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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

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

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

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent 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:

Antagonists:

  • "Velvet" Marcon

Other Characters:

  • Judge Justin Wright
  • Gown and Gavel Club

Locations:

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 "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: "The Doctor"

Reprints from the British comic Wags

Appearing in Hawks of the Seas: "The Doctor"

Featured Characters:

  • The Hawk, as "the Doctor"
  • Bogg
  • Fluth
  • Caleb
  • Sagaua
  • Pierre
  • Burke

Antagonists:

  • "Claw" Carlos (Behind the scenes)
    • his pirate crew: Pietro, others (Behind the scenes)
  • English Colonial Governor
    • Governor's couriers and messengers
  • Newton's mutinous crew

Other Characters:

  • Captain Newton, of the Manzanillo
  • Spanish Princess

Locations:

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

Items:

  • Inca Ruby (Mentioned only)

Vehicles:

  • Manzanillo, small sloop

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

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Notes

Trivia

  • Will Eisner signed his "Hawks of the Sea" strip as "Willis Rensie."
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Funnies 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 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 3 of his Bungle Family pages.
    • Modern 'Planes: "The Winner" (French racing plane) by Les Marshall
    • 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 (gag cartoons) by Ed Reed appears in four places in this issue.
    • Pirates Ahoy: "The Pirate Hero of France" (text story) by Charles B. Driscoll
    • Puzzle Phun: "50 OP" by Don DeConn
    • Star Snapshots: Luise Rainer, by Bernard Baily
    • Strange As It Seems "Frank C. Withers", by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems "The Birth of 1850", by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems: "The Ghost Spy", by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems: "William Penn", by John Hix
    • They're Still Talking: "...About the Courage of Glenn Cunningham" by Bob Zuppke & R.W. Depew
    • They're Still Talking: "...About How Frank Gotch Made Hackenschmidt Quit" 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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