The series premiered in
1949. Stopped in 1962 after 153 issues.
The two title characters are Tom the
cat and Jerry the mouse, and all the stories
focus on their neverending rivalry resulting in
violent chases and fierce battles. Usually, Jerry
gangs up with a sidekick, a small orphant mouse
The full title of the series was
initially Tom & Jerry Comics, but
later changed slightly to Tom and Jerry
The series is based on an animated
short cartoon series that ran from 1940 to 2008.