Mickey Attempts Suicide
The two comic frames, above, were originally published in October of 1930, part of a two week story line. And yes, that’s a gun in the second frame. Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney’s iconic creation, is distraught, and looks to take his own life — a huge departure from the Mouse we know today.
It’s supposed to be comedy.
Mickey’s suicidal saga spanned a few days — read more about it at Now I Know.