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"Jack Woods: "Damsel In Distress"": While riding through the desert, Jack hears a woman's cry for help coming from an isolated shack. Choosing to investigate, he knocks on the shack's front door, but gets no response. Inside, two outlaws are holding a woman prisoner. Using his horse to create a



Appearing in Jack Woods: "Damsel In Distress"

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Synopsis for Jack Woods: "Damsel In Distress"

While riding through the desert, Jack hears a woman's cry for help coming from an isolated shack. Choosing to investigate, he knocks on the shack's front door, but gets no response. Inside, two outlaws are holding a woman prisoner. Using his horse to create a diversion, Jack sneaks onto the roof and pounds on the door. The outlaws begin shooting immediately, thinking Jack is standing directly behind the door. After they run out of ammunition, Jack breaks down the door and takes the two outlaws prisoner, receiving the gratitude of their prisoner.

Appearing in Ramblin' Jim: "Fishy the Gangster, Part 1"

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Synopsis for Ramblin' Jim: "Fishy the Gangster, Part 1"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 5"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Lothar
  • Reynolds

Villains:

  • 2 Gavonian agents

Vehicles:

  • taxicab

Synopsis for Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 5"

The two Gavonian agents have abducted Sandra, wrapped her up in a carpet, and escaped. Lothar and the secret agent attempt to pursue them. They commandeer a taxi and give chase. However, the taxi's engine overheats, and the conspirators get away with Sandra.

Appearing in Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 3"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Pincus
  • Philip of Patrania

Locations:

  • Patrania

Synopsis for Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 3"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Don Drake: "Women Riders of the Winged Death"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Betty

Villains:

  • Women Riders of the Winged Death

Other Characters:

  • Zastia

Locations:

  • Zetruria

Items:

  • Drake's atomic energy gun

Vehicles:

  • Don and Betty's sphere-ship

Synopsis for Don Drake: "Women Riders of the Winged Death"

Don and his friends are on their way to the midget city of Zetruria when they are attacked by the Women Riders of the Winged Death. Suddenly, a monster attacks everyone, but Don drives it away with his atomic energy gun. In gratitude, Zastia, captain of the Women Riders, offers to escort Don and his friends to Zetruria. As they near the city, Don discovers a giant footprint. The giant is not long in coming, and he seizes Don in an iron grip.

Appearing in "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 3"

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Locations:

  • Island of Missing Men

Synopsis for "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 3"

Captain Grim questions the wounded sailor from the dismasted vessel, who tells him that the vessel's crew disappeared on the Island of Missing Men. The wounded sailor further describes a giant gray bird with sharp claws, and how one sailor was found dead without any visible marks. Encountering another ship, Grim describes the situation to the other captain, who agrees to lend him three men and some weapons. Captain Grim's crew makes landfall on the Island. They make camp in a defensible spot and post a guard, but it is not long before the guard disappears--possibly the latest victim of the Death That Leaves No Mark.

Appearing in Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 5"

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Synopsis for Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 5"

Barry and LeGrand face dangers from all sides - a Mongol assassin on their plane, anti-aircraft fire from the ground, and an enemy plane bent on shooting them down.

Appearing in Little Linda: "On the Road, Part 4"

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Other Characters:

  • Buddy
  • Detective Kelly
  • Wilbur Stone (Behind the scenes) (Dies)

Synopsis for Little Linda: "On the Road, Part 4"

The police put out an all-points bulletin for Linda and Buddy. Unaware of this, Linda and Buddy go to a police station. The police are surprised to see the two pint-sized fugitives walk into the station, and the chief of police sends Detective Kelly to get Wilbur Stone to identify his nephew. While Kelly is gone, Linda tells the chief the story of how Wilbur Stone abandoned Buddy in the middle of nowhere. Kelly returns with the news that Wilbur Stone has committed suicide, leaving a note confessing his attempt to kill Buddy to inherit Buddy's parents money. The chief asks Buddy what he wants to do now, and Buddy says he wants Linda to take care of him.

Appearing in After School: "And So It Goes"

Featured Characters:

  • Lefty
  • Slimsy

Other Characters:

  • Uncle Wilbur
  • Gertie

Synopsis for After School: "And So It Goes"

The boys are going to a baseball game, but Lefty has to bring his Uncle Wilbur along. Gertie claims that Wilbur will bring Slimsy good luck, but Slimsy is dubious. In Slimsy's first time at bat, he hits it over the fence--perhaps Wilbur is bringing him luck after all! Not quite--because the ball goes down the sewer. Furious, the other team claims Slimsy's new bat as collateral until he replaces the ball.

Appearing in Buckskin Jim: "Indian Ambush, Part 5"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Trapper Pete
  • Mary Halliday
  • soldiers

Villains:

  • Indians

Locations:

  • Old West, 1840s

Synopsis for Buckskin Jim: "Indian Ambush, Part 5"

In a desperate attempt to wake the sleeping sentry before an Indian buries his tomahawk in the sentry's head, Jim throws a rock at the sentry. As luck would have it, however, he hits the Indian instead, knocking him out and making him drop the tomahawk. The weapon hits the sentry's rifle and causes it to go off, rousing the entire camp. The Indians are defeated and forced to retreat--but Jim and Pete soon discover that Mary Halliday has disappeared as well.

Appearing in Slim Pickins: "The Haunted House, Part 1"

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Synopsis for Slim Pickins: "The Haunted House, Part 1"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Professor"

Featured Characters:

  • Professor (First appearance)

Synopsis for "Professor"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Bob Merritt: "The Mystery Plane, Part 1"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Buzz
  • Shorty

Other Characters:

  • Cyrus Campbell (Dies)

Items:

  • Merritt's Electric Eye

Vehicles:

  • Mysterious Airplane

Locations:

  • Merritt's laboratory base

Synopsis for Bob Merritt: "The Mystery Plane, Part 1"

Buzz, using Bob's Electric Eye, detects a mysterious plane circling seven thousand feet over Bob's laboratory base. He is suspicious, but Shorty dismisses the contact as impossible, since no plane could be flying in the weather outside. Buzz decides to take one of the team's planes and see for himself. Meanwhile, Bob closes a deal with Cyrus Campbell, a millionaire interested in financing Bob's inventions. As Bob meets Shorty outside, a gunshot rings out, and Bob rushes back into the meeting room to find Campbell shot to death. While some mysterious force is preventing Buzz from climbing his plane more than three thousand feet, on the ground, Bob finds a note on the floor.

Appearing in Treasure Island: "Episode 1"

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Synopsis for Treasure Island: "Episode 1"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Along the Main Line: "Saving the 945"

Featured Characters:

  • Ed (First appearance)
  • Jake (First appearance)

Synopsis for Along the Main Line: "Saving the 945"

Ed and Jake use their ingenuity to clear a derailed train from the tracks before another train, due in an hour, crashes into it.

Appearing in "Captain Spiniker"

Featured Characters:

  • Captain Spiniker

Synopsis for "Captain Spiniker"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Wing Brady: "The Bedouins, Part 5"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Slim
  • French Foreign Legion

Villains:

  • Bedouin Riffs

Locations:

  • North Africa

Synopsis for Wing Brady: "The Bedouins, Part 5"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Caveman Capers: "Ur the Caveboy, Part 5"

Featured Characters:

  • Ur (Final appearance)
  • Wur (Final appearance)

Synopsis for Caveman Capers: "Ur the Caveboy, Part 5"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa, Part 5"

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Other Characters:

Villains:

  • Don Pedro
    • his soldiers
  • Pancho Villa
    • his soldiers

Locations

Synopsis for Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa, Part 5"

Jack leaves the besieged villa to find help, but instead is surrounded by the attackers. Fortunately, he is able to subdue three of his enemies and escape. Meanwhile, one of the ranchers turns traitor and sneaks out. He offers to show the attackers a secret way into the ranch house. Jack encounters the Rurales and leads them back to rescue those trapped in the ranch house, but there is no way of knowing whether he will be in time.

Appearing in "The Needle"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "The Needle"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Brad Hardy: "Between Snake and Rat Men"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Lorraine Lewis
  • Prince Kardos

Villains:

  • Rat Men
  • King Naga (First appearance)
    • the Dre
  • the Black Magician

Synopsis for Brad Hardy: "Between Snake and Rat Men"

Brad, Lorraine, and Kardos use the infighting among the Rat Men as cover to escape - but they are seen and pursued. Meanwhile, King Naga, ruler of the Dre, is told that the trio are hiding in the caves. As Brad and the others are captured, Naga decides to keep Lorraine for himself, but condemns Brad and Kardos to death in combat with the Black Magician.

Appearing in Ivanhoe: "Episode 5"

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Synopsis for Ivanhoe: "Episode 5"

The Disinherited Knight is revealed to be Wilfred of Ivanhoe. Lady Rowena is initially stunned to see her lover under the Disinherited Knight's helm, but she quickly recovers herself and awards Ivanhoe the victory token. Ivanhoe collapses at her feet from his wounds, and Cedric rushes to his son's side.

Meanwhile, with the tournament complete, Waldemar proposes an archery contest. Prince John, meanwhile, learns that his brother and the rightful king Richard has returned to England, but decides to allow the archery contest. Locksley, secretly Robin Hood, tries to withdraw from the contest, but Prince John insists that he compete, offering a purse full of silver if Locksley can outshoot John's yeoman Hubert. Locksley agrees and easily defeats Hubert. John then offers to increase the prize if Locksley will join him against Richard. Locksley declines, saying that he would only serve Richard, but offers the prize to Hubert. The archer tournament ends and Prince John departs for Asby.

Appearing in Jack Andrews: "Back to School"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Coach Muller

Synopsis for Jack Andrews: "Back to School"

Jack returns to school and meets with Coach Muller to see if he can resume his position on the baseball team.

Appearing in Midshipman Dewey: "Dewey and the Pirates, Part 2"

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Villains:

  • three pirates

Vehicles:

  • USS Hornet

Synopsis for Midshipman Dewey: "Dewey and the Pirates, Part 2"

Jack battles against two pirates. He manages to disarm one, but while he's engaged with the other, a third pirate sneaks up behind him.

Appearing in Magic Crystal of History: "In Ancient Egypt, Part 5"

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Items:

Synopsis for Magic Crystal of History: "In Ancient Egypt, Part 5"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 5"

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Supporting Characters:

Vehicles:

  • the Hi-Lo

Items:


Synopsis for 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 5"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • Published by National Allied Publications.
  • First issue for Along the Main Line
  • Starting this issue, in Barry O'Neill, Inspector Le Grande's name is now spelled "Le Grand".
  • First issue for Bob Merritt
  • Last issue for Caveman Capers.
  • Ivanhoe continues the adaptation of the novel by Sir Walter Scott. This episode covers Chapters 12 and 13 of the novel.
  • Jack Woods appears twice in this issue.
  • First issue for Professor
  • First issue for Ramblin' Jim.
  • First issue for Slim Pickins
  • First issue for Treasure Island
  • The Jolly Roger feature changes its name to Midshipman Dewey in this issue.
  • Also appearing in this issue of New Fun Comics were:

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