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"Joe Palooka": {newspaper strip reprints}


Quote1 I - I - I can't concentrate on my newspaper ---- If something's happened to Batu ---- he'll get through to me -- he's a master of the occult sciences - Quote2
-- Black X



Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

{newspaper strip reprints}

Appearing in "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

Featured Characters:

  • Jane Arden
  • Lena Pry

Synopsis for "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Archie O'Toole: "The Children's Protest"

Featured Characters:

Villains:

  • Gil O. Teen
    • henchman

Other Characters:

  • striking pupils of Pyromania
  • teachers of Pyromania
  • Minister of Education

Locations:

  • Pyromania
    • O'Toole City

Synopsis for Archie O'Toole: "The Children's Protest"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Rance Keane, the Knight of the West: "The 'Ghost' of Jed Osborn"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Chaps Shaw

Villains:

  • Poker Moseby

Other Characters:

  • Jed Osborne
  • Bartender

Locations:

Synopsis for Rance Keane, the Knight of the West: "The 'Ghost' of Jed Osborn"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Espionage Starring Black X: "The Rescue of Batu"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Batu, a master of the occult sciences
  • Major Murdock

Villains:

  • Daglos
  • saloonful of spies and other brawlers

Other Characters:

  • cabdriver

Locations:

Synopsis for Espionage Starring Black X: "The Rescue of Batu"

Circa probably 1938-May: The Black X's Hindu servant Batu has been captured by a spy ring (Daglos, other guy), and is being tortured, but as a master of the occult sciences, he's able to contact the Black X via telepathy, and guide him to the right address, in a bad neighborhood, to have a long and lively fistfight, at the end of which a goodly dozen freshly-thrashed spies are ready for jail.

Appearing in "Big Top"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Big Top"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in The Bungle Family: "Sold!"

Featured Characters

  • Bungle Family

Synopsis for The Bungle Family: "Sold!"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in The Clock: "The Murder of D.A. Downs"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Kane

Villains:

  • Mayor Tull

Other Characters:

  • Ted Downs

Locations:

Synopsis for The Clock: "The Murder of D.A. Downs"

The Clock investigates the supposed suicide of the local District Attorney, Ted Downs, and through some astute detective work manages to trace the murder back to Mayor Tull, who was about to be exposed (by Downs) for graft.

Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Ned Brant"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Captain Cook of Scotland Yard: "The Ruby Willie Case"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Sergeant Casper Kelly
  • Chief
    • London Police

Villains:

  • "Ruby" Willie Crandall
  • Ferdinand Koffler (Apparent Death)
  • "Red" Smith
  • Johnny
  • Ivy (Apparent Death)
  • Mike (Apparent Death)

Locations:

  • London
    • Scotland Yard
    • 21 Horner Street, Johnny's shop
    • King's Highway, below Baldwin Dam, Koffler's hideout

Items:

  • Scotland Yard's Directory of Valuable Gems and their Owners

Synopsis for Captain Cook of Scotland Yard: "The Ruby Willie Case"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Reynolds of the Mounted: "Mr. Big"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Inspector
  • Mac
  • Tom

Villains:

  • Mr. Wales, as "Mr. Big"

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Drew, Wales's neighbor
  • Drew's landlord

Locations:

  • Canada
    • RCMP HQ
    • Wales Engraving Co.

Items:

  • counterfeit engraving plates

Synopsis for Reynolds of the Mounted: "Mr. Big"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Slim and Tubby: "Episode 22"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Synopsis for Slim and Tubby: "Episode 22"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Gallant Knight: "Showdown With Chopak"

Featured Characters:

  • Sir Neville of England

Supporting Characters:

  • Alice D'Assigny, Princess of Navaria

Villains:

  • Chopak (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Prince of Navaria
    • his Guards
    • the city's rabble

Locations:

Era:

Synopsis for Gallant Knight: "Showdown With Chopak"

(reprints from the British comic Wags)

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Notes

  • Espionage:
    • Black X has a Hindu manservant, Batu, just like Zatara has a Sikh-or-Hindu manservant, Tong. In fairness, to be as well-dressed as Zatara or Black X, one probably would need a full-time valet.
    • Barroom tough guy: "Pipe the dude what jes' came in, boys --- monocle and all -- ain't he sweet?"
    • This is the final issue of Feature Comics for this feature, which returns next month in the first issue of Smash Comics.
  • The Clock smokes cigarettes, and carries them in a fancy cigarette case.
  • Jane Arden and Lena Pry appear on the same pages, with Jane's feature running across the top halves of the pages and Lena's across the bottom halves.
  • First issue for Rance Keane, a Western, set in Arizona, in some decade from the 1910s to the 1930s. Travel is all horseback, no cars or paved roads are seen, no telegraph or telephone mentioned, so it's not later than 1930. Dude ranches exist,[1] and commercial supplies of natural gas are available,[2] so it's not earlier than 1910.
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Comics were:

Trivia

  • Will Eisner, aka "Will Erwin," aka "Cary Weyt," did the Archie O'Toole series under the pen name "Bud Thomas."
  • William Smith signed his Rance Keane stories under the pen name "Will Arthur".



See Also


Recommended Reading

  • None.


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