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"Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China: Part 32"": As the port gates open, Ling Foo implores Barry and Dr. Bonfils to hide, but there isn't enough time! They will have to dive under the water and swim beneath the coming launch which, coincidentally, is carrying Jean Le



Appearing in Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China: Part 32"

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  • Doctor Bonfils

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Synopsis for Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China: Part 32"

As the port gates open, Ling Foo implores Barry and Dr. Bonfils to hide, but there isn't enough time! They will have to dive under the water and swim beneath the coming launch which, coincidentally, is carrying Jean Le Grand and her captors. Barry and the doctor make it to the piles holding up the dock outside without being noticed. With his knife, Barry carves a mark into one of the piles so that he can find his way back later. Meanwhile, Fang Gow entertains an Arabian sheik who had a rare kind of mind-control drug for sale. The asking price was high, but Fang Gow had managed to negotiate a trade for a fair maiden to be the sheik's slave. At his command, Jean Le Grand was brought in by his guards. The sheik agreed to the deal and said he would be back with the drug in one hour. Fang Gow then escorted Jean into the dungeon where her father was being held, to show the inspector that if he didn't cooperate and hand over the French's secret gas formula then his daughter would be sold into slavery...
Barry hears of the sinking of the french gunboat from the consul. He realizes that they must have been after Jean! Doctor Bonfils stays behind to have his wounds treated, while Barry goes back out to the docks to find the place he marked earlier. Back in the audience chamber, the Sheik has returned with the mind controlling drug. Fang Gow orders his men to bring him Inspector Le Grand to act as a test subject. The inspector again refuses to divulge the gas formula or cooperate in any way. The drug is then injected into his arm, and a moment later Fang Gow has him completely under his control. First, he sent the Inspector down to the dungeon to retrieve his daughter and hand her over to the sheik. Surprisingly he obeyed without any hesitation, and soon the inspector returned with Jean in his grip. The alarm bell sounded out of the blue, and Fang Gow took Inspector Le Grand down to the hidden dock to find out what happened. Barry O'Neill was struggling with one of the guards and knocked him down, when Fang Gow suddenly ordered the inspector to kill him. Inspector Le Grand did as he was told, clubbing the unsuspecting and surprised Barry into the water...

Appearing in Tom Brent: "Mutiny on the Mary Ann"

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  • Morte (Single appearance)

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  • Miss Barclay (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Tom Brent: "Mutiny on the Mary Ann"

Tom Brent is given command of the boat, The Mary Ann, during it's voyage to deliver a shipment of gold ingots to Singapore. His former skipper informs him that he will also be carrying Miss Barclay and her brother, who is ill. On the high seas, Tom is rudely confronted by a large, burly crewman named Morte. He is told that the crew aren't very happy about having to ferry a sick man aboard the ship, believing it will bring them bad luck. Tom calmly tells him to address him as 'captain' and to leave the poop deck. When Morte continues to object, Tom delivers one solid punch to his jaw, sending him sprawling back. The first mate whispers to Tom that he may have just made a bad enemy in Morte...
As Tom has supper with Miss Barclay and the first mate, a terrible scream is heard from the deck! They rush up to find the source, and find the ship's cook dead with a knife in his back. A rally of crewmen stand by on one side, with Morte in the front holding a gun. He tells Tom that anyone who tries to interfere will be dealt with the same way. It seems they are looking to make a fortune by selling off the cargo of gold ingots. Morte attempts to keep Tom quiet by firing a shot at him, but he dodges so that the bullet hits the first mate instead! Now with no one else to navigate, the crew had no choice but to keep Tom alive. Morte grabbed Miss Barclay and threatened to throw her and her ill brother over the side if Tom didn't do as they asked. It looked like for now he had the upper hand.
As the Mary Ann continues forward on it's new course, the crew are beginning to feel wary. It was getting more apparent that Morte was leading them to their deaths by going through with this mutinous plan. When a storm hits, Tom at the wheel shouts orders to the crew while Morte cowers by the lifeboats. This only adds to his cowardice among the crew, and finally, once the storm ends they abandon ship leaving Morte alone. Without anyone to follow his orders, Morte panics and heads for the wheelhouse where Tom Brent was being held. When he enters, Tom knocks him out with his two manacled fists, which he proceeds to unlock with the key in Morte's pocket. Soon after, he and Miss Barclay send out a distress signal that a passing ocean liner picks up. And so it seems that another adventure of Tom Brent comes to an end...

Appearing in Federal Men: "On the Wrong Side of the Law: Part 3"

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  • Biff Davis (Final appearance; Dies)
  • Red

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Synopsis for Federal Men: "On the Wrong Side of the Law: Part 3"

Biff Davis was about to kill Steve Carson in his persona as Dan Steele, when the dazed cop manages to fire off a shot that hits Biff right in the chest. Steve alerts the rest of the gang that the police have been alerted and they should get out while they can. Three of them get into the car, while the other takes the wheel of the truck loaded full of the stolen furs. A squad car spots them making a getaway and follows in pursuit. The driver of the truck has trouble evading the police, and when they fire a warning shot at his back tires he swerves over a curb and into a barrier. The driver exits the vehicle and runs off, leaving the stolen goods for the police. Back at the hideout, Steve and the gang are talking about what to do now that Biff was dead and Red's truck had been seized. That's when the door swung open and Red, the escaped truck-driver, stood in the doorway with his gun leveled, asking for Dan Steele. Steve stepped forward as Red exclaimed that he saw him push Biff aside when he was about to shoot that cop. He blames him for Biff's death and calls Steve a traitor. Steve replies that he only stopped Biff so that they could avoid being hunted down as cop-killers. The others are satisfied with this answer, as none of them wanted a murder rap hanging over their heads. But now they had to choose someone else to take Biff's place as leader. Each of them give examples of why they should lead, but it is ultimately decided that Steve Carson as Dan Steele would be the most fitting leader. All agree except the bitter Red, who prepares to shoot Steve/Dan full of lead...

Appearing in Dale Daring: "The Plantation Uprising: Part 3"

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  • Don Brewster

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  • El Paso (In dream sequence only)

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Synopsis for Dale Daring: "The Plantation Uprising: Part 3"

After the natives revolt on the plantation had been quelled with the death of Blakely, Dale's curiosity about the treasure cache led her off into the jungle, with Don Brewster at her side. Together they enter the cave the natives told Dale about. It had been hidden for years until a recent landslide had uncovered it. Many weird tales had been going around the plantation about the cave being the final resting place of pirates who had been sealed inside, and that their ghosts still haunt the grounds. Dale and Don lose their footing and fall into a hidden crevice to the darkness below. After checking to see that she's alright, Don leads Dale by the hand along the rock surface of the wall until they reach a large wooden doorway that's been cut into the rock face. Behind the door, Dale nearly loses her breath at the sight. A chest full of gold coins and precious jewels lit up the room. It had to be worth a fortune. But then they saw other figures standing in the light.
Men, dressed like pirates and speaking old Spanish, told them that the treasure was theirs and for discovering it, they would have to die like English scum. Don tries to explain that he and Dale are American, but the old pirate oddly seems to have no knowledge of what America is or where it's located. He calls himself El Paso, which Dale recognizes as a name the natives mentioned of a feared pirate back in the 1700's. But how was it possible? El Paso ordered his men to tie them up with rope and take them back to the ship. Dale comes up with the theory that the crevice they fell into was some kind of time traveling portal, sending them back to the old days. Don has no answer as he is led to the ship's plank. Dale is bound to the mast, forced to watch the man she cares for be forced along the narrow board, El Paso meanwhile telling her that she will be his new bride. She screams when Don is sent plunging into the water!
Dale Daring sat up with a start, Don sitting beside her at the bottom of the crevice. She had dreamed the whole thing after the fall had knocked her unconscious. She shuddered as she told Don she has had enough of the cave. The two of them made their way back out, with Don feeling relieved that her curiosity was satisfied.

Appearing in Cal 'n' Alec: "The Lost Gold Mine: Part 6"

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Synopsis for Cal 'n' Alec: "The Lost Gold Mine: Part 6"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Captain Desmo: "The Masked Man: Part 3"

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  • Gabby McGuire

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  • The Masked Man
  • Koma (Dies)

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  • Colonel McAllister
  • Captain Roos (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for Captain Desmo: "The Masked Man: Part 3"

Captain Desmo and Gabby McGuire found themselves very outnumbered in a fight in the coffee shop. Each man lunged at them, but each was countered with a punch or a kick. But the odds were overwhelmingly against them. In a nearby bazaar, two sailors on shore leave were looking for some kind of entertainment to curb their boredom. That's when they saw a man being thrown out the window of the coffee place. Getting a closer look, they were shocked to see two white men being attacked by a group of angry Arabs. A fight! Just what they needed. The two eager sailors leap into the fray, helping the two Americans clean up. Desmo notices the room beginning to clear out faster, and he notices the sailors for the first time. Gabby takes advantage of the break in the fight to find and grab the man they had been questioning before all this began. Once all the brawlers have been dealt with, Captain Desmo offers his thanks to the two sailor boys that came in to help. Back inside Colonel McAllister's hotel room, Desmo and Gabby update the colonel on their investigation into Captain Roos' murder. They bring in the suspect they caught, whom McAllister recognizes as his old house boy from way back, Koma. Koma admits that he was involved with the captain's murder, but promises to take them to his leader if they would show him mercy. Not being one for cruelty anyway, Desmo agrees to trust the man.

Three Days Later

Somewhere in the hills of India, the masked man and his cohorts are discussing their plan to steal weapons from the American military cache in order to gain control of the trade route that ran through their territory. The masked man was just about to explain what was next to come, when a scout interrupted him with news of strangers seen making their way through the pass. One of his best assassins was sent out to get rid of the strangers before they came across his weapon smuggling ring. The three strangers happened to be Desmo and Gabby riding on horseback, following Koma to the campground of "the masked man". Suddenly a shot rings out, and Koma falls off his horse onto the ground, dead. A bullet from an unseen shooter had pierced through his heart, leaving Captain Desmo and Gabby alone out in the desert, without any way to take cover from the gunman...

Appearing in Don Coyote: "In Arabia: Part 2"

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Synopsis for Don Coyote: "In Arabia: Part 2"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Mutiny!"

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  • Jim Kent (Single appearance)

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  • Captain Dickenson (Single appearance)

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  • The Mutineers (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Mutiny!"

Jim Kent was the young, good-looking second officer aboard the freighter Trenton, which carried it's precious cargo across the South Pacific towards Sydney. So far their luck since leaving the port has been poor. Earlier on the trip, the ship's steering apparatus went off, and then a huge wave tore open one of the hatches ruining part of the cargo. If this wasn't bad enough, most of the crew had gotten stricken with the fever and had to be dropped off at the hospital to recover. The crew that was left over were mostly natives hired at the last minute, making them new to sea-farers work and therefore temperamental. Jim was about to light his pipe when a hoarse shout had come from the aft deck, followed by a shot! Grabbing his revolver he raced out on deck to investigate, being joined by captain Dickenson, armed with a gun of his own. They rounded the end of the row of cabins and came to an abrupt halt. At the ship's stern were at least a dozen of the native crewmen battling furiously, in an act of mutiny, with two men whom Jim and the captain recognized as the chief engineer and his assistant. One of the natives struck out at the engineer with a heavy lead pipe, breaking a bone in his shoulder. In response, Jim pointed his revolver at the native and fired, hitting him in the chest. The other ravaging crew members turn to face Jim and the captain, and begin advancing on them. Jim and Dickenson head for the wheelhouse where more boxes of ammunition were kept, with the angry mutineers right on their heels! From the above portholes, Jim had managed to fir a few shots at any who tried to climb up the ladder after them.
Once in the wheelhouse, Jim and Captain Dickenson seemed to have no trouble fending the crew off until they ceased their attack. But it wasn't over yet. A few of the natives elected to stand watch in case Jim or the captain tried to come back down to the lower deck. The captain was relieved, at least, that their fear of the steam engine kept the men from trying to stop the ship's momentum. Night soon fell over the ocean. Many of the ravaging native crewmen had passed out from alcohol, including the ones that guarded the deck. Jim got a flash of an idea, asking the captain if there was any tear-gas...
Captain Dickenson brought up the rear with two revolvers as Jim crept up to the door of the crewman's cabin carrying the tear-gas grenades. In only a few swift motions, Jim flung open the door and tossed the gas grenade inside by the sleeping crew. He signaled for the captain to get ready! After a minute, each of the crewmen came stumbling out, gasping for air. Dickenson hit each one with the butt of the revolver just hard enough to knock them out, while Jim tied them up together with manacles. A day later, the Trenton docks at Sydney's harbour, and the mutinous crew are arrested and taken into custody.

Appearing in Tod Hunter: "The God of the Ruby Eye: Part 7"

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  • Tommy

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  • Bates
  • Kaleb Cannibals

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  • Gail Duncan

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Synopsis for Tod Hunter: "The God of the Ruby Eye: Part 7"

As Tod Hunter continues his search for Tommy, the door opens behind him and a man steps out and strikes him in the back of the head with a blunt tool. Mr. Bates tells the man that he may now use Tod as he wishes in the ceremony.
As Tod begins to come to, he realizes that he's been tied to a post surrounded by natives with sharp spears. He recognized their markings and identified them as the Kaleb Cannibals, one of the most dangerous tribes in the jungle. Tommy was tied up beside him as well, but fortunately there was no sign of Gail or her father. Bates walked into the chamber with a sneer on his face as he tells the two captives that the natives have prepared a surprise for them. A large cage is uncovered at the far end of the room, and inside was an 8-foot tall gorilla to which the natives paid tribute. Tod gasps when a muffled scream came from the cage as well. The gorilla was holding Gail in one of it's massive arms! Tod quickly exerted himself until he was free of his ropes, then he rushed past the astonished natives and snatches a knife! Tod hurls himself upon the gorilla causing the beast to yell in pain, releasing Gail from it's grip as it tried to pull the man off it's back. Once Gail was safe, Tod released his grasp of the beast and smashed into the natives. The gorilla burst through the cage bars and gave pursuit of Tod, flinging the natives aside as he went. Bates grabbed a gun and blocked the exit so that none of them could escape. Tommy felt the crushing grasp of the beast as it's arms encased him and it attempted to bite his face. Tod again leaped onto the gorilla's back in an attempt to save his friend from certain death...

Appearing in "Golden Dragon: Episode 29"

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  • Jim Reilly

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  • Torgadoff

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  • Doris Willis

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Synopsis for "Golden Dragon: Episode 29"

Inside the large underground temple, Reilly was standing on the platform above a stage area, forced to watch as men wearing nightmarish masks danced wildly to the sound of blaring trumpets and banging drums. Torgadoff shouts in Reilly's ear that the dance was only a prelude to the main event in which the woman, Doris, will star. He laughs as he leaves the area to tend to business, leaving Reilly to wonder what he meant. Soon the trumpets ended with one final blast as the dancers hurriedly reeled to the sidelines leaving the floor clear. A procession of priests bearing the emblem of the golden dragon on their robes began filing into the pit in front of the stage. The torches and lamps around the room were put out to amplify the center of the stage as much as possible. When his eyes adjusted, Reilly beheld the unbelievable sight on the stage with a gasp. A mighty dragon slid onto the stage, it's gold scales catching the light as it swirled about. And then Reilly saw, on the right-hand platform, Doris Willis struggling to free herself from two men's grasp. But the fight instantly left her when she laid eyes on the large dragon watching from the stage below. She shrieked in horror. Reilly had seen enough. He rounded on the guard behind him and delivered a blow that knocked the man over the railing. With the man's sword, he swung out and cut down the other two guards. A third, larger man rushed straight towards him, so Reilly used his jiujitsu training to flip the man over his head and falling down to the stage. The priests on the opposite platform ignored the ruckus and tied a long piece of red velvet around Doris, preparing to lower her onto the stage...

Appearing in Rusty and His Pals: "The Pirate Ship: Part 9"

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  • Stephen Carter

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  • Ichabod Slade
  • Hunch
  • Long Sin
  • Captain

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  • The Duchess

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Synopsis for Rusty and His Pals: "The Pirate Ship: Part 9"

The hijacked pirate vessel has run into a tropical storm and was beginning to sink. Long Sin and his men jumped into the life rafts and launched them out to sea leaving the ship to sink behind them. It turns out the raft is too full as it rides low in the water, so Long Sin orders his captain to throw the weak and sick overboard, much to the objections of his men. But the captain threatens them with his gun and they finally obey, tossing all useless hands into the sea until the boat had risen to an acceptable level.
Meanwhile on the island of Ichabod Slade, Steve and the boys had escaped the house and taken refuge in the thick foliage of the strange island. They make it to the beach, where Rusty spots Slade's motor launch guarded by two unsuspecting men. Steve makes quick work of the guards while Rusty starts the motor. They all hop in and take off just as Slade and his gang reach the beach. They open fire, but Rusty had already taken the boat behind some rocks jutting out of the water, keeping them covered. On the beach, Slade scowls and turns to the Duchess to tell her to take them to her plane, and he orders his crony, Hunch, to bring his tommy gun. Rusty steers the boat close to the island shoreline after Steve told him to look for some underbrush that they can hide out in. Suddenly, bullets start raining from above! They look up to see the plane from before, chasing them while Slade leaned out the doorway firing shots at them!

Appearing in Anchors Aweigh: "El Diablo: Part 7"

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  • Marshall

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  • El Diablo (Behind the scenes)
  • The Caraja Tribe
  • Ramon Fernando

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  • Red Murphy
  • Colonel Vargas

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Synopsis for Anchors Aweigh: "El Diablo: Part 7"

After a few skirmishes with El Diablo's men that led to Red Murphy's likely capture, Don Kerry and Marshall are lost in the South American jungle with the savage Caraja natives tracking them. Two of the Caraja tribesmen jump out and attack them, but are killed quickly with Marshall's gun. Fearing the loud shot will alert the others to their location, and with only one bullet left in the chamber, they flee further through the brush, running until they are out of breath. The two of them seemed to have passed through the whole jungle since up ahead was the coastline, and nothing but deep blue sea beyond. Far out on the horizon, Don can make out the shape of a small boat. As Marshall keeps a watch out for natives, Don climbs a palm tree and, tearing off his shirt, waves a signal to them. The boat starts coming closer just as Marshall shouts out that a large group of the Caraja were heading their way! The natives shouted in their tongue, cursing the white men as they threw their spears. Marshall fired off his last shot that hits one of the savages, but fails to frighten off the charging mass. It looked like it was all over... Bullets started felling the tribe, whizzing past Don and Marshall from behind. They turned to see the boat coming ashore, manned by the American navy! The Caraja are forced to retreat under the heavy fire. Don and Marshall gratefully got aboard the vessel as the sailors explain that they got an anonymous message that two Americans would be needing their help around this location. Don wondered. Who could have known where they were?
The answer soon came when they arrived at the harbor. A car was waiting to take them to the embassy where Colonel Vargas was waiting. In his office, the colonel informs Don and Marshall that the admiral told him they had something important to say. Marshall is about to speak about his innocence, when a commotion sounds out from behind the door. Ramon, Marshall's former aide at the embassy and the one who framed him for treason, came tumbling head over heels into the room. Red Murphy, alive and well, followed after him, telling the colonel that this was the man who could prove Marshall's innocence. He had escaped the train by hiding in the water reservoir until nightfall, then made his way back to Monteroy where he found Ramon and 'persuaded' him to come back.

Notes

  • 'Banks' name is changed to 'Bates' in this issue's Tod Hunter story.
  • Aside from the stories above, this issue contains several short strips, including:
    • "Gran'pa" & "Tiny" by Fred Schwab
    • "The Sportsteacher", "Now You Know" & "Cinema Dust" by Sheldon Moldoff
    • "Profesor Dolittle" & "Candid Comic Camera" by Bob Kane
    • "Just like Junior" by Bob Montana
    • "Fantastic Facts" by George Papp

Trivia

  • Ian Murray, the protagonist of the "Golden Dragon" feature, does not appear in this issue's episode.



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