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"Joe Palooka": (newspaper strip reprints)

Quote1.png Not so fast Marcon -- You gloated just a little too long for your own good -- Quote2.png
The Clock

Feature Funnies #5 is an issue of the series Feature Funnies (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1938.

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Synopsis for "Ned Brant"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Ned Brant"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Synopsis for "Big Top"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Big Top"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "The Bungle Family"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "The Bungle Family"

Featured Characters:

  • The Bungle Family

Synopsis for The Clock Strikes: "'Velvet' Marcon"

When imprisoned extortionist "Velvet" Marcon is released at the end of his sentence, he undertakes the fulfillment of his vow of revenge against Judge Justin Wright. The Clock convinces the judge to set a trap for Marcon, at the Judge's country home. Marcon goes there, sneaks up on the Clock, and head-konks him unconscious with a pistol butt, then enters the house to confront Wright at gunpoint. He then wastes so much time talking smack to the judge that the Clock has time to recover consciousness, run into the house, and grab him. Four punches later, Marcon is laid out unconscious and tied up. The Clock then asks the judge to contribute twenty thousand dollars to the city orphanage's building fund, and the judge is happy to donate.

Appearing in The Clock Strikes: "'Velvet' Marcon"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • "Velvet" Marcon

Other Characters:

  • Judge Justin Wright
  • Gown and Gavel Club




Synopsis for "Jane Arden"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Jane Arden"

Featured Characters:

  • Jane Arden

Synopsis for "Lena Pry"

(left side of bottom half of Jane Arden pages)

Appearing in "Lena Pry"

Featured Characters:

  • Lena Pry

Synopsis for "Slim and Tubby"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Slim and Tubby"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for "Hawks of the Seas"

Reprints of the Hawks of the Seas feature from the British comic Wags

Appearing in "Hawks of the Seas"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Jim Swift"

Appearing in "Jim Swift"

Featured Characters:

  • Jim Swift

Synopsis for "Toddy"

Appearing in "Toddy"

Featured Characters:

  • Toddy

Synopsis for "Flossie"

Appearing in "Flossie"

Featured Characters:

  • Flossy

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn


  • The Clock is knocked unconscious, possibly for the first time, with a pistol butt, in this issue.
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Funnies were:
    • Screen Snapshots: Luise Rainer, by Bernard Bailey
    • Off The Record, by Ed Reed
    • Strange As It Seems: The Ghost Spy, by John Hix
    • They're Still Talking: The Courage of Glenn Cunningham
    • Puzzle Fun, by Don DeConn
    • Pirates Ahoy!: "The Pirate Hero of France" (text story), by Charles B. Driscoll
    • Off Side, by Jo Metzer
    • They're Still Talking: Frank Gotch
    • Modern Planes: The Winner, by Lee Marshall
    • Nippie, by Lank Leonard

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