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"Joe Palooka": (newspaper strip reprints)

Quote1.png Don't worry too much, Captain. From what I know about the Clock he has a funny way of hearing about these things!! Quote2.png
Brian O'Brien, secretly The Clock

Feature Comics #25 is an issue of the series Feature Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1939.

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"


Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Synopsis for Charlie Chan: "The Hedrin Gold Mine Mystery, Part 1 of 2"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Charlie Chan: "The Hedrin Gold Mine Mystery, Part 1 of 2"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kirk Barrow (Chan's assistant)

Antagonists:

  • Tony Powers
  • Red Joe
  • Homer Sneed

Other Characters:

  • Jim Hedrin
  • Barbara Hedrin
  • Roger Crane
  • Dunhill Family: Buck, et.al.
  • Mrs. Powers (mentioned, dead)
  • Tim Powers (mentioned, dead)
  • Steve Harkins

Locations:

Synopsis for Captain Fortune: "The Coming of Captain Fortune"

Captain Fortune and his untrustworthy crew of privateers put to sea in the galleon "Revenge", to harry French shipping. After plundering a French merchant ship, Fortune disappoints his crew by not sinking the captured vessel. He later disappoints them again by refusing to attack a Dutch ship. Soon there is a mutiny, which Fortune quashes, making an enemy of renegade crewman Michael Severish. He makes a mistake by neglecting to hang Severish.

At the Spanish port of San Louvelle, Fortune and his second-in-command, Will Kentshire, go ashore to arrange for repairs and replenishments, at a meeting in the Governor's Mansion. Aboard the Revenge, anchored in the harbor, Severish pulls his second mutiny, and sends a barrage of cannonfire into the town! The Governor is enraged, and has Fortune and Kentshire arrested. Out in the harbor, Severish gloats.

Appearing in Captain Fortune: "The Coming of Captain Fortune"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Will Kentshire, First Mate (First appearance)
    • "Revenge" Crew

Antagonists:

  • Michael Severish (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • French Merchant Crew
  • Governor of San Louvelle
    • Spanish Townspeople

Locations:

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • San Louvelle

Dates:

Vehicles:

  • English Galleon "Revenge"
  • French Trader
  • Dutch Trader

Synopsis for The Clock: "The Parker Gang"

Inspector Kane confides to Brian O'Brien that he prefers having the Clock stepping in on his cases, such as the one with the Parker Gang, because his undercover men were too well known to the mobsters. The Clock kidnaps and impersonates Thomas Carter, one of Commissioner Chase's employees, in order to figure out which of his other two employees (Alvin Morton or John Parlee) was the inside man on the theft of an expensive set of emeralds from Chase's house. He then plants a rumor about a diamond necklace, and Morton takes the bait, and gets struck by the Clock.

Appearing in The Clock: "The Parker Gang"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Kane

Antagonists:

  • Alvin Morton
  • The Parker Gang

Other Characters:

  • Commissioner Chase
  • Thomas Carter
  • John Parlee

Locations:

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for Rance Keane: "A Death In Wagonwheel"


Appearing in Rance Keane: "A Death In Wagonwheel"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Chaps Shaw

Antagonists:

  • Ab Flint

Other Characters:

  • Clyde Doan (Dies)
  • Jim Towne
  • Dan Wilcox

Locations:

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Ned Brant"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

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 Reynolds of the Mounted: "Gold and Greed"


Appearing in Reynolds of the Mounted: "Gold and Greed"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Tom Wade
  • Red Cloud

Other Characters:

  • Jim
  • Jim's Dad

Locations:

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Notes

  • First issue for Captain Fortune.
  • The Clock has many hideouts, in and near the city. Also, apparently, he routinely carried some blank bullets around with him, in case an opportunity should arise, to reload a bad guy's gun with them.
  • Rance Keane had his current adventure in Arizona, at a time when piped-in flammable gas was available, at least at the home of a wealthy banker, yet everybody still rode horses. Gas became commercially available in Arizona starting in 1910.
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Comics were:
    • Big Top (newspaper strip reprints) by Ed Wheelan
    • Bungle Family (newspaper strip reprints) by H.J. Tuthill
    • 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 Album" by Ham Fisher, running across the top 1/5 of all 4 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 Side (1-panel gags) by Jo Metzer.
    • Off The Record (1-panel gags) by Ed Reed, on two pages in this issue.
    • Rube Goldberg's Side Show, by Rube Goldberg, in two places in this issue.
    • "The Rules of the Game" (text story), by A. L. Allen
    • Slim and Tubby (newspaper strip reprints) by John J. Welch
    • They're Still Talking: "...About Exactly What Happened on that Historic Merkle Play", 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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