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Quote1.png That diamond was your undoing, Charley. It's a stone with a hole in the center, connected by a rubber tube to a small bulb containing tear gas. The bulb is concealed under my arm, and with a little pressure ... well, you know the rest. Now get up. Quote2.png
The Clock

Feature Funnies #12 is an issue of the series Feature Funnies (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1938.

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Synopsis for Clip Chance at Cliffside: "Game In a Quiet Town"

Clip runs in to a burning building to rescue a little kid.

Appearing in Clip Chance at Cliffside: "Game In a Quiet Town"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Bob Hoyt
  • Bill Webb
  • Zeke
  • Tony
  • The Hawks (rival team)
  • Sheriff
  • unnamed toddler

Locations:

  • Hoyt's home town

Synopsis for "Big Top"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Big Top"

  • Appearances not yet listed

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 Strikes: "Charitable Charley"

After robbing a charity bazaar, Charitable Charley sets a trap for The Clock in a waterfront warehouse. The Clock arrives early, scopes out the warehouse, then confronts, tricks, and defeats Charley, using tear gas, beats a confession out of him, then goes to Charley's hideout, talks his way inside by mimicking Charley's voice, beats up two henchmen, and uses their phone to call in Captain Kane.

Appearing in The Clock Strikes: "Charitable Charley"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Kane

Antagonists:

  • Charitable Charley
    • Chuck
    • other hench

Locations:

  • New York City
    • Clock's base
    • 110 Colt Street, Charlie's hideout
    • Pier 23
      • sugar warehouse

Items:

  • tear-gas boutonierre

Synopsis for Ned Brant: "The Phantom Swordsman"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Ned Brant: "The Phantom Swordsman"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for Gallant Knight: "The Rescue of Inez"

(reprints from the British comic Wags)

Appearing in Gallant Knight: "The Rescue of Inez"

Featured Characters:

  • Sir Tyrone Neville, the Gallant Knight

Supporting Characters:

  • Inez

Antagonists:

  • Sir Giles of Renak
    • his knights and archers

Other Characters:

  • The Duke, Inez' father
    • his knights and soldiers

Locations:

Era:

Synopsis for Archie O'Toole: "What a Drag!"

Gil O. Teen sends a female impersonator to entrap Archie in his feminine wiles, but Sneezheim saves the day with a timely and gigantic sneeze.

Appearing in Archie O'Toole: "What a Drag!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Sneezheim

Antagonists:

  • Gil O. Teen
  • Spider

Locations:

  • Pyromania

Synopsis for Slim & Tubby: "Episode 12"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Slim & Tubby: "Episode 12"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Synopsis for Hawks of the Seas: "The Freeing of the Slaves"

(reprints from the British comic Wags)

Appearing in Hawks of the Seas: "The Freeing of the Slaves"

Featured Characters:

  • The Hawk (Final appearance)
    • his crew (Final appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Merrystone
    • his soldiers

Other Characters:

  • Carlos' fiancee
  • several dozen African slaves (Behind the scenes)

Locations:

  • Inagua Bay

Vehicles:

  • Hawk's pirate ship
  • confiscated slave ship

Synopsis for The Bungle Family: "Patents Pending"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in The Bungle Family: "Patents Pending"

Featured Characters:

  • Bungle Family

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Notes

  • Inside front cover is an advertisement for "Candy," featuring Joe Palooka, Lala & Vincent Palooza, Jane Arden, and Mickey Finn. It's not for any particular brand of candy.
  • Archie O'Toole: Gil O. Teen's hench-villain, "Spider", used to be a female impersonator, but is trying to forget about that part of his life.
  • The Clock claims to rarely carry a gun, but he says this in the process of duping a villain.
    • At the end of the story, he does have a gun.
    • Although he typically steals the loot from the crimes that he solves, and gives it to charities, this time The Clock returns all of it, because it was stolen from a charity.
    • His real identity is not named in this story.
  • After this issue, Hawks Of The Seas jumps to another publisher, and is next seen that same month, in Jumbo Comics #1, Sep 1938, published by Fiction House.

Trivia

  • George Brenner signs his Clip Chance story as "Scott Sheridan".
  • Will Eisner signs his Archie O'Toole story as "Bud Thomas", and his Hawks of the Sea story as "Willis Rensie".
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Funnies were:
    • Exciting Adventures: "Walter Hinton", by Terry Gilkison
    • "Fisher's History of Boxing" by Ham Fisher, running across the top 1/5 of all 4 of his Joe Palooka pages.
    • Flossie, by Al Zere ("Toddy" and "Flossie" share their pages, much like "Jane Arden" and "Lena Pry".)
    • Good Deed Dotty by J.P. McEvoy and J.H. Striebel, running across the top 1/5 of all 4 of their Dixie Dugan 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 all 4 of his Bungle Family pages.
    • Off The Record (1-panel gags) by Ed Reed, in two places in this issue.
    • Nippie ("He's Often Wrong") by Lank Leonard, running across the top 1/5 of all 4 of his Mickey Finn pages.
    • Pirates Ahoy: "Mystery Still Hovers Over the Sea" (text story), by Charles B. Driscoll
    • Screen Snapshots: "Katherine Hepburn", by Bernard Baily
    • Strange As It Seems: "Bamboo", by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems: "Hawaiian Wild West", by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems: "The Great Pyramid", by John Hix
    • They're Still Talking: "...About the Boy Who Beat Paavo Nurni's Two-Mile Mark", by Monte Barrett and Russell E. Ross
    • They're Still Talking: "...About the Greatest Golf Performance in History", by Monte Barrett and Russell E. Ross
    • Toddy, by George Marcoux ("Toddy" and "Flossie" share their pages, much like "Jane Arden" and "Lena Pry".)


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