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"Joe Palooka": (newspaper strip reprints)

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The Clock

Feature Comics #26 is an issue of the series Feature Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1939.

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

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 Captain Fortune: "The Mutiny of Michael Severish"

The infuriated Spanish Governor of San Louvelle orders the arrests of Captain Fortune and Will Kentshire. Swords come out, and the two Englishmen fight their way out of the Governor's mansion. Out in the gardens, in the dark, Fortune bumps into a beautiful Spanish girl, briefly converses, then flees along with Kentshire. When pursuers catch up, the girl misdirects them.

Out in the harbor, aboard the Revenge, Michael Severish orders a cease-fire, and sends his henchman Dregg, under a flag of truce, into the town to negotiate a ransom. Reaching the waterfront, Tyrone and Will spot the Revenge's dinghy, rowed by Dregg, and they figure out what he's up to, then peel their heavy outer clothing and swim out to meet the boat. They reach it before anybody in the town spots it, board it, dispose of Dregg, and row it back to the anchored galleon. Captain Fortune sneaks aboard his own ship, duels and kills Severish, then turns the stern swivel gun to cover the crew. Then he and Kentshire free the loyal crewmen and lock up the mutineers.

Appearing in Captain Fortune: "The Mutiny of Michael Severish"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Will Kentshire, First Officer
    • "Revenge" Crew

Antagonists:

  • Michael Severish (Dies)
    • his mutineers: Dregg, et.al.

Other Characters:

  • Governor of San Louvelle
    • his troops
  • unnamed Spanish girl

Locations:

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • San Louvelle

Dates:

Vehicles:

  • English Galleon "Revenge"

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Synopsis for "The Bungle Family"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "The Bungle Family"

Featured Characters:

  • Bungle Family

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Ned Brant"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for The Clock: "Framed for Robbery"

The Clock has been framed for robbery and murder, and when the Clock captures his framer ("Fingers" Holts), he threatens to make a rat eat through his abdomen. He also hypnotizes Holts into confessing.

Appearing in The Clock: "Framed for Robbery"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Kane

Antagonists:

  • Fingers Holts

Locations:

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for Rance Keane: "Dirk Purdue, the Badman"

Rance Keane rides into Meade City alone, encounters local bully Dirk Purdue, who is forcing local rancher Pee Wee Lee to sell him his choice grazing land. Rance resolves this with some shooting and some punching, but mainly by writing a letter to the nearest U.S. Marshall. When Keane leaves town, Pee Wee rides along.

Appearing in Rance Keane: "Dirk Purdue, the Badman"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Pee Wee Lee (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Dirk Purdue
  • crooked sheriff

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • stage coach

Synopsis for Reynolds of the Mounted: "Red Hawk and the Rifles"


Appearing in Reynolds of the Mounted: "Red Hawk and the Rifles"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Chief Red Hawk
    • his braves
  • Paul Sanders

Other Characters:

  • Red Hawk Tribe

Locations:

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

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

(newspaper strip reprints)

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

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kirk Barrow (Chan's assistant)

Antagonists:

  • Red Joe
  • Roger Crane (Dies)
  • Homer Sneed

Other Characters:

  • Jim Hedrin
  • Barbara Hedrin
  • miners: Steve, Vin Pappas, Jon, Knute, Luke, Hank, Paul,et.al. (Vin Pappas dies)
  • Tony Powers

Locations:

  • California
    • San Padre
      • Hedrin's Aureole Gold Mine
      • Powers Gold Mine

Notes

  • Published monthly by Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • The Clock's long-time habit of leaving calling cards and witty notes at crime scenes and on arrested suspects has backfired on him twice before ("Silk Basso Frames the Clock in Feature Funnies #11, Aug 1938) and ("Framing the Clock" in Feature Funnies #15, Dec 1938), and now it does so again, as a third wiseguy has some fake "Clock" calling cards printed up.
  • Rance Keane's sidekick Chaps Shaw is missing from this issue's episode, and Pee Wee Lee becomes the new sidekick.
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Comics were:
    • Big Top: "Episode 26" (newspaper strip reprints) by Ed Wheelan
    • "Cove of the Beasts" (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 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 by Jo Metzer
    • 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.
    • Slim and Tubby (newspaper strip reprints) by John J. Welch
    • They're Still Talking: "...About That Michigan Classic", 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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