back by popular demand/command
Due to well-meaning–but unfounded–national security concerns, the gun barrel had been omitted. The illustrator apologizes for any crudities (crudites?) that may have occurred as a result of this misguided emasculation.
“the deck gun…retracted…?” — from a reader
“Didn’t you forget the gun barrel here ?
As a male, it seems important to me.” — from another reader
Sorry, Commander Ed.
Click here to see the goings-on onboard the Escanaba.