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"Joe Palooka": (newspaper strip reprints)


Quote1 They're not really free. They will be men without a country. Tuvania will disown them for having failed. No other country will accept them. Their life will become a living death. Quote2
-- Black X



Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Espionage Starring Black X: "The Tuvanian Munitions Plot"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Major Murdock
  • Batu

Villains:

  • Mr Bronislaus dba J.Howard Kean;
  • Karl Lescu dba Rand Stevens;
  • Pigiron Pete (Dies)

Locations:

  • Klegfield Arms & Munitions
  • Tuvania

Vehicles:

  • S.S. Aquacadia

Synopsis for Espionage Starring Black X: "The Tuvanian Munitions Plot"

Circa probably 1938-March, the President and VP of Klegfield Arms & Munitions, sometimes aka Klegwater Arms, are Mr Bronislaus dba J.Howard Kean, American, and Karl Lescu dba Rand Stevens, also American, both formerly and recently starving in Hong Kong. These ne'er-do-wells are fronting for a sinister financial backer. This is the biggest arms factory in America; they bought it with two billion dollars of Tuvanian funding; their big plan is to wait until Tuvania demands the Hawaiian Islands from the U.S., then blow up their own factory. Meanwhile on the highway near the factory, the Black X stops his sleek black roadster and picks up a hitchhiking reporter, who later over coffee voices his frustration at the curious camera-avoidance behavior of Kean and Stevens. Black X disguises himself as an unusually dapper factory hand, then by another amazing stroke of luck, at the factory gate, he happens to recognize Pigiron Pete, recalling a barfight in the Red Eye Saloon in Hong Kong in 1930, and based on having some convenient blackmailable info on P.P., arranges to get himself hired at the Klegfield plant. Pigiron of course immediately rats out Black X to his bosses, and they now plan to "accidentally" bump him into a vat, only this plan depends on Pete outfighting Black X, thus it backfires fatally, thus soon Black X has Pete's big knife and is hunting Kean & Stevens. In true spy style, X uses the knife to stick a threatening note to their office wall, warning them that the G-men are coming. They stupidly fly to the coast then board the S.S. Aquacadia for Liverpool; Black X follows them via air and boards the same ship then corners them. His expository gloating reveals that he had no real evidence against them but they fell for his bluff. At gunpoint, Black X extorts these fools into signing over their factory to the U.S.Government, then lets them sail, expecting that Tuvania will have an unpleasant surprise for them later.

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 East Wing"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Max
  • Snowdrift

Villains:

  • deadbeat ghosts

Locations:

  • Pyromania

Synopsis for Archie O'Toole: "The East Wing"

Archie learns that the royal castle of Pyromania has an East Wing, closed off and unvisited for centuries, where many horrible things have happened. Archie goes there to collect some rent. He encounters a tribe of ghosts and orders them to pay up or move out. They move out and Archie plans to renovate the East Wing into an orphanage.

Appearing in The Bungle Family: "A Helping Hand"

Featured Characters:

  • The Bungle Family

Synopsis for The Bungle Family: "A Helping Hand"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Reynolds of the Mounted: "The Deserter"

Featured Characters:

Villains:

  • Harry Wells
  • Jim Wells
  • Pierre
  • Jim's boss (Behind the scenes)

Locations:

Synopsis for Reynolds of the Mounted: "The Deserter"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Big Top"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Big Top"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in The Clock Strikes!: "Boss Marco Unmasks The Clock!"

Featured Characters:

Villains:

  • Boss Marco (Dies)
  • Slick (Dies)
  • Soapy (Dies)
  • another thug (Dies)

Locations:

Synopsis for The Clock Strikes!: "Boss Marco Unmasks The Clock!"

Boss Marco got the drop on the Clock and unmasked him. He threatened to reveal the Clock's identity to the public, but while Marco and his gang made off, their car exploded from a carelessly-handled container of nitroglycerin.

Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Captain Cook of Scotland Yard: "The Scarab Curse"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Scotland Yard Chief

Villains:

  • Briston brothers, 3 of them

Other Characters:

  • Arthur Gillingham
  • Earl of Gillingham (Dies)
  • John Gillingham
  • Sydney Gillingham (Dies)
  • Hindu Manservant
  • Dr. Gyhani
  • Officer Weatherby
  • Officer Bishop

Locations:

Synopsis for Captain Cook of Scotland Yard: "The Scarab Curse"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Slim and Tubby: "Episode 20"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Synopsis for Slim and Tubby: "Episode 20"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Gallant Knight: "Battle At Sea"

Featured Characters:

  • Sir Neville of England

Villains:

  • Moors

Other Characters:

  • Sir Raymond
    • his Knights Templar
  • Lady Alice

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Raymond's two-masted ship
  • three Arab dhows

Synopsis for Gallant Knight: "Battle At Sea"

Reprints of the Gallant Knight feature from the British comic Wags

Appearing in "Ned Brant"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Richard Manners: "Mr. Goetz and the Counterfeiters"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Mr. Manners

Villains:

  • Miro
  • Joe
  • Caesar

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Goetz

Synopsis for Richard Manners: "Mr. Goetz and the Counterfeiters"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

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