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"Charlie Chan: "The Mahati Diamond"": (newspaper strip reprints)

Quote1.png You see, this hat is made of solid sponge rubber, and finished to look just like felt. That explains why I'm still standing. Quote2.png
The Clock

Feature Comics #24 is an issue of the series Feature Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1939.

Synopsis for Charlie Chan: "The Mahati Diamond"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Charlie Chan: "The Mahati Diamond"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Lee Chan

Antagonists:

  • Captain Gerald Hartley, secretly Grissac (Apparent Death)

Other Characters:

  • Lord Dalfour
  • Mrs. Harrington
  • Robert Morris
  • Marga Deeping
  • Countess Albani
  • Hugh Fallon (wears a monocle}
  • Randall Deeping
  • Inspector Duff at Scotland Yard
    • Nivins, his aide

Locations:

Items:

  • Mahati Diamond

Vehicles:

  • S.S. Victoria, passenger liner


Synopsis for Lala Palooza: "Archery"


Appearing in Lala Palooza: "Archery"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Other Characters:

  • Mrs. Giltrocks
  • her Butler

Synopsis for Rance Keane: "The Phony Jim Towne"


Appearing in Rance Keane: "The Phony Jim Towne"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Chaps Shaw

Antagonists:

  • Jim Towne impersonator
  • Bug-Eye Burns

Other Characters:

  • Sheriff Dan Wilcox
  • Ted Keane, (mentioned, Rance's father)
  • Joe Bigfeather
  • Jim Towne

Locations:

Synopsis for "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

Featured Characters:

  • Jane Arden
  • Lena Pry (See Notes.)

Synopsis for The Clock: "Nillot the Swindler"

The Clock easily outwits and maneuvers three crooks (Nillot, Joe, and Kratz) into bunching up in Nillot's home, then breaks into the house himself, and confronts them. One gets behind him and konks him with a pistol butt, but the Clock is wearing a sponge rubber hat, so he's unfazed by this, and proceeds to administer paralyzing nerve pinches to the three of them and leave them for the police.

Appearing in The Clock: "Nillot the Swindler"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Kane

Antagonists:

  • Nillot
  • Joe
  • Kratz

Other Characters:

  • Wilty (dead)

Locations:

Items:

  • solid sponge rubber hat

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Synopsis for Gallant Knight: "Land of Enchantment"

(reprints from the British comic Wags)

Appearing in Gallant Knight: "Land of Enchantment"

Featured Characters:

  • Sir Tyrone Neville of England (Final appearance)

Antagonists:

  • a slaver
    • his daughter
      • their guards (some die)

Other Characters:

Locations:

  • Charlemagne's Council Hall
  • Land of Shadows
    • castle
    • gold mine
    • enchanted forest

Era:

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for Slim and Tubby: "Episode 24"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Slim and Tubby: "Episode 24"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Ned Brant"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for Reynolds of the Mounted: "The Return of Jules Reynard"

Jules Reynard escapes from prison and returns to Fur Trappers Valley, where he takes revenge on the trappers who had sent him to prison, murdering some, robbing all, and burning down their cabins. Mounties arrive, and there is a gunfight, then an attempted escape, which ends when one Mountie fatally crashes a biplane into the fleeing Reynard.

Appearing in Reynolds of the Mounted: "The Return of Jules Reynard"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Jules Reynard (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Pierre Bateau
  • Bert, pilot
  • RCMP Inspector
    • Tom, Mountie
    • Bob, Mountie

Locations:

  • Canada
    • Fur Trappers Valley
    • RCMP HQ

Vehicles:

  • RCMP biplane (Destroyed)

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Notes

  • Published monthly by Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • Last issue for Gallant Knight by Vernon Henkel.
  • First issue for John Devlin art on Lala Palooza, which now presents original material.
  • Sgt. Reynolds, surveying the crash site: "... and that finishes Jules Reynard -- a fitting end for his type!"
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Comics were:
    • Big Top (newspaper strip reprints) by Ed Wheelan {!-- two pages is why. --}
    • Bungle Family (newspaper strip reprints) by H.J. Tuthill {!-- two pages is why. --}
    • "Devil's Head" (text story) by Robert M. Hyatt
    • Good Deed Dotty by J.P. McEvoy and J.H. Striebel, running across the top 1/5 of all 3 of their Dixie Dugan pages.
    • "Joe Palooka's Boxing Course" by Ham Fisher, running across the top 1/5 of one of his Joe Palooka pages.
    • "Joe Palooka's Album" by Ham Fisher, running across the top 1/5 of three of his Joe Palooka pages.
    • Lena Pry by Monte Barrett and Russell E. Ross, running in the bottom-left 1/4 of all 4 of their Jane Arden pages.
    • Little Brother by H.J. Tuthill, running across the top 1/5 of both of his Bungle Family pages.
    • Mortimer Mum by Bill Sakren, across bottom halves of both "Toddy" pages.
    • Nippie ("He's Often Wrong") by Lank Leonard, running across the top 1/5 of all 4 of his Mickey Finn pages.
    • Off The Record (1-panel gags) by Ed Reed, in two places in this issue.
    • Rube Goldberg's Side Show, by Rube Goldberg, in two places in this issue.
    • They're Still Talking: "... About That Remarkable World Series Batting Feat", by Bob Zuppke and R.W. Depew
    • Toddy by George Marcoux, across top halves of both "Mortimer Mum" pages.
    • Twisted Tales by Rube Goldberg, running across the bottom 1/5 of both of his Side Show pages.

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