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"Mickey Finn": (newspaper strip reprints)

Feature Funnies #4 is an issue of the series Feature Funnies (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 1938.

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)
Mickey Finn poses as Santa Claus to bring Christmas to two poor children.

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Ned Brant"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for Big Top: "Episode 4"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Big Top: "Episode 4"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Synopsis for "The Clock Versus the Loan Shark"

The Clock gets a loan shark to confess, by sticking his supposedly-artificial hand into a fireplace, revealing the real hand concealed within, then beating a written confession out of him.

Appearing in "The Clock Versus the Loan Shark"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Kane

Antagonists:

  • Nichols

Locations:

Synopsis for Slim and Tubby: "Episode 4"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Slim and Tubby: "Episode 4"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

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 "Off the Record"

(newspaper cartoon reprints)

Appearing in "Off the Record"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for The Bungle Family: "Neighbors' Day"

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Appearing in The Bungle Family: "Neighbors' Day"

Featured Characters:

  • Bungle Family

Synopsis for "Jim Swift"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Jim Swift"

Featured Characters:

  • Jim Swift

Synopsis for Hawks of the Seas: "The Hawk"

Reprints from the British comic Wags

Appearing in Hawks of the Seas: "The Hawk"

Featured Characters:

  • The Hawk, American adventurer
  • Burke
  • Bogg
  • Fluth

Antagonists:

  • "Claw" Carlos (Wounded)
    • his pirate crew: Pietro, others (Some are wounded)
  • English Colonial Governor
    • Governor's servants

Other Characters:

  • Governor's party guests
  • Spanish Princess
  • Mother Carey, innkeeper
  • English Soldiers

Locations:

  • Jamaica
    • Port Royal
      • Jail
      • Governor's Mansion
    • Little Waterfront Inn
    • Kingston
      • Inn
  • Inagua Island, east of Jamaica (destination)
    • Blue Boar's Head Inn (destination)
  • Spanish Main

Items:

  • Inca Ruby (Mentioned only)

Vehicles:

  • Jamaica Coach, for Kingston
  • Manzanillo, sloop, for Inagua Island

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Trivia

  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Comics were:
    • "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 3 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 3 of his Bungle Family pages.
    • Modern 'Planes: "Kawasaki 88" (observation biplane) by Les Marshall
    • Nippie ("He's Often Wrong") by Lank Leonard, running across the top 1/5 of all 5 of his Mickey Finn pages.
    • Off Side by Jo Metzer
    • Off The Record (gag cartoons) by Ed Reed appears in four places in this issue.
    • Pirates Ahoy: "Shipwreck Made a Pirate of 'Honest John'" (text story) by Charles B. Driscoll
    • Puzzle Phun: "Color Twins" by Don DeConn
    • Star Snapshots: Charles Laughton, by Bernard Baily
    • Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
    • Strange As It Seems "Edward VII", by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems "James A. Garfield", by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems "Vincent van Gogh", by John Hix
    • They're Still Talking: "...About Jack Dempsey at Toledo Ohio July 4, 1919" by Bob Zuppke & R.W. Depew
    • They're Still Talking: "...About Jim Thorpe's Athletic Tragedy" by Bob Zuppke & R.W. Depew
    • Toddy by George Marcoux ("Toddy" and "Flossie" share their pages, much like "Jane Arden" and "Lena Pry".)


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