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"Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa" (Part 3)": This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.



Appearing in Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa" (Part 3)

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Synopsis for Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa" (Part 3)

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

Appearing in Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa" (Part 4)

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Synopsis for Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa" (Part 4)

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 1"

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  • Pincus (First appearance)

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  • Philip of Patrania

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Synopsis for Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

Appearing in Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 2"

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  • Pincus
  • Philip of Patrania

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Synopsis for Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in Wing Brady: "The Bedouins (Part 2)"

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Synopsis for Wing Brady: "The Bedouins (Part 2)"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #2.

Despite their plane being hit, the arrival of Wing and Slim helps the Legionnaires beat back the Bedouin attack. Knowing that the Bedouins will likely return at nightfall, Wing and Slim quickly repair their plane and take off in pursuit of them. Wing intends to capture the leader and hold him hostage. Tying himself to the plane, Wing performs a daring midair maneuver to snatch the Bedouin leader out of his saddle! However, the Bedouin leader, armed with a knife, fights back...and neither man notices that the rope holding them to the plane has begun to fray...

Appearing in Little Linda: "On the Road, Part 1"

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  • Buddy
  • Uncle Wilbur

Synopsis for Little Linda: "On the Road, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #2.

Little Linda is walking through the countryside trying to get to the next town before dark when suddenly a car comes down the road. A man, who hasn't noticed her, gets out of the car and leaves a little crying kid on the side of the road. The man drives off and thinks to himself that no one will find the kid way out in this wild country 500 miles from home. With the kid gone, he would inherit his entire estate! Little Linda comforts the kid and learns the kid's name is Buddy and the man is his uncle Wilbur and together they walk towards the next town to try to find out Buddy's parents and an explanation.

Appearing in Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "The Midget Men, Part 1"

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  • Betty (First appearance)

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  • the Midget Men of Saro

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  • 2 bandars

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  • Don and Betty's sphere-ship

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  • Drake's atomic energy gun

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Synopsis for Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "The Midget Men, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #1.

Appearing in Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "The Midget Men, Part 2"

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  • Midget Men of Saro

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  • two Bandars

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  • Don and Betty's sphere-ship

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  • Drake's atomic energy gun

Synopsis for Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "The Midget Men, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #2.

As Don and Betty try to free themselves from the Midget-Men's net, a pair of bandars charge toward them. However the Midget-Men, after their initial shock, recover and drag their captives back to Don and Betty's sphere-ship, before the bandars can trample them all. The Midget-Men try to use their spears to drive the bandars off, but the animals' hides are too well-armored. The bandars can also bite through metal--and one of them inadvertently frees Don and Betty from captivity. Now free to act, Don uses his atomic energy gun to drive the bandars off--but the shock rocks the sphere-ship, already teetering precariously on the edge of a cliff, and sends it plummeting down to the water below.

Appearing in Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonia Affair (Part 3)"

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  • Lothar
  • Reynolds

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  • two Gavonian spies

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  • passenger steamship

Synopsis for Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonia Affair (Part 3)"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

Appearing in Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "The Midget Men, Part 3"

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  • giant antlike Saros Bugs
  • giant tentacled Saros Bug-Masters

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  • the Midget Men

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  • Drake's Atomic Energy Gun

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  • Don and Betty's Sphere-Ship

Synopsis for Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "The Midget Men, Part 3"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

With water pouring in, the Sphere Ship is fished out of the water by what looks like a giant ant. The creature brings the ship, with Don, Betty, and the Midget Men inside, to its nest. The Midget Men advise Don that the ant-creatures are harmless, but their masters, beasts with many arms, are to be feared. Sure enough, Betty sees the giant ants scurrying away, just as one of the tentacled horrors attacks the ship. Don fires his atomic energy gun, but the creature seizes him in its tentacle.

Appearing in Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonia Affair (Part 4)"

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  • Lothar
  • Reynolds

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Synopsis for Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonia Affair (Part 4)"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 1"

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Synopsis for "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

Appearing in "Jack Andrews"

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Synopsis for "Jack Andrews"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in Magic Crystal of History: "Archimedes"

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Synopsis for Magic Crystal of History: "Archimedes"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

Appearing in Magic Crystal of History: "In Ancient Egypt, Part 4"

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Synopsis for Magic Crystal of History: "In Ancient Egypt, Part 4"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in Wing Brady: "The Bedouins (Part 3)"

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  • Bedouin marauders

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Synopsis for Wing Brady: "The Bedouins (Part 3)"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

Appearing in "After School"

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Synopsis for "After School"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #1

Appearing in "Pelion and Ossa"

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  • Pelion
  • Ossa

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  • Mister Walrus

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  • Sled

Synopsis for "Pelion and Ossa"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #2.

Pelion and Ossa go into a vacant house to get warm. They hear the owner of the house come inside, and decide to hide. Mister Walrus, the owner, comes inside and sees the broken sled the boys have left on his doorstep. Pelion and Ossa watch him from atop the stairs. Ossa leaned forward too much and falls down the stairs taking Pelion with him, right in front of Mister Walrus. Pelion explains to Mister Walrus that they came inside to see if someone would fix their sled for them. The big man then brings them to his workshop where he repairs the sled. Mister Walrus then tries to demonstrate to the boys how to sled, by sledding down the stairs and accidentally breaks the sled in pieces. Ossa then comments that there are too many stairs in this house.

Appearing in Ivanhoe: "Episode 1"

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Synopsis for Ivanhoe: "Episode 1"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #1.

Wamba and Gurth, jester and swineherd respectively in the service of Cedric the Saxon, are returning to Cedric's castle at the end of the day. They encounter a band of horsemen led by Brian de Bois-Guilbert and his companion Prior Aymor (a Norman monk). They demand the way to Cedric's castle, but Wamba, because of the ongoing hostilities between Normans and Saxons, deliberately gives them the wrong directions. Now hopelessly lost, Brian and his company come upon a stranger asleep in the road (really a disguised Wilfred), who agrees to guide them to Cedric for the use of a horse. Cedric loves Normans no more than does his jester, but politely receives them and orders a feast prepared. Wamba suddenly enters and informs Cedric that one of his dogs has been deliberately crippled. Cedric becomes angry and vows to punish the perpetrator. As the guests are being seated for dinner, a major-domo announces the entrance of the Lady Rowena.

Appearing in 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 1"

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  • "Photo-Light Wave" communications equipment

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  • Shanley's stratoplane-/-submarine, the "Hi-Lo"
  • Five U.S. Ships (vanished)
  • S.S. Trent

Synopsis for 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #1.

Rex Cosmos, officer of the Super-Police, pays a visit to Professor Shanley's airport laboratory to test Shanley's new vehicle, the Hi-Lo, a craft that can travel both in the air and underwater. Cosmos intends to take the craft to the Galapagos Islands to investigate the disappearances of five American ships. Shanley's assistant telephones Shanley's daughter Joan and informs her of the impending flight. Joan rushes to the airport, and, in her haste to catch the Hi-Lo, neglects to pay her cab fare. As the Hi-Lo takes off, Joan grabs hold of a wing just as the cab driver (Axel Yoke) grabs hold of her. Both are pulled into the air with the Hi-Lo, but Joan's arms soon grow tired and she loses her grip. Inside the Hi-Lo, Rex takes the controls and deftly maneuvers the craft underneath Joan and Axel, catching them in mid-air. With Joan and Axel safe, the Hi-Lo receives a distress call, via photo-light wave, from the S.S. Trent, which is sinking, near the Galapagos Islands. Rex and his crew set the cosmic ray to full on, and the Super Police Hi-Lo craft races to the scene of the emergency!

Appearing in Ivanhoe: "Episode 2"

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Synopsis for Ivanhoe: "Episode 2"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #2.

Rowena's entrance creates a brief stir, but the Norman men quickly turn the conversation to an upcoming tournament, virtually ignoring Cedric. The Pilgrim who accompanied them takes a seat at the servants' table, unnoticed. He is soon joined by Isaac of York, a Jewish moneylender who is ordered to the servants' table by Cedric. The Pilgrim gives Isaac his seat by the fire and walks to the main table, where he reminds Bois-Guilbert that the Norman was defeated in a previous tournament by a Saxon, Wilfred of Ivanhoe. Furious, Bois-Guilbert demands to have Ivanhoe brought to him for another contest. The Pilgrim promises that if Ivanhoe shows up at the joust the next day, he will meet Bois-Guilbert. The Pilgrim leaves the great hall, but later, he warns Isaac that Bois-Guilbert means to waylay him, and the two leave the castle on borrowed mules.

Appearing in "Cap'n Spinacker, Part 2"

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This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 3"

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Synopsis for Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 3"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

Appearing in Little Linda: "Sonny"

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  • Sonny

Synopsis for Little Linda: "Sonny"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3

Appearing in Brad Hardy: "The Underground Kingdom of the Snakemen, Part 1"

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Synopsis for Brad Hardy: "The Underground Kingdom of the Snakemen, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

Appearing in Little Linda: "On the Road, Part 3"

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  • Sonny

Synopsis for Little Linda: "On the Road, Part 3"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3

Appearing in Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 4"

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Synopsis for Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 4"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in Ivanhoe: "Episode 3"

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Synopsis for Ivanhoe: "Episode 3"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

Appearing in "After School"

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This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #2

Appearing in Ivanhoe: "Episode 4"

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Synopsis for Ivanhoe: "Episode 4"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 2"

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  • underwater force field

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  • the Hi-Lo

Synopsis for 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #2.

Rushing to answer the S.S. Trent's distress call, the Super Police Hi-Lo stratoplane converts to underwater mode and plunges beneath the waves. Almost immediately, the vessel is attacked with a torpedo! Professor Shanley deduces that the torpedo is homing in on the Hi-Lo's search beam, so Rex turns it off, then dodges the incoming torpedo. With the immediate threat dispensed with, Rex sees the Trent, and the other five missing ships, trapped in an underwater force field, one which provides an air environment. A message comes in, on the Photo-Light Wave, from the "wizard pirate" Captain Kiddlaw, warning them away. Rex recognizes that Kiddlaw's forcefield is made of Gamma Rays, and the Hi-Lo is armed with Cosmic Rays, which are a thousand times more powerful. Rex prepares to open fire, but Shanley reminds him that there may be American prisoners inside the air pocket, who would drown if the field were destroyed. They will have to find another way to deal with Kiddlaw.

Appearing in Magic Crystal of History: "Ancient Egypt, Part 1"

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  • Binks (First appearance)
  • Bobby (First appearance)

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Synopsis for Magic Crystal of History: "Ancient Egypt, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #1.

Caught in a violent thunderstorm, Bobby and Binks take refuge in an old, abandoned house. Inside the house, on a pedestal, is a glowing crystal ball. Bobby takes up the crystal, which suddenly begins to glow even more brightly, blinding the two children. The crystal begins to grow, and with a thunderous crash, Bobby and Binks find themselves transported back in time nearly 6000 years to ancient Egypt.

Appearing in Magic Crystal of History: "Ancient Egypt, Part 2"

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Synopsis for Magic Crystal of History: "Ancient Egypt, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #2.

Having been transported to ancient Egypt by a Magic Crystal, Bobby and Binks are surprised to discover that the crystal also allows them to understand and be understood by the people around them. A slave overseer, encountering Bobby and Binks, declares them to be witches and brings them before the priests. The priests perform a divination and decide on the "test of death:" Bobby and Binks are strapped to chopping blocks. Two men wielding axes will try to chop their heads off; if the axes turn away, they will be freed. But before the test can be made, the Pharaoh Cheops, lord of all Egypt, arrives, bringing all activity to a standstill.

Appearing in Brad Hardy: "The Underground Kingdom of the Snakemen, Part 2"

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  • Snakemen

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Synopsis for Brad Hardy: "The Underground Kingdom of the Snakemen, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 2"

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Synopsis for "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 3"

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Synopsis for 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 3"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3.

Appearing in 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 4"

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Synopsis for 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 4"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4.

Appearing in "After School"

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This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3

Appearing in "Pelion and Ossa"

  • Pelion
  • Ossa

Synopsis for "Pelion and Ossa"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3

Appearing in "Charley Fish"

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  • Charley Fish

Synopsis for "Charley Fish"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4

Appearing in "Caveman Capers"

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Synopsis for "Caveman Capers"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3

Appearing in "Loco Luke"

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  • Loco Luke

Synopsis for "Loco Luke"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #1

Appearing in "Loco Luke"

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  • Loco Luke

Synopsis for "Loco Luke"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #2

Appearing in "Pelion and Ossa"

  • Pelion
  • Ossa

Synopsis for "Pelion and Ossa"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4

Appearing in "Loco Luke"

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  • Loco Luke

Synopsis for "Loco Luke"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #3

Appearing in "Caveman Capers"

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Synopsis for "Caveman Capers"

This story is reprinted from New Fun Comics #4

Notes

  • This was the first all-reprint issue from DC. It collects material from New Fun Comics (Volume 1) #s 1–4.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Big Book of Fun Comics was:
    • Oswald the Rabbit, by Kevin Hay, running newspaper-strip-style across the bottoms of the first six pages of this issue.

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