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"Joe Palooka": (newspaper strip reprints)


Quote1 That was the only way out for him -- he could have caused our national defenses to be destroyed! Quote2
-- Black X



Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Off the Record"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Off the Record"

(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 Richard Manners: "The Stolen Pearls"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Doris Winthrop (First appearance)

Villains:

  • Nick Gordon (First appearance)

Synopsis for Richard Manners: "The Stolen Pearls"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Slim and Tubby: "Episode 17"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Synopsis for Slim and Tubby: "Episode 17"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in The Bungle Family: "Help!"

Featured Characters:

  • Bungle Family

Synopsis for The Bungle Family: "Help!"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Archie O'Toole: "Vera Venom"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Suzy Sweet

Villains:

  • Queen Vera Venom of Tewtimia

Other Characters:

  • Minister Hodge
  • Minister Podge
  • Minister Fudge
  • Lord Helpis

Locations:

  • Pyromania
  • Tewtimia

Synopsis for Archie O'Toole: "Vera Venom"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Reynolds of the Mounted: "The End of Black John"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Ben

Villains:

  • Black John (Dies)
    • four hench: Greasy, Shorty, & 2 others (one dies)

Other Characters:

  • Istak

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • dog sleds

Synopsis for Reynolds of the Mounted: "The End of Black John"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Clock: "Murder of a Window Washer"

Featured Characters:

Villains:

  • Nick
  • Slug

Other Characters:

  • Dr. T. Loden

Locations:

Synopsis for The Clock: "Murder of a Window Washer"

Two starveling desperadoes, Nick & Slug, decide to rob a radium shipment from Dr. T. Loden, at his office, but a window washer witnesses the hold-up, so Nick takes a scalpel to his safety harness, to fatal effect. The Clock questions very-reluctant witness Dr Loden and gets descriptions, then drives directly to Nick & Slug's crappy rooms and punches them out and trusses them up for the cops.

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 Espionage: "Dr. Steible's Spy Ring"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Major Murdock
  • Batu

Villains:

  • Doctor Steible (Apparent Death)

Synopsis for Espionage: "Dr. Steible's Spy Ring"

Circa probably 1938-Jan: Dr. Steible's Spy Ring is run from an old sedate mansion in a suburb of New York, and in Washington their agent Otto has been arrested by Army Intelligence, and from him Black X gets a torn card which he recognizes as a recognition signal, which he can exploit to infiltrate the ring. Black X is ordered to bring back no prisoners because spy trials get too much publicity, and after driving to New York, and leaving Batu outside with the engine running, he uses this card to get past Steible's butler Albert and into the mansion. Steible is quick enough to cover Black X with a pistol but not smart enough to avoid getting tear-gassed from X's trick pen. Black X soundly thrashes him and trashes his radio equipment, then he and Steible both grab some non-decorative swords from the wall and pointlessly fence for half a page before Albert the butler shows up with a gun and "at a signal, Batu brings the car zooming under the window just as "X" crashes through" so he lands in the car, just before, out of absolutely nowhere, a terrific explosion destroys the mansion.

Appearing in Gallant Knight: "The Black Baron, Part 3"

Featured Characters:

  • Sir Neville, the Gallant Knight

Villains:

  • Black Baron
    • his soldiers

Animals:

  • panther (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Duke of Montecourt
    • his army

Locations:

  • Medieval Europe
    • Black Baron's castle

Synopsis for Gallant Knight: "The Black Baron, Part 3"

(reprints from the British comic "Wags")

Appearing in "Big Top"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Big Top"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Notes

  • Black X:
    • Dr. Steible’s spy ring supposedly got blown up with a deus explosive machine. Really? We never even saw a bomb; no character mentioned a bomb either.
      ... Traditional rule: No body ==> faked death ==> supervillain getaway.
  • Sgt. Reynolds:
    • Jim Reynolds gets a bullet wound.
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Funnies were:
    • Off Side by Jo Metzer
    • Strange As It Seems: "General Winfield Scott" by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems: "Raphael" by John Hix
    • "The Barbarian, a Tale of Sybaris and Macedon in the year 507" (text story, part three, continued from last issue), by Robert Hyatt, illustration by Ed Cronin. The Barbarian's name is Konar.
    • They're Still Talking: "The Man Who Broke a World's Record and Lost!" by Bob Zuppke and R.W. DePew
    • Toddy by George Marcoux (across the tops halves of pages)
    • Flossie by Al Zere (across the bottom halves of pages)

Trivia

  • Will Eisner signs his Espionage strip as "Will Erwin" and his "Archie O'Toole" feature as "Bud Thomas".



See Also


Recommended Reading

  • None.


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