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"Joe Palooka": (newspaper strip reprints)


Quote1 Odd that you should have a stateroom adjacent to the arsenal! Let's say, for instance, if a man wanted to blow up this ship, where would he put the bomb? Quote2
-- Black X, to the heavily-sweating Jonathan Atcherson



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 (across top halves of pages)
  • Lena Pry (across bottom halves of pages

Synopsis for "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Big Top"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Big Top"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Clip Chance at Cliffside: "The Bert Ball Encounter (Part 2)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Slim
  • Coach Barr

Villains:

  • Bert Ball

Other Characters:

  • Lee, Cliffside FB team
  • Brud Sullivan, Trent FB team

Locations:

  • Cliffside College

Synopsis for Clip Chance at Cliffside: "The Bert Ball Encounter (Part 2)"

Clip finally punches Bert.

Appearing in "Off the Record"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Off the Record"

(newspaper cartoon reprints)

Appearing in Gallant Knight: "Sir Borat's Plan: Part 2"

Featured Characters:

  • Sir Neville, the Gallant Knight

Supporting Characters:

  • Inez

Villains:

  • Sir Borat

Other Characters:

  • Duke of Berrengar

Locations:

  • Castle Berrengar

Synopsis for Gallant Knight: "Sir Borat's Plan: Part 2"

(reprints from the British comic Wags)

Appearing in Archie O'Toole: "Gil O. Teen Makes War"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Sneezheim
  • Earl of Wintergreen

Other Characters:

  • O'Toole's military commanders

Villains:

  • Gil O. Teen, ex-dictator
    • his starving army

Locations:

  • Pyromania

Synopsis for Archie O'Toole: "Gil O. Teen Makes War"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Bungle Family: "The Old Psychologist"

Featured Characters:

  • Bungle Family

Synopsis for The Bungle Family: "The Old Psychologist"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in The Clock: "The Murder of Mayor Willis"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Kane

Villains:

  • Commissioner Litz

Locations:

Synopsis for The Clock: "The Murder of Mayor Willis"

Mayor Willis gets murdered, so Police Commissioner Litz (who soon will turn out to be the culprit) leans on Captain Kane to make just any old arrest at all, and railroad whoever they have to, to appease the public. Kane instead recruits The Clock to investigate, and a few hours later P.C.Litz is busted.

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Espionage Starring Black X: "Treachery on the Transatlantic Flight"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Major Gale

Villains:

  • Jonathan Atcherson, ex-SAA executive.

Other Characters:

  • Mixy Mulligan, NYPD

Locations:

Vehicles:

Synopsis for Espionage Starring Black X: "Treachery on the Transatlantic Flight"

Circa probably 1937-Oct, from New York Harbor, the Superior American Airways inaugurated a transatlantic airline service, and the debonair monocled cigarette-smoking Black X was aboard to foil any potential saboteurs, and of course there was one. Disgraced S.A.A. ex-executive Jonathan Atcherson had assembled a bomb on board, and after a few complications and misdirections, Black X defused the bomb and let NYPD dimwit detective Mixy Mulligan get the credit for it, because spies can't get credit.

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Reynolds of the Mounted: "The Terror"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Reynolds' boss, RCMP

Villains:

  • The Terror (First appearance)
  • Pierre Bateau (First appearance)
    • their gang

Other Characters:

  • fur trappers
  • Sanders, Canadian Secret Service
  • two more Mounties

Locations:

  • Canada
    • Upper Valley Section
      • Deer Lake
        • Skeleton Creek

Synopsis for Reynolds of the Mounted: "The Terror"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Ned Brant"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Slim and Tubby: "Episode 14"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Locations:

  • Old West

Synopsis for Slim and Tubby: "Episode 14"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Notes

  • The Clock: Only one fight takes place in this 5-page story, and it's in a completely darkened room, so it's just four completely blacked-out panels long. That's half a page.
  • "Espionage Starring Black X" stories tend to cover (in just 4 to 7 pages) "several weeks" or up to "three months" at a time, so the estimated date of this story is necessarily much earlier than the issue's cover date.
    • Black X's boss, identified last issue as "Major Gale" is called only "Black X's superior" and "Black X's chief" in this story.
  • Gallant Knight: Spelling of "Castle Berrengar" has changed since last issue, from "Berengar".
  • First issue for Reynolds of the Mounted.
    • Reynolds gets his first blunt instrument head trauma in this story.
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Funnies were:

Trivia

  • This issue's "Espionage" story ends with Mulligan's co-workers all comically sick and tired of hearing him brag about how he supposedly caught the airliner bomber. None of these guys will be back in future "Espionage" stories.
  • Will Eisner signed his Espionage stories as "Will Erwin" and his Archie O'Toole stories as "Bud Thomas".
  • George Brenner signed his Clip Chance stories as "Scott Sheridan".



See Also


Recommended Reading

  • None.


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