268. “Forget it, no-legs” Cartoon

Q: In the early to mid 70’s there was an issue with a comic about returning veterans from Viet Nam, there was one panel where a blind guy asks a maimed guy if he would like to share a joint, the maimed guy says “Would I?” and the blind guy says “Well forget it no-legs.” What issue is this?

A: Natalie Lamp says: “…’Vietnam Vets’, a comic-book parody from the April ’82 (Failures) issue. The heroes are ‘vets’; ie veterinarians drafted to take care of war-traumatized animals in the Nam. The ‘would I?’/’no legs’ exchange occurs on a plane as these guys are coming home, but was over a liquor flask rather than a joint. And it was an old joke even in ’82.”

3 comments on “268. “Forget it, no-legs” Cartoon

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    You might be thinking of “Vietnam Vets”, a comic-book parody from the April ’82 (Failures) issue. The heroes are ‘vets’; ie veterinarians drafted to take care of war-traumatized animals in the Nam. The ‘would I?’/’no legs’ exchange occurs on a plane as these guys are coming home, but was over a liquor flask rather than a joint.
    And it was an old joke even in ’82.

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    Thank You! I thought I had seen it earlier than ’82, but your description of the exchange is right on.

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    Thanks, Natalie!

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