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"Mickey Finn": (newspaper strip reprints)

Feature Funnies #18 is an issue of the series Feature Funnies (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1939.

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Synopsis for Captain Cook of Scotland Yard: "John Trenton"

A bank clerk steals fifty thousand dollars, confides in a shady lawyer, and gets murdered. John Trenton the lawyer stuffs the body in a trunk, and sends it to a distant railway station. Creig Cook does a great deal of straightforward police work and figures out what's going on, then he and his boss get out to the distant station ahead of Trenton. When he claims the trunk, they arrest him.

Appearing in Captain Cook of Scotland Yard: "John Trenton"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Chief

Other Characters:

  • Trenton's Landlady
  • Ella Ferguson, maid

Antagonists:

  • Thompson, bank clerk (Deceased)
  • John Trenton

Locations:

  • London
    • Scotland Yard
    • Hanover St. Bank
    • 205 Hart St., boarding house
    • Southampton Station
  • distant station

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 Espionage Starring Black X: "Brenda Mason"

Black X travels alone to China to retrieve Brenda Mason, the only eyewitness to the shooting-down of a passenger airplane, by a foreign power. He and Miss Mason narrowly escape occupied China, aboard the S.S. Tania, a refugee ship.

Appearing in Espionage Starring Black X: "Brenda Mason"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Agent 27-Z (Dies)
  • Brenda Mason
  • Agent K-5

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • S.S. "Tania", Refugee Ship

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Ned Brant"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for "The Bungle Family"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "The Bungle Family"

Featured Characters:

  • Bungle Family

Synopsis for The Clock Strikes!: "Sam Snatz, Cop Killer"

The Clock adopts a fake identity as "Sam Snatz" and pretends to murder Officer Tim Hara to get inside Tony Chukka's gang. Then he pulls out a gun, lines up Tony and Mopey, and calls in Captain Kane.

Appearing in The Clock Strikes!: "Sam Snatz, Cop Killer"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Kane

Antagonists:

  • Tony Chukka
    • Mopey
  • Joe Bledd

Other Characters:

  • Officer Tim Hara

Locations:

  • New York City
    • Police HQ
    • O'Brien's townhouse
    • 44 Downs Street, Chukka's hideout

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Synopsis for "Archie O'Toole"


Appearing in "Archie O'Toole"

Featured Characters:

Locations:

  • Pyromania

Synopsis for Gallant Knight: "Montecourt, Part 1 of 2"

(reprints from the British comic Wags)

The King of Spain goes to war against the Moors, and calls in his vassals including the Duke of Montecourt, who is joined in this campaign by Sir Neville, and his self-appointed Page, Leo. One nobleman, Counte de Roche Mont, cuts a side deal with commanders of the Moors, and meets them secretly in a hideout in the hills. Sir Neville catches them at it, sends his page back to Cordova to warn the army, and engages the half-dozen enemy swordsmen. By the time Leo gets back with the cavalry, Neville has defeated all of them.

Appearing in Gallant Knight: "Montecourt, Part 1 of 2"

Featured Characters:

  • Sir Tyrone Neville, the Gallant Knight

Supporting Characters:

  • Leo, Neville's Page

Other Characters:

  • Duke of Montecourt
    • his knights and soldiers

Antagonists:

  • Count de Roche Mont
    • his knights and soldiers
  • Many Moorish knights and soldiers

Locations:

Era:

Synopsis for "Big Top"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Big Top"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for Reynolds of the Mounted: "Wolf-Eaters"

In a remote corner of Canada, Sgt Reynolds rescues explorer John Kenyon, and his small idol, from the Wolf-Eater Indians, and three white gunmen.

Appearing in Reynolds of the Mounted: "Wolf-Eaters"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

  • John Kenyon, explorer

Antagonists:

  • Wolf-Eaters, Indian Tribe
  • Three White Gunmen

Locations:

Items:

  • Small Black Idol with Diamond Eyes

Vehicles:

  • Ski Plane
  • Dog Sled

Synopsis for Slim and Tubby: "Episode 18"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Slim and Tubby: "Episode 18"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for Richard Manners: "Doc Eilers"

In Richard Manners' ancestral home town of Crestville, in New England, Doc Eilers murders his wealthy father to inherit his estate. Local detective Mitch can't prove that Old Eilers was murdered, but Richard Manners is visiting and Mitch recruits him to help out. Manners figures out the killer's unusually complicated murder scheme, and Mitch tackles and arrests him.

Appearing in Richard Manners: "Doc Eilers"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Mr. Manners, Richard's Dad

Other Characters:

  • Mitch, town detective
  • Old Eilers (Deceased)
    • his servant Meadows, alias Jack Brown
    • two other servants

Antagonists:

  • Doc Eilers

Locations:

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Notes

  • Published monthly by Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • Espionage:
    • Neither Major Murdock nor Batu appear, and the entire story takes place in China.
    • For no reason that is ever explained, Black X wears a domino mask in the first part of this story, then removes it later.
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Funnies were:
    • 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 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 ("Toddy" and "Mortimer Mum" share their two pages, with Mortimer running on the bottom half)
    • 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.
    • Strange As It Seems: "Charles Dickens" by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems: "Josephine Bonaparte" by John Hix
    • They're Still Talking: "...About That Great Track Upset" by Bob Zuppke and R.W. Depew
    • "The Barbarian, a Tale of Sybaris and Macedon in the year 507" (text story, part four, continued from last issue), by Robert M. Hyatt, illustration by Ed Cronin. The Barbarian's name is Konar.
    • Toddy, by George Marcoux ("Toddy" and "Mortimer Mum" share their two pages, with Toddy running on the top half)

Trivia

  • George E. Brenner signs his Clip Chance story as "Scott Sheridan" and his The Clock Strikes story as himself.
  • Will Eisner signs his Espionage strip as "Will Erwin" and his "Archie O'Toole" feature as "Bud Thomas."
  • In Captain Cook, the bank clerk, in London, steals fifty thousand dollars from the bank. Traveling around England with a big pile of foreign currency seems like a bad plan.


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