all calamities.
The full title of the series is M.G.M.'s
Spike and Tyke.
The series is partly based on the
animated short cartoon series Tom & Jerry,
in which the two dogs appeared sporadically, but
they were also starring in two cartoons of their
own in 1957.