The Incredibly Dark Garfield Strip You’ve Never Seen

We recently told you about the Garfield-themed restaurant that had fallen on hard times. Well, that's not even the darkest moment in Garfield's long history.

Creepy Garfield tributes are an internet staple, but there's a real strip from 1984 wherein Garfield is tormented by the spirits of his big cat ancestors, and takes bloody revenge on their behalf:

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You remember Garfield. The grumpy goof from the funny pages. Loves lasagna. Hates Mondays. GARFIELD HATES MONDAYS I HATE BONK! MONDAYS 4-7 JRM DAVS Ki

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Actually, Garfield has some very grim canon. Garfield atis Lives Iustrated sheodt tstorir heood on Gartlald ottor oight BYS JiM DAVIS e NAW IN SPECTAC

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It starts out predictably cute: Aho iking GAVE BOOGA! CATE CAVE CAT GAVE BIG BOB A PIECE oF HIS MIND SNOOGA POP- POP O0 CUR POOP SPACECAT THATS EETTTE

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But it takes a hard left turn into bonkersville with the story Primal Self. PRIMAE from blast A past the utLh A ON DAY... BEGAN T WINTER'S CRACKED.COM

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We begin our journey with a familiar sleepy orange cat... TIGGER OGER ORACKEDEOM

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( But something's... wrong. CRACKED.COM

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A dark force beckons.

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TIGGER Garfield faces the spirits of his ancestors. They are furious at what he has become. CRACKED.COM

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Furious at what they have done to him. The humans. COME HERE, TIGGER

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COME PLAY WITH MAW MAW Yes. Tigger lives to play with Maw Maw... CRACKED.COM

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That's it! That's the end! Each chapter is prefaced with a snide remark from modern Garfield. THERE ARE SOME FORCES WITHIN A CAT THAT SHOULD NEVER BE

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