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"Charlie Chan: "Introducing Charlie Chan"": (newspaper strip reprints)


Quote1 "The fool in his haste drinks his tea with a fork! Leaving too soon for appointed place, one will have to wait and then think! I prefer to think before leaving!" Quote2
-- Charlie Chan



Appearing in Charlie Chan: "Introducing Charlie Chan"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Lee Chan

Other Characters:

  • British Intelligence:
    • Viscount Hillary Stacey
    • his chauffeur
    • Sir Cedric Chelmsford
    • Michael Ramsgate
  • Peter Charing, chemist and inventor
  • Keena Charing
  • charter pilot

Villains:

  • Baron
  • Sharp
  • Lugger

Locations:

  • London, England
    • Regent Hotel
    • British Intelligence, secret office
    • Bank of England
    • Charing's house, in Margate Place
  • Croyden, England
  • Cove Island, England (off the Southern Coast)

Items:

  • Charing's "Dark Light" Discovery (see Notes)

Vehicles:

  • Ramsgate's airplane (Destroyed)
  • Sharp's airplane
  • Lee Chan's chartered airplane

Synopsis for Charlie Chan: "Introducing Charlie Chan"

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Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

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Appearing in Gallant Knight: "Thunder in the Orient"

Featured Characters:

  • Sir Neville of England

Supporting Characters:

  • Alice D'Assigny, Princess of Navaria

Villains:

  • Tartar Horde (shattered)

Other Characters:

  • Prince of Navaria
    • his ten thousand horsemen
  • Charlemagne
    • his army
  • Sir Raymond of Navaria

Locations:

  • France, near Marseilles
    • Castle of Greyloch
  • Walled City of Albracca

Era:

Synopsis for Gallant Knight: "Thunder in the Orient"

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Appearing in "Ned Brant"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

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Appearing in Slim and Tubby: "Episode 23"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Synopsis for Slim and Tubby: "Episode 23"

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Appearing in The Clock Strikes: "The Burton Kidnapping"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Detective McDuff
  • Captain Kane

Villains:

  • Butch Barron
  • Squint

Other Characters:

  • Burton (Behind the scenes)

Locations:

Synopsis for The Clock Strikes: "The Burton Kidnapping"

Burton the millionaire is kidnapped and the police investigate. Captain Kane's wealthy friend Brian O'Brien wants to help and asks to look at the clues, but Kane just brushes him off. That night, The Clock breaks into the station house, where "first class, third grade detective" McDuff is examining the evidence with a magnifying glass. The Clock uses ventriloquism to trick McDuff into leaving the room, steals some of the evidence, and 20 minutes later he's back in his own hideout. He's recovered six cigarette butts, an empty matchbook, and a pair of broken spectacles, from which he deduces that the kidnapper had a long wait before Burton arrived, and that there was a scuffle. Microscopic examination yields no further results. He gets an idea, leaves his hideout, goes to a payphone, calls the Daily Mail, and places a classified advertisement for the next day's morning edition.

The next morning, the kidnappers see the ad, and fall for the Clock's ruse. They now believe that some other crook is trying to muscle in on their caper. Butch sends Squint to meet this person, at the spot designated in the ad, to bump off this chiseler and steal his money. Squint arrives half an hour early, to set an ambush, but the Clock has arrived even earlier, and now has the drop on Squint. Squint squeals. Clock ties him up and puts him in his own car, which the Clock then drives to Butch's place, on the 2nd floor of a crappy rooming house on the east side of town. Before going in, he calls McDuff, then he gets himself and Squint inside, and uses his trick walking-stick to knock out Butch, then ties both kidnappers to chairs. McDuff arrives outside, suspicious of several things at once, and the Clock meets him on the sidewalk, tells him where the kidnappers and the hostage are, and that he can have credit for the collar and the rescue, also he returns all the stolen evidence.

The next morning, McDuff is telling Capt. Kane a highly colorized version of how he solved the crime, when the Clock's calling card falls out of his pocket, tipping off Kane to what really went on.

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

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Appearing in "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

Featured Characters:

  • Jane Arden
  • Lena Pry

Synopsis for "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

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Appearing in The Bungle Family: "Cause of War"

Featured Characters:

  • Bungle Family

Synopsis for The Bungle Family: "Cause of War"

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Appearing in Reynolds of the Mounted: "Jim Slade's Plot"

Featured Characters:

Villains:

  • Jim Slade
    • two ranch hands, Jud and Tom

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Brewster
  • Bess Brewster

Locations:

  • Canada
    • Circle A Ranch
    • Slade's Ranch

Synopsis for Reynolds of the Mounted: "Jim Slade's Plot"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Big Top"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Big Top"

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Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

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Appearing in Rance Keane, Knight of the West: "Trouble At the Mountain Valley Ranch"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Chaps Shaw

Villains:

  • two bandits

Other Characters:

  • Joan Hern
  • Jess Hern (mentioned)

Locations:

  • Arizona
    • Wagonwheel
    • Mountain Valley Ranch

Dates:

  • The 1910's

Synopsis for Rance Keane, Knight of the West: "Trouble At the Mountain Valley Ranch"

Rance and Chaps meet pretty Joan Hern, whose dude ranch has been robbed by two ex-employees. Rance tracks down the bad guys, who at first get the better of him in a galloping gunfight, but then he tricks them into a good ambushing position, and drops a lasso loop around both of them, yanking them off their horses and hauling them up a steep rock face. He marches these losers back to the Hern's ranch, then Keane and Shaw ride away. Behind them, Miss Hern is quite smitten with Lance.

Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

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Notes

  • Charlie Chan:
    • Peter Charing's "Dark Light" technology can be used to photograph objects through an opaque screen. It also can make visible, through a screen of sulfide of zinc, objects beyond the range of any other existing light.
    • The formula for "Dark Light" was destroyed in an explosion, but Charing himself was alive and sane at the end of this story.
  • "Espionage Starring Black X" has moved to Smash Comics, and changed its title to "Espionage Starring Black Ace."
  • Archie O'Toole has also moved to Smash Comics.
  • 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.
  • Rance Keane
    • This adventure is partly set at a dude ranch, so these stories might be set in the '1920's, when those became popular. But tourist ranches also already existed in the late 19th century, so maybe not. Still no cars or telephones or railroads are seen in this feature.
    • Rance gets his gun shot out of his hand, but his hand seems undamaged.
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Comics were:

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